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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July 2015

Partner In Play Day – All Aboard!

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Fish set

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Climb aboard for a journey along our California coast! This “boat” will take you above and below the surface to look at the undersea creatures which inhabit our coast with a special focus on whales. Children will get to grab a pair of binoculars to understand their use on the high seas while using their imaginations to spot various whales in the ocean. Real ocean artifacts will connect their imaginations to reality. Fun…

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Bring a Bear Day!

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Little Girl

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Today we celebrate the iconic children’s teddy bear with a very special picnic and other events. Pretend City will be hosting “Bring a Bear” day in honor of the upcoming Teddy Bear Picnic Day that is celebrated on July 10th. Today’s activities will include: Smart Art: Bear-y Cute. What type of bear-y cute bear will your little one decide to turn into? Children will learn about the different types of bears and then…

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Check-ups and activities are included with museum admission

Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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play development

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

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

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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$10 per adult, infants and Pretend City Members are FREE!

Baby Steps through Pretend City!

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Baby Steps

Dates: Monday July 13 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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Partner In Play Day – Sea Lion Shenanigans

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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California Sea Lion

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups This special story time is focused on those adorable sea creatures that we see along the California coast – sea lions! This video and story presentation will share facts and a fun tale about these marine mammals. Children will even be able to take their photo with a life-size sea lion. If that wasn’t enough to continue the ocean learning fun at home, children will have the opportunity to create their very own…

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The Three Little Pigs Theater Education Program

July 14 @ 1:30 pm - July 16 @ 2:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for:    Children 3 – 7 (preschool & school age); Parents must remain on the premises. Musical Theatre helps children learn to express themselves, hone memorization skills, develop literacy skills, work as a team, and learn how to tell a story.  And it is great fun for kids!  Register your child to be in the mini musical The Three Piggy Opera, a spoof of the classic folk tale The Three Little Pigs, and invite all of your friends and family…

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Homeschool Field Experience Day

July 17 @ 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 National Ice Cream Day!

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Ice Cream Fans

Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream today at Pretend City! This yummy treat is the first thing that comes to mind on a hot summer day. Therefore, it’s only fitting that ice cream be given its own special day. We hope you enjoy these fun ice cream themed activities with us: Smart Art – Ice Cream Dough will be a sensory experience! Your children will get to mold and…

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Stress Management for Parents Workshop

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Stressed at work

Specifically for:  Grown-Ups; childcare not provided Summertime…and the living is easy—right? Well, not always. While we tend to expect a more relaxed lifestyle during summer, and the season definitely has its perks, summer can bring its share of unexpected stress. Child Development Pathways is here to help give grown-ups some insight into summer stressors. They will help grown-ups understand what stress is and how it can affect the family as a whole, but most particularly, the children. They will provide…

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