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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
+1 949-428-3900
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Just for kids, but a lot to choose from

We took our grandson, who is 3 1/2 to Pretend City, and he enjoyed it. I think the best age for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irvine, California
DA Taylor

What a place for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter! She loved every minute she was here. We spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 29 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
+1 949-428-3900
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank OCIronMike
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter! She loved every minute she was here. We spent about an hour and a half exploring the different stores that are arranged for children. In our time at Pretend City, she was able to be...More

Thank DTaylor18
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I came here as a volunteer for a community event. I was impressed at the high quality of play area for kids. There seems to be a lot of different areas for children to explore and play in. They also have big areas for what...More

Thank Bewtched25
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I took my grandson there. I felt that prices were too high even before I saw an actual place. What struck me the most is that numerous plash toys were extremely dirty. Then when we were at the water activity I wanted to put a...More

1  Thank Diana K
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Fun for children so much .. but nothing food there .. you need 2 hours there to play And the best thing there the corner for Muslim

Thank Sultan A
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My kids have been here several times and life just as much each time. It's really clean and a lot for the kids to do. Mainly for younger children but it's a good day outing for sure

1  Thank Lanifisher
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for visiting and thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 30 June 2017

I had a year round ticket and it's fun couple of times, but after that there is nothing new to explore. My kids got bored too easily, and not fun anymore. Besides too many brats full of the places this place is full of germs,...More

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I won tickets here for the kids to check out on summer break. I checke the tickets and web site for times.That day they even had a underwater sea adventure for the kids.The problem is They close at 1:00 so my kids didint even get...More

1  Thank 1london2
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very nice place with exposure to a hospital , library , fire station , grocery store , stage , fruit trees , vegetable garden etc . The whole presentation helps the kids to understand the functioning of all the above . What i really liked...More

1  Thank Irwinder
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A hidden gem for the little ones. Great details for introduction to experience of many customs of foreign lands

Thank Joanne K
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Response from mike t | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that is what we had.