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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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really fun place for toddlers

this is literally a pretend city. there are different rooms (doctor's office, post office, grocery store, restaurant, fire station, etc) that your child can explore. some areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

this is literally a pretend city. there are different rooms (doctor's office, post office, grocery store, restaurant, fire station, etc) that your child can explore. some areas have costumes that they can wear (makes for cute photos). there is also a fun art studio where they can do art projects.

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Glendale, California
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548 reviews 548 reviews
157 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Park on the street if the parking lot is full and bring your lunch. There is actually vending machines with inexpensive sandwiches that are good

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Norwalk, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Pretend city is a great place for exploring with your kids. We took our 2 year old and there was so much to do. A little pricey but nice clean environment. I had an issue with one of the employees when I asked where the bathroom was and i'm not sure if she was new or confused but she was... More 

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Irvine, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have not personally been there but my 2,4 and 7 year old grandchildren have an annual pass and LOVE this place. I have pictures of little ones pretending to be big people. So cute and safe as you can't get in without a kid.

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Laguna Hills, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
39 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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