Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 (Get Directions) Phone: 949.428.3900 Hours: Tues. - Sun.. 10a.m. - 5p.m. Monday 10a.m. - 1p.m. Ages: Infants to 8 years old

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April 2015

April 2015: Spring has Sprung!

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Spring your way into Pretend City Children’s Museum as we celebrate the many changes of the spring season. From children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing, from flowers blooming to early spring planting, everything about this season is vibrant and full of life. Join us as we focus on nature study projects and hands-on activities that will support your child’s curiosity, interest and love of the great outdoors. Grown-up Tip:  Plants are everywhere! Observe, compare, sort and hypothesize how each plant…

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Member’s Only Spring Event: “Sing of Spring”

April 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for: Pretend City Members Winter is gone and Spring has come. It’s time to celebrate springtime fun! You’re invited to join in the merriment at Pretend City’s Members Only Sing of Spring Event. Grab the hand of a loved one as you twirl, dance, and sing to the sound of music. Skip your way through the city as you greet furry and even scaly animals! You won’t want to miss this night full of music, art, live animals, and…

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Celebrate Earth Day!

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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 Time: 11:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.: Earthroots Field School A.M. Activities: Sensational Story Time P.M. Activities: Let’s Move Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Earth Day celebrates our amazing planet Earth, and the plants and animals that live here with us! As budding environmentalists, children will be motivated to recycle, reduce and reuse waste through diverse activities. Children will experience the outcomes of wasteful actions and make the learning connection that their actions can have a dramatic impact on the environment.…

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Kids Protection Workshop

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for: Grown-ups Parents want nothing more than to protect their children. We invest in the very best safety gear, helmets, car seats and more to keep our children safe. But, what would happen if you were suddenly incapacitated or worse, passed away? Are you confident that your children would be raised by the people you want and enjoy long-term financial protection and security in your absence? Pretend City invites all parents of minor children to join attorney Darlynn Morgan…

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Celebrate Arbor Day!

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:   A.M. Activities: Sensational Story Time P.M. Activities: Simple Science Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Today we celebrate trees with fun Arbor Day activities! Trees are a valuable natural resource. People depend on trees for food, and animals depend on trees for food and shelter. But most important, we depend on trees because they add oxygen to the air. Today’s activities will promote a love for trees in your child: Smart Art: Hand Trees will serve as a…

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Family Autism Event

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public Join us for 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. Play Partners:…

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Children who come dressed up as their favorite superhero will receive FREE admission!

Imagination Conquers the City! (Superhero Day)

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:   Throughout the day Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Children love superheroes. What’s not to love? Strength, courage, smarts, super powers, the ability to conquer any obstacle in the blink of an eye! Today your children’s imaginations will soar as they become our city’s superheroes during our 5th Annual Imagination Celebration event. Activities will inspire them to do good and be the best they can be: Smart Art: Make your very own superhero threads in the art studio. Cuffs,…

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Volunteer Training

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for: New Volunteer Program participants or interested participants and youth 12 years* and older Play Partner: Our experienced and knowledgeable Volunteer Coordinator Children develop as the result of many experiences and relationships. Pretend City’s Volunteers serve as role models and they play an important role in inspiring children to learn and overcome obstacles. This quarter, volunteers will help children understand that a healthy lifestyle can be lived each day. With a variety of volunteer roles to choose from you…

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May 2015
Included with museum admission

Celebrate Mother Goose Day!

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:   Throughout the day Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Today is the day to celebrate Mother Goose and her well-loved nursery rhymes and stories. Reading, reciting and singing Mother Goose rhymes are an excellent way to help a preschooler get ready to read. Visit Pretend City for numerous ways to sing and read Mother Goose rhymes with your child and join one of our fun activities during your visit: Smart Art: Make a Mother Goose puppet! Use it…

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Come dressed as a Star Wars character for $1.00 off of general admission!

May the Fourth Be With You!

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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May the Fourth Be With You! Time:   Throughout the day Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Our city is under threat by the Empire once again! The Rebel alliance have come together and we need to recruit some new young Jedi who must be trained in using the Force. Today you are invited to visit Pretend City to show your Jedi power. You are our only hope. Help us by participating in our fun activities and challenges. Together, we…

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