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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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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 »

Celebrate the Week of the Young Child

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 24 Recurrence: Times: 10am-5pm

Celebrate with us all week long as we celebrate the Young Child! This annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) focuses on raising awareness and showing the importance of early childhood education! Join us for fun activities every day this week! More »

Family Autism Event

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

Today at Pretend City, we will be hosting a special event for children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum. This is a fun opportunity for families and children to play and interact in an autism-friendly environment. Pretend City wants to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. More »

Tell a Story Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 27 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Once Upon a Time… Join us for Tell a Story Day! We will tell lots of stories, hear stories, and maybe create our own! Let your imagination run wild and foster creativity with this fun-filled day! More »

Celebrate Arbor Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 28 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Celebrate Arbor Day with us as we understand the importance of trees! Trees are very beautiful but they are actually very crucial to our existence as human beings! Take part in some tree-inspired art, story time, and activities! More »

Mother Goose Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 01 Recurrence: Times: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s Mother Goose Day at Pretend City! Join us for nursery rhymes, sing alongs, and educational activities! Let your little one learn through music, movement, and rhyming! More »

May the Fourth Be with you!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 04 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Calling all Jedi’s in Training! It’s time to report for duty! Join us at Pretend City for a spaced-out day of Star Wars activities as we celebrate May the Fourth be With You! Dress in your best Star Wars outfit and receive $1 off admission! More »

Celebrating Children’s Day & Opening of Café Nongshim

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 05 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Celebrate Children’s Day and the grand opening of our new Korean café, Café Nongshim at Pretend City! Join us as we host a ribbon cutting ceremony and a spectacular Taekwondo demonstration by the… More »

Star Wars Days!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 06 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Calling all Jedi’s! Join us for an out of this world weekend as we partake in an intergalactic celebration all about Star Wars! Dress in your Star Wars best for a Pretend City Star Wars Weekend! More »

Baby Steps through Pretend City! Mommy & Me

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 08 Recurrence: Times: 2pm- 4pm

Join us for this month’s baby steps as we focus on Mother’s Day and Mommy & Me activities! We will celebrate the bond between mother and child through activities and art! Let your child learn and develop themselves while socializing with other little ones. More »

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 12 Recurrence: Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for this month’s Way to Play Day as we focus on language and communication skills! Play your way through the museum and let our stage staff show you how play can truly be educational. We will be offering FREE ASQ screenings today as well! More »

Mother's Day Celebration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 13 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation for all our moms! Celebrate your mom with a special day at Pretend City! Treat her with our mommy and me activities, games and art projects! Playing at our museum is the perfect way to spend this holiday and create some quality mommy and me bonding time! Happy Mother’s Day from our Pretend City family! More »

Homeschool Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 19 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Once a month we provide Homeschool students unlimited access to our interactive exhibits offering learning through fun experiences. A field experience to Pretend City offers your students hands-on educational play with a variety of different activities. The Pretend City environment allows you to create a unique curriculum to surround your students with challenging problems and absorbing questions. More »

Let’s Celebrate the Beginning of Ramadan!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 27 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

We’re celebrating Ramadan at Pretend City! In the Islamic Faith, Ramadan is a month of blessings; a month full of opportunities, benefits and blessings for Muslims around the world. Exposing children at a young age to different faiths and cultures is an important lesson in diversity and tolerance. A big part of this religious holiday is participating in daily fasting and although young children aren’t old enough to fast this doesn’t mean that they can’t learn about Ramadan and the concept of fasting in Islam. More »

Memorial Day Celebration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 29 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Join us on Memorial Day to honor the fallen heroes of our military! We will host a morning Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence to pay our respects. Pretend City will be open a full day today so bring your family to learn and play with us! More »

Celebrate Shavuot!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 30 Recurrence: Times: 11am-5pm

Celebrate Shavuot with us at Pretend City! We will celebrate this fun Jewish holiday and take part in some educational activities as well! This is a celebration where families and communities decorate synagogues and homes with flowers and greenery, and eat lots of cheesecake, blintzes, and other yummy dairy foods. More »

International Children's Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 01 Recurrence: Times: 11am - 4pm

