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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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11:00 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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Mostly for 1 to 5 years old babies

This is a great place for babies to learn and pretend to be us. I will not recommend this place for older than 5 years old, they will get bored.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Callie C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for babies to learn and pretend to be us. I will not recommend this place for older than 5 years old, they will get bored.

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Thank Callie C
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is for real young kids not for my son (9 years). It is for younger. I went with high expectation but I was disappointed.

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Thank Nagui G
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many great engaging options for kids. Even had some unique activities planned for Father's Day. The staff was very helpful and kind. Our kids loved it! The only thing that could have been better was more seating in the café area. But they had great options for snacks in the vending machine and the Kruger Coffee Pod Machine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We took my 4.5 year old daughter here and she loved it. She contently played for over 2 hours. Great place to take your kids to get some energy out when it's hot out.

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Thank Molly F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Been here many times for birthdays, parties, field trips, etc. Never disappoints. I have heard it gets insane during weekday field trips so I would probably research before making a long drive over. Kids do go a little bonkers and you do have to stay behind your child so they stay safe and things play out fair with other kids.... More 

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Thank marerod
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great place for young kids. My Grandson has a ball each time we go. He plays until he is ready to drop and falls asleep on the way home. Highly recommended.

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Thank danhardin
Rancho cucamonga, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place. I have a 10 month old son but we went with friends who have a 1.5 year old. They were both young for it but sill had fun. Obviously they didn't pretend to shop or go to the bank but they enjoyed riding the toy cars around, playing in the water areas and the loved watching... More 

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Thank Tiffkat2000
Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I have mixed emotions about this place. We drove all the way from Riverside to check it out and honestly we were very disappointed! Upon arrival we walked in and said we have never been here before and the young girl at the counter just looked at us and stared. She said nothing! Then finally said "2 adults 1 child."... More 

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Been to this place quite a few times but always on invitations. It’s okay and laid back. You have to go once to make up your opinion. To me it’s only for Kids from 2-5. After that kids are more active and brain develops in more ways to take them to other places. ON all the time I have been,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Pretend City is a great place to visit one time. After one time your child can pretty much have their fill of fun. It is a pretty unique place and I would give them a 5 star for effort. I have been there two times and I think it is plenty. I say my feeling is mixed because the cost... More 

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