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Pretend City Children's Museum

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A magical, interactive "city" where children have an opportunity to play grown-up by going to work, buying groceries, visiting the doctor and collecting their pay from an ATM.

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October: Creepy Crawly Invasion!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 01 Recurrence: Times: October 1-October 31

DON’T BUG OUT! This October, we’re celebrating the Halloween season with creepy crawlies at Pretend City! Visit us and meet some “special guests” as bugs take over the museum! We will also have haunting Halloween programming throughout the month, leading up to our holiday extravaganza! More »

The Return of the Ultimate Recycling Machine!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 01 Recurrence: Times: October 1-October 31

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Join us at Pretend City as we engineer our own recycling machines! Children will work together with peers and adults to design an “invention” that transports a plastic bottle into a recycling machine, using different tubes, pulleys, pendulums, and zip-lines! More »

Celebrate Child Health Day!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 03 Recurrence: Times: Monday, October 3, 10:30am-12:30pm

It’s Child Health Day and we’re celebrating all day long at Pretend City! Our partners, Serving Kids Hope, will be playing with us and inviting everyone to take part in some physical activities, including tug-of-war and stretching! In addition, they will lead nutritional classes to show how fitness and nutrition affect the function of the human body’s performance. More »

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 04 Recurrence: Times: Tuesday, October 4, 11am-3:30pm

Sound the Shofar! It’s time to celebrate the festival of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year! Today we will explore the meaning behind Rosh Hashanah and partake in some activities that teach us more about the holiday and the culture behind it! More »

Celebrate Mad Hatter Day!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 06 Recurrence: Times: Thursday, October 6, 11am-3:30pm

It’s tea time! Join us as we celebrate the Mad Hatter and become a little mad ourselves! We will have fun activities all day long including hat making, a tea party, dancing, and art. Alice and the Hare will make an appearance as well! More »

Baby Steps through Pretend City!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 10 Recurrence: Times: Monday, October 10, 2:00pm-3:30pm

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a result, we are focusing on breastfeeding and breast health at our Baby Steps event! Join us to learn about these topics and bring your little ones to play as we provide fun, fall-themed activities for infants. We encourage you to bring your little ones all dressed up in their Halloween costumes! More »

Yom Kippur

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 12 Recurrence: Times: Wednesday, October 12, 11am-3:30pm

Yom Kippur is the holiest day in the Jewish calendar; a day that recognizes apologies and forgiveness. At Pretend City, we will focus on activities that teach little ones how and when to say sorry. We will also partake in activities that teach us more about the holiday and the Jewish religion! More »

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 14 Recurrence: Times: Friday, October 14, 10am-3pm

October’s Way to Play Day is focusing on Problem Solving & Social Skills! We will have guided play scenarios in the café that challenge little ones to reason and come up with a solution. In addition, we will offer free screenings for children from 10am-12pm and child development resources for parents. Our screenings this month include ASQ Developmental Screenings and Dental Screenings with our partners Irvine Unified School District and Healthy Smiles. Complete our online ASQ anytime here: http://pretendcity.org/forms/asq/ More »

White Cane Safety Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 15 Recurrence: Times: 10am-3pm

White Cane Safety Day celebrates the independence and ability of people who are visually impaired. Today at Pretend City, children will learn about the challenges that children with visual impairments experience. The Blind Children’s Learning Center will help your child “see” the world in a new light as he/she partakes in different experiences that visually impaired children undergo. More »

Young Authors Workshop-Spooky Tales

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 18 Recurrence: Times: Tuesday, October 18, 11:30am-12:15pm

BOO! Gather ‘round as we share some ghost stories! This workshop allows children to stretch their imaginations as they create their own spooky tales in the spirit of Halloween! Storymakery teaches children different aspects of storytelling, including plot, characters, story development, etc. Whether they decide to imagine a friendly ghost or a spooky zombie, children will design their own story online, using kid-friendly technology! Registration: http://inspire.storymakery.com/pretendcity/october/ More »

Homeschool Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 21 Recurrence: Times: Friday, October 21, 10am-5pm

On the 3rd Friday of every month, we welcome homeschooled kids into the museum to enjoy unlimited access to all of our exhibits! This field experience offers learning through hands-on educational play. Our environment at Pretend City opens a new world of curriculum and activities that challenge students to ask questions and exercise their brains! More »

Costume Week

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 24 Recurrence: Times: Monday, October 24 – Sunday, October 30

Black cats and witch’s brew, we want to dress up with you! Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission! More »