International Children’s Day is not simply a day to celebrate children, but to bring awareness to children around the globe that have succumbed to violence in forms of abuse, exploitation and discrimination. Pretend City will welcome community partners from various organizations to table in Orange plaza and educate guests on global issues that children today are grappling with.  Today’s activities will celebrate the importance of being little and will include Growing Up Great Games, Paint Our World and Flags of the World. More »

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 03 Recurrence: Times: 9 am - 2 pm

Join us for this month’s Way to Play Day as we focus on language and communication skills! Play your way through the museum and find out how you can make your play as educational as it can be! We will be offering ASQ screenings and vision screenings for FREE! More »

Best Friends Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 08 Recurrence: Times: all day

Grab your BFF and head to Pretend City for our Best Friends Day! More »

Baby Steps through Pretend City!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 12 Recurrence: Times: 2pm - 3:30 pm

Dads, this one’s for you! Join us for a special Baby Steps all about Daddy & Me! Our event will provide activities for exclusive bonding time for infants and daddies alike! Create art, listen to stories, and strengthen that daddy-baby bond! More »

Homeschool Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 16 Recurrence: Times: 11am - 4pm

Once a month we offer Homeschool students unlimited access to our interactive exhibits offering learning through fun experiences. A field experience to Pretend City offers your students a learning experience through hands-on educational play. The Pretend City environment allows you to create a plethora of curriculum and activities to surround your students with challenging problems and absorbing questions. More »

Father's Day Super Dad Games!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 18 Recurrence: Times: 11am - 4pm

Do you have a SUPER-DAD?! What about a SUPER grandpa, uncle, or care-taker?! Today is all about highlighting the super person in your life to celebrate Father’s Day! Enter our Facebook contest for a chance to win an awesome prize! Check out the link for more information! More »

Summer Solstice Celebration & Summer Kick-Off Celebration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 20 Recurrence: Times: 11am - 4pm

Join Pretend City for our annual Summer Celebration! This event marks the start of Southern California’s favorite season, summer! You won’t want to miss this sizzling summer event which will include live musical performances by our surprise guests. Other fun-filled activities for the day include sensational story time, smart art, growing up great games and family fitness fun! More »

Eid al-Fitr Eid Celebration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 26 Recurrence: Times: 11am - 4pm

We’re celebrating at Pretend City! Eid al-Fitr, also known as just Eid, is a Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Celebrations continue for one, two, or three days, and people wish each other Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or Eid Said (Happy Eid). Celebrations vary by country but include gatherings to view the new moon, decorating homes inside and out, family visits, eating special sweet foods, neighborhood fairs, visits to amusement parks, wearing new clothes and giving and receiving gifts. Exposing children at a young age to different faiths and cultures is an important lesson in diversity and tolerance. More »

Family Autism Event

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 26 Recurrence: Times: 5pm - 7:30pm

This special event 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. More »

Sun Safety/ Sunglasses Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 27 Recurrence: Times: 11am - 4pm

We all love summer, but it's important to remember your sun safety! Wear your cutest pair of shades and stop by Pretend City! More »

Family Autism Event

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Mar 01 Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Times: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Today at Pretend City, we will be hosting a special event for children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum. This is a fun opportunity for families and children to play and interact in an autism-friendly environment. Pretend City wants to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. More »

Homeschool Field Experience Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Mar 01 Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Times: 11.30am-3.30pm

Once a month we offer Homeschool students unlimited access to our interactive exhibits offering learning through fun experiences. A field experience to Pretend City offers your students a learning experience through hands-on educational play. The Pretend City environment allows you to create a plethora of curriculum and activities to surround your students with challenging problems and absorbing questions. More »

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 01 Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Times: 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Join us for this month’s Way to Play Day as we enhance your child’s play time to be the best it can be and answer any questions you may have about his/her development! With our stage staff and play partners, we strive to create an educational playtime experience for both parents and children! We will have FREE ASQ screenings with Irvine School Readiness Nurses and Speech/Hearing Screenings with Chapman University. More »

Baby Steps Through Pretend City

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Feb 13 Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 2nd Monday Times: 2pm-3:30pm

This month’s Baby Steps is focusing on teething tots and how to soothe the painful stages of teething. Parents can come to Pretend City and learn how to soothe their baby’s aching teeth and learn infant dental health remedies. 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 »

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