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Pretend City Children's Museum

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Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA
Phone Number: +1 949-428-3900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Pretend City, a non-profit organization, is an interactive children's...
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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Excellent adventure for kids

We enjoyed are first visit and became members. This place can become very crowded on the weekend and there will be parents stuck on their cell phones, not watching their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
ClubSerrano
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Laguna Hills, California
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Laguna Hills, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed are first visit and became members. This place can become very crowded on the weekend and there will be parents stuck on their cell phones, not watching their children. Many different activities for children to participate in, art, building, pretend play.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took our 2 kids ages 1 and 4. Both had fun. There was a lot to do and see so if you go allow yourself at least an hour. Our 4 year old was a bit overwhelmed with all the different things to do but the opportunities for play and pretend are great. It is a bit pricey but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

we took 4 kids ranging from 2 to 9 years old and everyone had a fabulous time. Great concept and excellent mplementation. not too crowded despite being spring break week for some schools.

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Orange, California, United States
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114 reviews 114 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Loved it so much to do and play with! So much fun even for adults! We stayed a good 2 hours! We could have gone around to all the different cities from beach to grocery store my grandson had so much fun! They even had a helper do a reading time in the middle where the "park" is.

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Tustin, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great place for kids to "pretend". Lotsa of fun activities. Kids will love this place. Little children will also have fun here.

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La Canada, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The perfect place to take a three year old. She spent the first hour running from one attraction to another. Then she settled down and enjoyed each part of the center. You could hear her screaming two miles away when we tried to get her to leave. A great place for a mom to take a child. A fabulous birthday... More 

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Vicotoria, BC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Our children loved this place more than Disneyland until they were 6 then it was equal. They are 4, 6 and 8 years old. We come here when we are in town. This place is very special they thought of everything! They have it like a little city with fun areas to explore. I wished we had a place like... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My kids are ages 4 and 17mths and both loved it. There are lots of toys and set ups that appealed to both of them. Definitely one of the better places I've been to for the 17mth old...often she is too little to enjoy or trampled by older children. Both kids walked in and immediately began to play, venturing from... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

LOVE this idea! I just wish it weren't so crowded. My daughter barely got to enjoy most of the exhibits without being pushed around by older kids (some of which shouldn't be there). One girl tried to sweep my 3 year old daughter off the stage because she wanted to be the only one on there! The staff was really... More 

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Port Douglas, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Overpriced. The facility need a facelift.... or a cleanup. My son enjoyed the stage show. I liked the food options in the vending machines, healthy and organic.

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