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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 »

Family Autism Event

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Mar 27 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 »

April Fool's Day

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

Happy April Fool’s Day! Join us for our wacky rendition of acting foolish and being silly! Our day will be full of fun-filled activities to celebrate this silly day! More »

Light It Up Blue, An Autism Awareness Day Commemoration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 02 Recurrence: Times: All Day

On this special day, we will color the city blue in honor of Autism Awareness! As part of the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative, the city will be lit blue to show our support of families with a child on the spectrum. Activities in the museum will help to educate and support visitors. More »

Kidchella, Family Friendly Music & Arts Festival

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 02 - Apr 08 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Embrace your inner festival-goer and join us for our very own Kidchella! We are excited to have live musical guests throughout the week and explore different musical stylings, instruments, and sounds! Stay tuned for the release of our line-up! More »

Baby Steps Through Pretend City

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

This month’s Baby Steps is all about your health as a new parent! Join us as we discuss topics regarding child abuse prevention and postpartum depression. It is very important mothers have access to resources, friends, and family during the postpartum period. Know that many mothers struggle with depression after the birth of a child and Pretend City is a safe haven for you to ask questions, meet other mothers who are feeling the same as you, and find support. More »

Celebrate Passover: Matzah Bakery

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

Celebrate Passover by participating in the Matzah Bakery! At Pretend City, we will explore matzah dough, learn about ingredients, and enjoy our own matzah bread! Come take part in this Jewish holy holiday. More »

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning

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

Join us for this month’s Way to Play Day as we explore the museum and learn more about your child’s development! We are offering free developmental screenings for your child and will provide you with resources to help your child grow up great! More »

Celebrate Easter

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 15 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

No bunny does Easter quite like Pretend City Children’s Museum! We've got some fabulous Easter games, activities, and art to keep your kids entertained and get them into the Easter spirit. It's all totally eggs-citing fun. More »

National High Five Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 20 Recurrence: Times: 11am-5pm

High-five! Up-top! Down-Low! It’s National High Five Day! Join us as we give and receive high-fives all day at Pretend City! We will have fun activities to help your children build self-confidence and make new friends! More »

Homeschool Field Experience Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 21 Recurrence: Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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 »

Celebrate Earth Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 22 Recurrence: Times: 11am-3pm

Celebrate Earth Day as we gather together and appreciate our home as well as learn new ways to take care of it! Join us for recycling activities, Earth science, and art! It’s the coolest celebration on Earth! More »

The International Peace Choir Performance

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Apr 23 Recurrence: Times: Saturday, April 23, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a special performance by the International Peace Choir! Enjoy their musical talents and beautiful costumes as they showcase different cultures from all over the world! Dive into this ritualistic performance and learn about colorful cultures at Pretend City. 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 »

Let’s Celebrate the Beginning of Ramadan!

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 27 Recurrence: Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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 »

Celebrate Shavout

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 30 Recurrence: Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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 »

Celebrate Shavout

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: May 30 Recurrence: Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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 »

Flag Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 14 Recurrence: Times: 10:00am-5:00pm

Join Pretend City today as we celebrate our countries flag and all that it stands for with the following educational activities: symbols in seconds, literacy lessons, music and movement and holiday history. More »

Father's Day

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 18 Recurrence: Times: 10:00am-5:00pm

Pretend City’s Father’s Day celebration is guaranteed to help dads, uncles, grandpas, and kids enjoy the magic of playing together.  More »

Summer Solstice Celebration

Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Dates: Jun 20 Recurrence: Times: 10am-1pm

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 »

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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