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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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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great for young children

Took our 4 year old grandson and stayed for 3 hours. It is such a great interactive place and he had a fabulous time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took our 4 year old grandson and stayed for 3 hours. It is such a great interactive place and he had a fabulous time.

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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I ran through the museum after my daughter because she couldn't contain her excitement. The place is very neat and a great way to get energy out while learning. Must do for kiddos.

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Thank Britny H
Irvine, California
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177 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It called a pretend city for a reason. It is like a city with beach, bank, beach (how ideal), orchard and so on. This is a place for a playdate too and keep children busy for a few hours. My child favorite places are the library and orchard, where kids can "plant" veggies and pretend to pick fruits.

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Thank Mozou-Kozou
Irvine, California
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84 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly take my grandson here. It has small 'villages' that represent the big world outside and there are lots of hands on displays for the kids to mess around with. The staff is attentive and helpful. Be advised that it can get busy and noisy with lots of kids running around. But that's what it's all about, isn't it.

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Thank Rexflash
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great childrens museum. There are many interactive activities for little guys and gals that will keep them busy for a few hours. There is a pretend store, a diner, a police station, a fire house and many more activities. If your child has special needs, just let the staff know and they will acommidate. They also offer... More 

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Thank Jose A
Eastvale, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I had a coupon for BOGO from the Entertainment coupons to try this place. It turned out after 2:00 I get a 50 percent off each person. This was a fantastic place for the kids between 2 -7 to touch and play with everything in sight. They have a water Marina area and a Pretend City with local fire station,... More 

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Thank Jenna C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I been in the Pretend city with 2 of my children, 4 years son and 9 years daughter. They both liked the place very much.

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Thank ksg100
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

A child's dream - This creative place pleases children like no other place. Every center is a new experience. It is sound in terms of child development and children learn as they play.

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Thank Carolyngoes
Irvine, California
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A modest looking facility but lots of stations which absorb the attention of children, especially smaller ones. A good value.

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Thank Mark H
Irvine, California
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Fun for the little ones, but so crowded and a come of the areas need a little updating. The Asian and Indian exhibits were great, but how about some attention on the traditional areas?

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