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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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Milford
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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