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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618-4209
+1 949-428-3900
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Busy Fun

Been here many times with my children, they really love it! This is a hands on interactive museum... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
bzzymommac
via mobile
Great place when raining outside

Nice little place for the kids to spend hours playing all different kinds of roles. Even if I... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Andrei B
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Pretend City Children's Museum builds better brains by providing a rich learning environment for young children. The Museum features a child-sized, interconnected city designed to stimulate purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering free developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“post office” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618-4209
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+1 949-428-3900
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Been here many times with my children, they really love it! This is a hands on interactive museum where children can explore every day places in their community which have been brought to their level. It's developmentally appropriate for preschoolers and Kinders. As you enter,...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Nice little place for the kids to spend hours playing all different kinds of roles. Even if I prefer close by Adventure land with our 2.5 year old this is a great alternative when the weather is bad.

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We had fun for 2-3 hours. My kids could have stayed a little longer, but I was done. It is a little pricey, but a nice way to have fun with preschool age kids.

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We went to all the traditional little kid places between San Diego and Anaheim, but this museum is the place our 3-yr old still talks about months later! His two favorite things were the Trader Joe's grocery store and driving around the 'city' in one...More

1  Thank jetlagged79
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

My kids LOVE this place. Definitely if you are in the area, go there if you have kids under 10 years old. Best for toddlers and young kids. It's like a miniature world--grocery store, beach, fishing, doctor's office, dentist, etc.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Excellent for kids.... I visited because my friends came with kids, and I can see that this is paradise for children.

Thank YuriVanetik
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Pretend C, Public Relations Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your support!

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is such an adorable place to take the kiddos! I took my toddler one afternoon and he had the best time. There are so many things for the kids to do here, they can really pretend to be just about anything. Emergency dispatcher, dentist,...More

Thank Maya D
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Pretend C, Public Relations Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you for your review Maya! We appreciate your kind words and feedback on our museum!

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Fun place for kids and adults. Safe and clean. Lots for kids to do and they learn in a fun atmosphere.

Thank Roxane G
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Pretend C, Public Relations Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you for your review Roxane!

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

The kids love this place and can spend hours playing around different areas. The place is well located near 5 freeway.

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Pretend C, Public Relations Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are happy your kids had a great time!

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We took our grandson, who is 3 1/2 to Pretend City, and he enjoyed it. I think the best age for a child to really appreciate this venue is about 5. While those 3 and under were intrigued to some degree by the displays, children...More

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