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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
+1 949-428-3900
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Irvine
Type: Children's Museums
Owner description: Pretend City, a non-profit organization, is an interactive children's museum that builds better brains through whole body learning experiences,... more » Owner description: Pretend City, a non-profit organization, is an interactive children's museum that builds better brains through whole body learning experiences, educational programs and creative exhibits. « less
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Lake Forest, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Brought my 6 month here w/ my wife last week. He is just barely in the age bracket for the place but I could tell he was having so much fun. The mats and play areas meant I could let him fall over without fear. I will agree with another reviewer about spotty enforcement of the cell phone rule. I... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had so much fun when we brought our 19 month old to Pretend City! There is so much to see and he was so excited the entire time! My favorite things were the mini farm and area to lift weights. Too cute! Highly recommend this place to anyone with kids!

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Was just told by an employee that I have to follow kids around and can't have any electronic devices because they encourage us to play with our kids. I told him they're home all summer and I've played with them at home. Also informed him that From where I'm sitting I can see where they're going, they check in everytime... More

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Sacramento
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were looking for something fun to do to keep our 3 year old and 9 month old happy for the day. I saw the reviews here and decided to give Pretend City a shot. It was AMAZING. There was so much to do to keep both children entertained for several hours. Indoor play on a bright sunny day was... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We went there on a Saturday when they had a fair outside and gave out free admission ticket for fair activities, so it was quite crowded inside the museum. My first impression was this place was so chaotic and I had no idea where to start. But apparently my 22 months old didn't think so at all. He knew what... More

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My kids love to go here and play. Some kind of imagination. You can pretend to shop, make your own lunch, play in the water ducks, a bank, grocery store and so much more. My kids loving playing here the entire day with the nanny.

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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I took my 9 month old son to Pretend City today for a baby steps group. The admission for infant is free but adult is $10 each ($20 for myself and my sister). They normally charge $12 per adult for admission. They let us stay for 1.5 hours. I think it's kinda small for children museum however I'd like to... More

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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Fun place! My kids (now 5 and 3) had a GREAT time. It is what it says it is: a little pretend city. They occasionally change things up to keep it interesting for repeat visitors. My only complaint is the gift shop RIGHT at the entrance. Little littles (my then 2-year-old) didn't get the difference between random stuff you can... More

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Orange County, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have a family membership and take our daughter there weekly. She always has a great time and the staff is great!

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Orange, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our kids love this place. We purchased the year pass so they could go more often. They keep it very clean. The kids run the city. Our kids loved the garden, the baby chicks and the water play. The people who work here are awesome, very engaged and help the kids and get involved in the play. The dress up... More

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