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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
+1 949-428-3900
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Irvine
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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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.

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Lancaster, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Was going to be in the OC for the weekend so the wife wanted to bring the kids here. Stopped by maybe about an hour after they opened and the parking lot was completely full so we were left with parking on the street(actually down the street since it was packed.) I was thinking, great...this place is ridiculously busy judging... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Went here for a birthday party but had been here twice before. This is a really great place to take your toddler-aged children. It's a great mini-city housed in an industrial type building. The kids had a blast doing art projects, playing in the grocery store and doctors offices, and preparing and serving meals at the restaurant. They also learned... More

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Irvine, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is an awesome little place with different stations for children to make believe. It has everything from a grocery store where kids can shop or play register, to a beach. Kids can to art and farm as well. I think the entrance fee is a bit pricey, but you can spend a couple of hours there.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We spent the whole day here with our almost four year old grandson. He loved every minute and wasn't bored at all. He was so excited at all the new stations, always finding something to interest and amuse him. All the assistants were very friendly and helpful. I cannot say enough positive things about pretend city. Well worth the money,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Needed a place to kill a couple hours with my sister while in Irvine. We headed to Pretend City and the girls went crazy jumping from station to station and store to store. So cute to see them driving on the streets with mini cars, shopping and playing with the water fountains at the "beach/pier". Funky hours, not open Mondays... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place is a dream come true for kids that like to pretend. From a doctors office, dental office, police station, fire house, stage, art studio, grocery store, garden, and much more. Kids can drive around and pretend to be whatever they want to. It's a blast and fun for adults. This is primarily for the younger crew about 6... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Being a grandma and caring for 3 grandkids ages 6 and under I wanted to find a cool place for the kids to play for most of the day. I found Pretend City and they loved it and so did I. They played non-stop, brought our lunches and they had healthy snack machines for extra water, etc. Sunday seem to... More

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Irvine, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited Pretend City with my great niece. It was a wonderful experience. It was crowded but there was still room to explore and have fun. Very inventive and loads of fun. The staff is helpful and friendly. The facilities are clean. Would benefit from a better eating option.

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Corona, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Nice indoor place to play. they have "grocery store" (my daughter's favorite, farm, water play, health center, library, activity arts/crafts, beach area, new home/real estate, police, fire station...and not sure if I remembered everything. Plenty of free parking. $12.50 admission. You can bring lunch, there is an area with tables and chairs where you can it, or you can buy... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I'm a stay at home mom of twins that are almost 3, they love this place and so do I. Its a great place I can take them to for a full morning of fun. They never want to leave and they haven't gotten bored here yet. I just bought our year long membership and love that its going to... More

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