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December 2014

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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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 17-23: Hooray for Chanukah!

December 17 @ 10:00 am - December 23 @ 4:00 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) Happy Chanukah! Celebrate Chanukah at Pretend City. Your child will love these rich and diverse activities about the Hanukkah miracle and the importance of many of the traditions of the holiday. We’ll have fun learning about this wonderful holiday through games, finger play rhymes, art projects and activities. Featured activities include:                 Wednesday, December 17 (A.M. Activity): Menorah                 Thursday, December 18 (P.M. Activity): Dreidel, Dreidel                …

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: $9.00 per students; $9.00 per adult

Homeschool Field Experience Day

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Admission Time:    General Operating Hours (10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.) Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups 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. Your curriculum will be taken to a new level as you surround your students with challenging problems and absorbing questions. Play Partner:  Pretendgineers and Brain Builders; our experienced stage staff of trained…

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Celebrate Chanukah! – Olive Press Workshop

December 19 @ 11:00 am
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time:    11:30a.m. Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Celebrate Chanukah at Pretend City! In honor of the miracle which occurred with oil, Pretend City hosts the Olive Press Workshop. Children will be taken back to a time of chance, drama and triumph! They will laugh, thrill and cheer as the adventure of Chanukah unfolds. They will also learn customs and traditions associated with Chanukah all while making olive oil for the Menorah. Play Partner: Silver Gan Israel Day…

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice

December 21 @ 10:00 am
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) Put on your warm mittens and cozy scarves. It’s officially winter! The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Join us as we celebrate the winter solstice through cool activities and art projects. We’ll explain what the winter solstice is and how various cultures throughout history observed the winter solstice. Activities of the day will include: Smart Art: Visit the Art…

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Pretend City Open Full Day

December 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Pretend City Children’s Museum is open a FULL day as we kickoff winter break!  9:00 – 10:00a.m. – Members Only Hour 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. – General Admission

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$5 fee per grown-up and child pair

Frosty Treat Fun Mommy & Me Cooking Class

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm (class may run over) Specifically for:  Children 2 years of age and up; Grown-ups The holidays are a time to bring the family together. With so many fun treats that can be made why not come together in the kitchen! Cooking with children is something not all grown-ups are comfortable with, not to worry! Child Development Specialist, Kunaal Kumar, is here to help guide grown-ups through the process of cooking with kids. Children will delight in…

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Pretend City CLOSED for Christmas Eve

December 24
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Pretend City Children’s Museum will be CLOSED for Christmas Eve.

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Pretend City CLOSED for Christmas Day

December 25
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Pretend City Children’s Museum will be CLOSED for Christmas Day.

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