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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 »

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 »

Celebrate the 4th of July

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 03 Recurrence: Times: Starting: 11:30 AM

Let freedom ring! Pretend City is open a FULL DAY to celebrate Independence Day and you're invited! Stop by the museum for some patriotic fun where your child can partake in our parade through the museum, an Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty fashion show, a star-spangled science lesson, and a sparkling craft to take home. More »

Celebrate the 4th of July!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 03 Recurrence: Times: 11am-5pm

Let freedom ring! Pretend City is celebrating Independence Day and you’re invited! Stop by the museum for some patriotic fun where your child can partake in our parade through the museum, an Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty fashion show, a star-spangled science lesson, and a sparkling craft to take home. More »

Partner in Play Day – Litter for Lunch

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 07 Recurrence: Times: 11:30 am

Trash isn’t very appetizing…but to some sea creatures, it can be mistaken for a buffet! Join us for a Pretend City beach clean up to learn about the importance of keeping our beaches clean and cleaning up after ourselves. More »

Baby Steps through Pretend City!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 10 Recurrence: Times: 2-3:30PM

It’s summertime and perfect weather for outdoor activities like the pool or beach! In this session, we’re covering how to keep your infants safe in the sunlight and in the water! We’re utilizing the Marina and Beach areas of the museum so toddlers and infants can splish splash in some water activities while parents learn some safety tips. This exclusive infant and young toddler event allows babies to play in water their own way so make sure they’re wearing their favorite swimsuit! More »

Teddy Bear Picnic

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 10 Recurrence: Times: 11am-1pm

Have a beary fun time at our Teddy Bear Picnic today! Americans are celebrating one of the most famous toys in the world on July 10—the Teddy Bear—which is over 100 years old! In the museum, we encourage you to bring your bears, blankets, and baskets to set up your own picnic! This is a special treat for today only—make sure you follow proper picnic etiquette and clean up your yummy snacks once you are finished! More »

FREE Dental & ASQ Developmental Screenings

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 14 Recurrence: Times: 10am-12pm

It’s time to show those pearly whites and check your developmental growth at our FREE Dental & ASQ screenings! These screenings are helpful to gauge your child’s development as well as ease them into the motions of regular exams later in life. Our friends at Healthy Smiles and IUSD are performing the screenings and you can also access our free developmental screenings online at Ages and Stages Questionnaire. More »

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 14 Recurrence: Times: 10am-12pm

Way to Play Day this month is all about Gross Motor Skills! We are going to be in the beach and marina areas of the museum helping parents discover new things about their child’s development. With our Way to Play Adventure Guide, there are activities to enhance your child’s play at Pretend City. This special day also includes ASQ Developmental Check-ups from 10am-12pm focusing on speech, motor, cognitive, and social areas. More »

National Ice Cream Day!

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

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM! Get the inside scoop on National Ice Cream Day right here—we’re celebrating it at the museum today with FREE ice cream from 12pm-1pm! Whether you like it in a cup or a cone, with sprinkles or with fudge, come celebrate with us for a day filled with ice cream activities—including crafts and songs! More »

Young Storyteller's Workshop - Salty Seas

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 17 Recurrence: Times: 11am-11:45am

Creative writing stretches the child’s imagination and fosters artistic expression. Storymakery writers will show just how much fun writing can be when they let their imaginations soar. Kids will create their own character and save it online, followed by an exploration in fun story-building about mermaids and pirates! More »

Homeschool Field Experience Day

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

On the 3rd Friday of every month, we welcome homeschooled kids into the museum to enjoy unlimited access to all 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 »

Partner in Play Day – The Safer 3

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 19 Recurrence: Times: 11:30 am

Join the team from Waterworks Aquatics as they hold an interactive story time of the adventures of the Safer 3 – Sammy Starfish, Timmy Tadpole, and Gilbert Guppy. The story will introduce children of all ages to the importance of water safety. After story time, children can take home to coloring page! More »

Celebrate Parent’s Day!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 23 Recurrence: Times: 11am-4pm

Being a parent is a wonderful blessing and today at Pretend City we want to celebrate all the parents in our community! Stop by the museum with your little one and take part in grown-up and me activities, games, and art all focusing on grown-ups and our appreciation for you! More »

Family Autism Event

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 24 Recurrence: 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 »

Partner in Play Day – Deep Blue Sea Life

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 28 Recurrence: Times: 11:30 am

Life is the bubbles, Under the Sea! Dive into this oceanic journey where we’ll go deep into the ocean without leaving land! Newport Landing Whale Watching is teaching us all about the sea creatures that live right off the California coast! Afterward, children will create their own sea scene to take home with them! More »

Celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jul 31 Recurrence: Times: 11am-1pm

You’re a wizard Harry! Celebrate the chosen one’s birthday at Pretend City dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character! Harry Potter books are a great way to introduce fantasy to your school-aged children! These books provide material for children’s imagination, free play, and help them distinguish between what is real and what isn’t. More »

Partner in Play Day – The Safer 3

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Aug 02 Recurrence: Times: 12:30pm

Join the team from Waterworks Academy for an interactive story time of the adventures of the Safer 3- Sammy Starfish, Timmy Tadpole, and Gilbert Guppy. This story introduces children of all ages to the importance of water safety. After the story, the children will be able to take home a coloring page to keep them excited about staying safe in the water! 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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