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Pretend City Children's Museum

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618-4209
+1 949-428-3900
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A good place for small kids

Pretend City museum is a fun, loving places for kids. My kid loved this place a lot; though parents... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keshav G
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Hyderabad, India
Good time

We all had a great time at Pretend City. We took my daughter who is 8 and my son who is 12. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie C
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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 playing, and educational programming. Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a unique community resource offering free developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618-4209
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+1 949-428-3900
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Keshav G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Julie C
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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!

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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

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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

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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.

1  Thank Andrei B
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We had fun for 2-3 hours. My kids could have stayed a little longer, but I was done. It is a little pricey, but a nice way to have fun with preschool age kids.

Thank AmericanTouristBen
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We went to all the traditional little kid places between San Diego and Anaheim, but this museum is the place our 3-yr old still talks about months later! His two favorite things were the Trader Joe's grocery store and driving around the 'city' in one...More

1  Thank jetlagged79
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

My kids LOVE this place. Definitely if you are in the area, go there if you have kids under 10 years old. Best for toddlers and young kids. It's like a miniature world--grocery store, beach, fishing, doctor's office, dentist, etc.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Excellent for kids.... I visited because my friends came with kids, and I can see that this is paradise for children.

Thank YuriVanetik
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Pretend C, Public Relations Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

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5JennyC
July 20, 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
July 10, 2018|
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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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182AnneN
May 20, 2018|
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Response from kdwalsh47 | 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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