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Mobile Museum at Richmond Spirit and Soul Festival (Richmond) 10/14

October 14, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:15 pm

Visit Habitot’s hands-on exhibits (now mobile!)and art, STEM, and maker activities for young children and their families.

Habitot’s traveling “mini museum” of mobile exhibits plus art, STEM, and maker activities are going on the road! Our exhibits and activities are best for kids 0-5, and siblings and adults are encouraged to play, too!

This event will be held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Spirit and Soul Festival! Embrace the vibrant spirit of our community as we come together to celebrate unity, culture, and diversity with live music and dance, an artisan market, food delights, interactive workshops, community bonding, and a family fun zone! By joining us, you contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Richmond and support local businesses and artists. Embrace the opportunity to connect with your neighbors, make new friends, and celebrate the essence of our city’s soul.

This location is AC Transit accessible with easy freeway access. Located near Richmond Bart Station.

Habitot Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization serving a wide range of families!

Each ticket is a SINGLE FAMILY GROUP ticket and will admit any combination of children and adults in the same household. Please register for just ONE time slot (1 hour an fifteen minute) to allow as many families as possible to attend our event.

We recommend that masks be worn by all individuals over the age of two, although they are not required at this time. For more information on our current COVID-19 protocols, please visit COVID-19 Policy for Pop-ups.

What to Expect!

Fun, interactive activity stations for small hands and bodies!

Rocket & Vehicle Launcher

Launch your handmade rocket 15ft into the sky with a hand-cranked air pressure contraption. New for 2023, use the same hand-cranked air pressure contraption to launch a vehicle down a 10 ft track!

Rocket Building & Tinkering

Design, build, and decorate a rocket from recycled materials. Test how it high it launches in the new rocket launcher. Decide if your make-and-keep needs anything added to it or taken away. A fun design activity!


Playing with water is a learning opportunity! Explore boats, funnels, buckets, and streams to learn about the properties of water, and just have fun!

Boat Making & Tinkering

Design, build, and decorate a boat from recycled materials. Test how it floats and sails in the water table. Decide if your make-and-keep boat needs anything added to it or taken away. A fun design activity!

Art, STEM, and Making Stations

Create art and engage in maker activities with a wide range of materials that encourage “process” and not “product” learning. STEM experiments also help children learn basic science and math concepts. An art making table for 2’s and younger is new for 2023.

Paintable Wall

Imagine an entire mural created by children on our giant paintable wall. Nontoxic washable paint.

Ball Run

Design your very own ball run with endless combinations of tubes, gutters, and more on our giant magnetic wall!

Imagination Playground Blocks

Build a fort, ball ramps, or anything you can imagine with Imagination Playground’s big foam blocks. This is a great activity for making new friends as you build together.

Baby Ball Pitt

Just for the littlest ones — a waterless pool filled with multi-colored plastic balls. Lots of giggles.

Habitot’s 2023 Mobile Museum Tour supported in part by the State of California Department of Natural Resources (California Cultural and Historical Endowment), the City Of Berkeley, California Art Commission, and Chevron.


Downtown Richmond
MacDonald Ave & 15th St.
Richmond, CA 94801 United States