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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March 2015
Show receipt within the past 30 days of a visit to your pediatrician for $1 off your child’s general admission ticket.

Celebrate National Doctor’s Day!

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    Activities throughout the day Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Children are often full of questions before their doctor’s office visit. Why are we going? Will it hurt? Do I need medicine? Participating in fun doctor themed activities with your child today at Pretend City is the perfect opportunity to talk about these questions, and many more! Join us as we celebrate National Doctor’s Day with these fun activities: Smart Art: In order to be a doctor, you…

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Family Autism Event

March 30 @ 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 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: Pretendgineers and Brain…

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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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Included with museum admission

Light It Up Blue Event in honor of World Autism Awareness Day

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time: 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.    A Walk In My Shoes activities 3:30p.m.                              Sensational Story Time Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Pretend City colors the city blue today! For the 3rd year in a row, we will participate in Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue initiative to help shine light on Autism Awareness. Guests will walk into a blue-lit city all month long as we stand in support of families who experience the gifts and challenges of having…

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Kindness Club – Social Skills Program

April 3 @ 12:30 am - 1:15 pm
Unnamed Venue,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
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Class Days and Dates: Every Friday, April 3rd through May 8th Time:    12:30 – 1:15p.m. Specifically for:    Children 4-6 (preschool & kindergarten); Parents must remain on the premises. This 6-week series helps children explore compassion, self-awareness, and self-control. Each class will include a mindfulness exercise and an art or play activity to encourage self-regulation, compassion, and kindness. Children will also practice identifying feelings, effective communication and problem solving as they recognize the benefits that kindness can bring to their…

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Author’s Day – Paulina Brown presents “Puppy’s Party”

April 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    11:00 a.m.            Lil’ Me Morning Activity Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Spring is here! This is the season to focus on living creatures and caring for our earth. What better way to get motivated than by learning to care for your own pet. Author Paulina Brown visits us to share her story, Puppy’s Party. This fun rhyming story will show children that pets are a part of the family and they deserve special celebrations too. …

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Free for Pretend City Members

Member’s Only – Easter Egg Hunt

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    9:00a.m. Specifically for:    Pretend City Members Easter egg hunts put the fun into Easter and are a great way to engage children in physical activity before the sweet treat eating begins. Today you will find Easter eggs scattered and hidden throughout the city that are filled with fun goodies for your little ones. Members will want to arrive promptly at 9:00 a.m. as the hunt begins as soon as the doors open! Play Partner: Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage…

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Celebrate Easter!

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States

Date:   Saturday, April 4 Time:    Activities throughout the day *Pretend City will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 5 for Easter.  Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups No-bunny does Easter quite like Pretend City Children’s Museum! Easter is filled with fluffy bunnies and gooey eggs. We’ve got some fabulous Easter activities to keep your kids entertained and get them into the Easter mood. It’s all totally eggs-citing fun. Meet N’ Greet: Make sure to capture the magic of the…

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Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time: 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.; Way to Play Days occur on the 2nd Friday of every month Specifically for: Infants (birth -12 months), Young Toddlers (12-24 months), Toddlers (2-4 years), Preschoolers (4-5 years); Grown-ups Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Join us for a fun Way To Play Day, which is specially designed…

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Volunteer Training

April 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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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