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Pretend City Children's Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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SUCH A FUN mini-world for the little ones.

Great representation of the real world with scatterings of encouraging messages for an even better... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
imskimmy
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Los Angeles, California
Great Place for Imagination

I came here for my daughter’s field trip. The host did a good job accommodating the 90+ students... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Julia Y
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Diamond Bar, California
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Pretend City Children's Museum builds better brains by providing a rich learning environment for young children. The Museum features a child-sized, interconnected city designed to stimulate purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618-4209
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great representation of the real world with scatterings of encouraging messages for an even better world (ie. messages of diversity and safety). Had so much fun with a near 3-year-old and a walking 1-year-old! Parking right by the entrance is limited but there is additional...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

I came here for my daughter’s field trip. The host did a good job accommodating the 90+ students, teachers and chaperones. It really is a pretend town with many locations including a fire station, hospital, beach. There’s even a Trader Joes. You can tell this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Julia Y
Pretend C, Public Relations Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your positive review. We are glad you had a great time.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

My kids love this place. We return often. It is clean. People are friendly. And it is reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank cbudka
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your visits ;-)

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

My son has been interested in pretend city since seeing Ryan from Ryan’s toy review and his family go there and video it. What a wonderful opportunity to be close by on his fifth birthday. He had a wonderful time as did his two year...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

So glad you and your family had a great time. Thanks for the nice review!

Reviewed July 20, 2018

Pretend City museum is a fun, loving places for kids. My kid loved this place a lot; though parents may get bore while chasing kids from one place to other. Children over the age of 5yrs, may not feel that much excited; but upto 5...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thanks for the review Keshav! Glad you had a good experience. Visit again soon!

Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

We all had a great time at Pretend City. We took my daughter who is 8 and my son who is 12. They both had a great time. I think my son was feeling he was a bit “too old” for pretend city but I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Julie C
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

Thanks Julie for visiting. Your son may decide he wants to volunteer here... we take kids 12 and up!

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Our 20 month old loved Pretend City! She loved all the activities and we spent 2 1/2 hours! The price was reasonable and the facility is well maintained. Lots of hands on and group activities!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Leanne1205
Reviewed April 28, 2018

Maybe we just had bad luck, but I really wish we'd skipped this. There were several large groups from preschools there with minimal supervision, and Pretend City doesn't seem to have many folks on the floor. There are some cute ideas there, but it's mostly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank menmydogs
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Been here many times with my children, they really love it! This is a hands on interactive museum where children can explore every day places in their community which have been brought to their level. It's developmentally appropriate for preschoolers and Kinders. As you enter,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Nice little place for the kids to spend hours playing all different kinds of roles. Even if I prefer close by Adventure land with our 2.5 year old this is a great alternative when the weather is bad.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Keshav G | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s closing time, you have to leave
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Nermine R
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Response from Pretend C | Property representative |
Yes - you can purchase tickets at the door or online. Enjoy your visit!
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Response from menmydogs | Reviewed this property |
It just depends on the child. I took a very sociable three-year-old and it overwhelmed him. He retreated to the sand and water places where he could control his environment. Only thing he really liked was the (healthy... More
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