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

Celebrate Pretend City’s Birthday!

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups Meet some of your favorite characters as they help Pretend City celebrate our 6th Birthday!   Enjoy a slice of birthday cake, make a birthday hat, get your face painted and pose for a photo with your favorite super hero or princess.  All included with admission!  Are you celebrating your 6th birthday too this year?  Bring in proof and you’ll receive free admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 28, 29, and 30th. Friday…

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Korean Festival Fridays

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Join us every Friday this summer to participate in Korean Festival Fridays – sponsored by The Korean Foundation. Korean Festival Fridays compliment the Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea exhibit to promote Korean Culture to Orange County families. Understanding other people’s languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos are of great value when trying to ensure that children are learning global competency. Festival Fridays make guests passionate participants in learning about the culture by providing activity-based, participatory, educational adventures. Friday, August…

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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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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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Family Autism Event

August 31 @ 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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September 2015

Korean Festival Fridays

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Join us every Friday this summer to participate in Korean Festival Fridays – sponsored by The Korean Foundation. Korean Festival Fridays compliment the Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea exhibit to promote Korean Culture to Orange County families. Understanding other people’s languages, cultures, etiquettes and taboos are of great value when trying to ensure that children are learning global competency. Festival Fridays make guests passionate participants in learning about the culture by providing activity-based, participatory, educational adventures. Friday, September…

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Celebrate Rosh Hashanah – Honey Factory

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Specifically for:    Children ages 6 – 8 years On Rosh Hashanah, it is traditional to eat some special foods, which symbolize blessing, such as the head of the fish, a pomegranate, and lots of sweet food so that the New Year can be as sweet as honey. Join us to participate in the Honey Factory in honor of this High Holiday tradition. Children will learn about how honey is made and why it is kosher. A special observation hive with…

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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

September 11 @ 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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Morning of Remembrance

September 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Flags in the Healing Fields for 9/11

Specifically for:  Children of all ages; Grown-ups On this anniversary of 9/11, Pretend City will offer a way for your family to honor the lives that were lost and the community heroes who gave so much to our country. This is your opportunity to come together collectively with your community to memorialize this day in a meaningful way that will help your children understand the significance of the day.  This morning’s activities will feature a community art project and the…

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Volunteer Training

September 12 @ 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 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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Baby Steps through Pretend City!

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum,
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Dates: Monday September 14 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 join…

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