Free Habitot ‘mini museum’ set to visit Richmond Library

Hobitot pop-up bringing art, STEM and maker activities to Richmond Library
Photo courtesy of Habitot

The Habitot children’s museum is bringing its traveling “mini museum” featuring hands-on exhibits and art, STEM and maker activities to the Richmond Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Tickets are free.

“Our exhibits and activities are best for kids 0-5, and siblings and adults are encouraged to play, too,” a representative of Habitot stated in the eventbrite for the event.  

Habitot’s 2022 Mobile Museum Tour, which is supported in part by City Of Berkeley, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Chevron, and Kaiser Permanente, offers interactive activity stations that enable children to design, build and decorate a rocket from recycled materials and to launch them; a waterworks feature that allows young people to explore boats, funnels, buckets and stream to learn about the properties of water; a boat making and tinkering station; and art, maker activities and STEM experiences to help children learn basic science and math concepts.

A paintable wall will enable children to create a mural, and kids can also design their very own ball run with endless combinations of tubes, gutters and more on a giant magnetic wall.

There will also be imagination playground blocks to build a fort, ball ramps, or anything one can imagine, as well as a baby ball pitt for the littlest ones — a waterless pool filled with multi-colored plastic balls.

Each ticket to Wednesday’s event admits a single family group, with any combination of children and adults in the same household, including the caregiver. Families can sign up for one ticket for a one hour and fifteen minute timeslot. Everyone over age 2 must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

For more information about Habitot, go here.