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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
+1 949-428-3900
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Ranked #2 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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Irvine, California
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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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Milford
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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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California
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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
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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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
28 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Due to the heat and smoke from many fires in the area this day we were looking for an in-door activity for our granddaughter. We definitely found it in Pretend City. Many activities for the little ones. Our granddaughter enjoyed the variety of push vehicles ( we call Flintstone cars) the most and kept busy going from one to the... More

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Irvine, Ca.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My 16 month old daughter and I have been to Pretend City twice now for the "Baby Steps Through Pretend City" days. Once a month, there is a 1 1/2 hour time period where only 0-18 month olds can come to play. I really like this because my daughter isn't getting trampled by big kids. It isn't as crowded either;... More

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