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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November 2014
Included with museum admission

Thanksgiving Celebration!

November 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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11:00 a.m. Sensational Story Time 3:30 p.m. Listen & Learn Sure, Thanksgiving is known for the pilgrims, history and turkey. But most importantly, Thanksgiving is for giving thanks; it’s a holiday all about everything that we are thankful for. Today let’s celebrate family, friends, and the holiday that brings everyone together through these fun activities: Sensational Story Time – Gobble gobble up these books for a Thanksgiving treat! From hilarious turkeys to holiday history your children will learn and engage.…

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December 2014
Bring in a toy valued at $5 or more to receive discount on admission.

CHOC Toy Drive

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 23 @ 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Help spread holiday cheer to patients at CHOC Children’s Hospital! Pretend City Children’s Museum is once again partnering up with the Orange Coast Harley Owners Group and Orange County Harley-Davidson to benefit the patients at CHOC Children’s Hospital by collecting new, unwrapped toys! Durable, cleanable toys are most useful in the hospital setting. For a list acceptable toys, please visit CHOC’s Toy Wish List. Bring a child’s toy valued at $5 or greater to receive 25% off general admission on…

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December 2014: City Express – Sending Holiday Wishes (All Month Long)

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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“Season’s Greetings, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Habari Gani, and Happy Holidays!” All around us we hear happy greetings through music, friends, and family. With all these holiday wishes being shared, December is a season full of cheer and joy. From the moment we drop our holiday cards at the post office to their arrival in our loved ones’ mailboxes, there’s just something special about giving and receiving mail during the holidays. Join us this month as we explore the bustling…

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Members Only – Breakfast with Santa

December 6 @ 8:30 am
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    8:30a.m. – 10:00a.m. Specifically for:    Pretend City Member children of all ages; Grown-ups Celebrate the season with Pretend City at our Members Only Holiday Breakfast.  Enjoy a continental breakfast along with special holiday crafts, seasonal music, and a visit with Santa. Play Partner: Membership Assistant Grown-up Tip: Tips for your Santa visit – Be careful not to paint a scary picture of Saint Nick. If you prep your child by saying “Don’t be afraid, Santa’s not going to…

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Free

Volunteer Training

December 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time: 9:30-11:00am Specifically for: New Volunteer Program participants or interested participants and youth 12 years* and older ‘Tis the season to volunteer! Holiday helpers are needed to make the season bright for the children of Pretend City Children’s Museum. December is all about diversity and celebrating the richness of different holiday cultures and traditions within our community. It is with the help of volunteers who can lend their knowledge and background to activities that allow children to really learn about…

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$10 per adult, infants and Members are FREE!

Baby Steps through Pretend City!

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time: 2:00-3:30p.m. Specifically for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please.  “H” is for holiday fun! During this festive Baby Steps event, Pretend City Children’s Museum famously adorable baby guests will enjoy activities that usually are left for the “big kids”. From decorating the tree and opening gifts, to creating holiday cards, your little one with bounce with joy! A special surprise guest from the North Pole will make this event an…

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Check-ups and activities are included with admission

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

December 12 @ 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 Join us for a fun Way To Play Day which is specially designed to assist parents in finding answers to questions about their child’s development. Make sure to use our Way To Play Adventure Guide there are activities to enhance your play at Pretend City with developmentally…

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Free

Free ASQ Developmental Screenings

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Regular developmental screening in the early years makes sure that children are on track, and helps identify areas where additional support may be needed. Today, Pretend City Children’s Museum’s child development initiative Good to Go From Head To Toe will host ASQ Developmental Screenings. These screenings will be facilitated by School Readiness Nurses from Irvine and Laguna Beach Unified School Districts. The screenings will assess your child’s speech, motor, cognitive…

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Free

Free Vision Screenings

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Specifically for:    Children Ages 2 ½ years and up; Grown-ups This vision screening focuses on young children from ages 2 ½ to 6 years old.  It is a screening utilized for visual acuity, external eye health, and binocular vision. The HOTV letter chart is used to create a fun and developmentally appropriate atmosphere. Play Partner: Kim Anderson from California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Grown-up Tip: Stacking building blocks, rolling a ball back and forth, coloring, drawing, cutting, or…

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December 12-23: Christmas Countdown!

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time: Activity times vary Specifically for:  Preschoolers (3-5 years), Kindergarteners (5-6 years) “First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then well go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie dough as fast as we can, and then…we’ll snuggle.” Buddy the Elf It’s time to begin the 12 days of Christmas Countdown! The days that lead up to Christmas are an exciting and magical time for young children. Join us each day as we “unwrap” a…

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