Family Autism Night

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 24 Recurrence: Times: Monday, October 24, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Join us for this special evening where we create an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. More »

United Nations Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 24 Recurrence: Times: Monday, October 24, 10am-12:30pm

United Nations Day will teach children about other nations around the world and what children are like in other parts of the world. They will also learn how their actions can affect those around them and their surroundings. Activities will include flag making, dancing, and story time! More »

Read for the Record Celebrates The Bear Ate Your Sandwich!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 27 Recurrence: Times: Thursday, October 27, 10am-3:30pm

The Bear Ate Your Sandwich! This delightful story will be shared across the country today as children and adults celebrate literacy in the largest shared reading experience, as part of Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign. Together, we will partake in some beary fun activities as we follow a bear in his adventure back to the forest. More »

Healthy Halloween

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 28 Recurrence: Times: Friday, October 28, 11am-12pm

Happy Healthy Halloween! This time of year brings lots of treats and sweets into kids’ lives that may make them fall into a junk food funk. Serving Kids Hope is joining us at Pretend City to share fun tips and tricks to keep your kids eating healthy this Halloween! More »

Trick-Or-Treat Through the City

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 31 Recurrence: Times: 11am-5pm

Pirates, Ghosts, & Princesses Pretty! Come Trick-Or-Treating at Pretend City! On Halloween, we are having a special trick-or-treat extravaganza for all our friends! Stop by the museum and take part in our Halloween Bug Bash as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city! We will surely have a ghouly good time! More »

Trick-Or-Treat Through the City

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Oct 31 Recurrence: Times: All Day

Pirates, Ghosts, & Princesses Pretty! Come Trick-Or-Treating at Pretend City! On Halloween, we are having a special trick-or-treat extravaganza for all our friends! Stop by the museum and take part in our Halloween Bug Bash as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city! We will surely have a ghouly good time! More »

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 01 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Hola Amigos! Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones who have passed. At Pretend City, we are celebrating Dia De Los Muertos with vibrant, educational activities for little ones. Bring a photo of your loved one to add to our special Altar and partake in the celebration! More »

Cast Your Vote – Election Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 08 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Whether you’re on the Trump Train or Hillary’s your gal, it’s Election Day in the United States! Join us at Pretend City for some election activities, including voting on which addition we will add to our museum! Let your child learn about our country and how we elect our leaders! *Free admission for grown-ups wearing an "I Voted" sticker* More »

Remember Veterans Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 11 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Today at Pretend City we’re recognizing our Veterans with educational activities and memorable events. This day is dedicated to teaching our guests about why we appreciate our veterans and how we show our thankfulness. Join us as we show our respect and celebrate those who have sacrificed for our freedom! More »

Festival Ballet-Nutcracker Performance

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 21 Recurrence: Times: 11am-12:30pm

Join us for a full day of fun as Pretend City gears up for the holiday season! Today we are enjoying a performance of the Nutcracker from the Festival Ballet! Bring your little ones by the museum to see this holiday classic. Show times are at 11 am and 11:40 am! You can attend the full version of Festival Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker at the Irvine Barclay Theatre December 10-24 by purchasing tickets here: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=8F33E953-6B88-47C5-8310-E0B927C8CDFD More »

Thanksgiving Celebration!  

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 23 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Let’s give thanks! Today we are taking a trip to Plymouth Rock and celebrating everything we are thankful for! Children will have a blast participating in turkey activities and learning the meaning of giving thanks! More »

Black Friday: Family Friday

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 25 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Take a break from the Black Friday madness and unwind with us at Pretend City! Today is Family Friday at the museum and we are inviting everyone to enjoy some holiday activities and games! We will continue the Thanksgiving celebration by participating in some turkey themed fun! More »

Giving Tuesday

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Nov 29 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

‘Tis the season of giving! Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season in America. All of our programming today will focus on giving and how children and adults can give back to the community. We will also offer ways that you can give back to Pretend City! More »

Homeschool Field Experience Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 15 Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On the 3rd Friday of every month, we welcome homeschooled kids into the museum to enjoy unlimited access to all of our exhibits! This field experience offers learning through hands-on educational play. Our environment at Pretend City opens a new world of curriculum and activities that challenge students to ask questions and exercise their brains! More »

Family Autism Event

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Mar 28 Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Monday Times: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

"Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. If you would like to visit our museum prior to the event (adult only pre-tours), you are welcome to stop in on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 10:00a.m.-11:00a.m. or 4:00-5:00p.m. Watch a video tour of our museum here. Play Partners: Pretendgineers and More »

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