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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August 2015

Volunteer Training

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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volunteer

Time: 9:30-11:00am Volunteer Training 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 from many experiences and relationships. Pretend City’s Volunteers serve as role models. They play an important role in inspiring children to learn, and overcome obstacles, and this quarter will help them beat the heat with fun activities and offerings. With a variety of volunteer roles to choose from, you can make…

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Celebrate Happiness Happens Day!

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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smiling mother and baby laying on meadow

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups As the Dalai Lama said, “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” In essence, happiness happens! And we are here to provide fun activities and education for children about what it means to be happy. So come and join us to create happy memories with the following activities: Sensational Story Time: Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? – This book is a powerful tool that will encourage positive…

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Baby Steps through Pretend City!

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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baby steps september

Dates: Monday August 10 Time: 2:00-3:30p.m. ; Baby Steps occur on the 2nd Monday of every month Specifically for: Infants (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please.  Would you like to attend an event dedicated specifically for babies? Do you have questions about feeding, napping, crawling, or just want to enjoy an event where you and your baby can come and play and socialize with other parents in the community? If so, please…

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Getting Ready for the New School Year

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Back to school

Specifically for:  Grown-Ups; childcare not provided It is important when preparing our children for the first day of school to plan ahead. Children take their cue from their parents. When parents are calm, reassuring, optimistic and supportive, children will feel both confident and competent. Not sure where to start? Join us for this 2 part Getting Ready for School workshop presented by Child Behavior Pathways. They will help you understand your child’s needs and how to prepare them for school.…

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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Way To Play Day

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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Celebrate Senior Citizens Day!

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Affection

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups National Senior Citizens Day recognizes contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States. Today, Pretend City celebrates this special day with activities that will help build a special connection to the senior citizens in their lives. Join us for: Growing Up Great Games: Memory Aerobics – Play this fun matching game with us that will merge classic and new cartoon characters to build memory skills and prompt conversations about the past.…

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Homeschool Field Experience Day

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Pretend City Homeschool Day

Specifically for:    Homeschool students 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. Play Partner:  Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators,…

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Celebrate When I Grow Up Day!

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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airplane pilot

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you want to save lives and be a doctor? Or maybe you want to be a graphic designer and create a popular video game for all your friends to play! Pretend City invites all Pretenders and their parents to meet and interact with professionals from all over the community at When I Grow Up Day! Come meet these accomplished professionals who live…

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Volunteer Training

August 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Volunteer

  Specifically for: New Volunteer Program participants or interested participants and youth 12 years* and older Play Partner: Our experienced and knowledgeable Volunteer Coordinator Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change lives, including your own! For teens, unlike school, volunteering gives them a chance to pick what really interests them and what they feel is most deserving of their time. Pretend City is a great place to help children learn and grow while also allowing teens to work on their…

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Celebrate Raksha Bandhan!

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

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups ‘Raksha Bandhan’ or ‘Rakhi’ is a special Hindu occasion to celebrate the special bond and love between brother and sister.  Today’s activities are all centered around building the bond between children and their siblings, family, or peers. Join us for: Smart art: Handmade Rakhi – Children will be able to make their own rakhi’s to gift to their loved siblings, family, or peers. Sensational Story Time: One Busy Day – Enjoy this delightful story…

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