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Pretend City

Designed for children up to 10 years old, Pretend City provides a fun, imaginative and educational environment for children to meaningfully connect with and expand their world. The museum’s exhibits are organized into the various elements of a city, each offering hands-on ways to explore and discover. A regular schedule of classes and workshops are offered for parents and children.
Also closed: Fourth of July; Mother’s Day, Easter Pricing: $12.50 for anyone over 12 months Discount only for military (no free admission)

General
  • Days/Hours: Tues. – Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m Members have additional access daily from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
  • Admission: Adult: $11 Children: $11 Infant to 12 mos: Free After 4:00 p.m all admission is half price. Military families with ID receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museum program.
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Celebrate Chinese Lantern Festival

  • February 11, 2017
  • Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Pretend City
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission: Included in museum admission.
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Kung Hei Fat Choy means Happy New Year! We are celebrating the end of the Lunar New Year with the Chinese Lantern Festival! Join us for an explosive story time and a cultural connection; learning numb...

Celebrate Groundhog's Day

  • February 02, 2017
  • Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Pretend City
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission: Included in museum admission.
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Today at Pretend City, celebrate with Punxsutawney Phil and learn about Groundhog's Day! We will find out if we will have a long winter or an early spring and why we celebrate this holiday dating bac...

Celebrate Mardi Gras!

  • February 28, 2017
  • Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Pretend City
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Admission: Included in museum admission.
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"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" is French for “Let the good times roll!” It’s one of the most popular sayings during Mardi Gras. Join us at Pretend City and let the...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

XOXO Happy Valentine’s Day! We LOVE all our Pretend City guests! Join us today for special Valentine’s Day activities and learn all about this lovey-dovey holiday!

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

  • February 17, 2017
  • Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Pretend City
  • Times: From: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Admission: Included in museum admission.
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A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. Today at Pretend City, we want to encourage kindness to your child. Remember that there is no such thing as a small act of kindness, every act creat...