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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
+1 949-428-3900
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Excellent concept for children of all ages!

My granddaughter celebrated her first birthday here yesterday, along with about 40 other... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
YohMama58
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San Jose, California
Really cool spot for toddlers

The Trader Joe's and themed market is their favorite. All other attractions are fun too. Been here... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
j2chan
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Los Angeles, California
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Pretend City Children's Museum builds better brains by providing a rich learning environment for young children. The Museum features a child-sized, interconnected city designed to stimulate purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering free developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
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+1 949-428-3900
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

My granddaughter celebrated her first birthday here yesterday, along with about 40 other partygoers. The ages of the kids ranged from 1 to 15. It was our first time here and we couldn't have been more pleased. The personal service provided to us for the...More

2  Thank YohMama58
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Sounds like your party was a hit! Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The Trader Joe's and themed market is their favorite. All other attractions are fun too. Been here 3 times and they still love it

1  Thank j2chan
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

We love our new Trader Joe's too! Thanks for visiting and the great review!

Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's probably a good place for young kids up to 10 or 11 years old. it's a huge indoor place (near the Irvine spectrum). A great indoor activity day. Kids will enjoy all the different areas. Its exactly what the title says "pretend city" with...More

1  Thank Expat-in-Schweiz
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Glad you had fun - thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to pretend city a handful of times over the years and my children always have so much fun! This last visit was a friend' birthday party. There was a wonderful party room for one hour and the kids had free play at the...More

1  Thank anliena
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Sounds like everyone had fun! Thanks for the nice review!

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our young boys today and the place is very well run. All the employees were friendly and helpful. We stayed from late morning, had lunch there (you can bring your own food or buy from vending machines), and kids didn't...More

1  Thank Dennis J
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thanks for the comments about our employees - we think they are pretty great too! Glad you had a good time - thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is all indoor activity center for kids. It is tinier than the Please Touch Museum of Philly or the Garden State Museum too but it it full of activities. The kids can be busy upto 3-4 hours without the parents having to entertain them....More

1  Thank Vr123456
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Pretend City is literally a pint-size city for kids, with streets and a mini bank, food market, theater, etc. Especially good for toddlers and preschoolers. Have fun with your little ones!

1  Thank JaneDeLo
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We took our two grandchildren here on a weekday. The cost for the four of us was $50. I was expecting that the place would be very nice based on reviews that I saw, but frankly I was very disappointed. it is not that the...More

3  Thank Howard L
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Kids under the age of 10 will thoroughly enjoy. My son who is 8 got hands on learning about irrigation, checked out items at the grocery store, drove around as a police officer, and withdrew lots of money at the ATM... if only that were...More

2  Thank D C
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My daughter-in-law brought our year old granddaughter here last week. She had a ball. Lots of different activity areas. It is an indoor facility so it's a good rainy day place. Children under a year are free and over a year it is $12.50. It...More

1  Thank Gina M
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Can you purchase annual passes?
18 January 2016|
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Response from mike t | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is what we had.
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