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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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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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Nice little place for kids

This is all indoor activity center for kids. It is tinier than the Please Touch Museum of Philly or the Garden State Museum too but it it full of activities. The kids can be busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is all indoor activity center for kids. It is tinier than the Please Touch Museum of Philly or the Garden State Museum too but it it full of activities. The kids can be busy upto 3-4 hours without the parents having to entertain them. The place is small enough that one can keep an eye without following the kids... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Pretend City is literally a pint-size city for kids, with streets and a mini bank, food market, theater, etc. Especially good for toddlers and preschoolers. Have fun with your little ones!

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Thank JaneDeLo
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We took our two grandchildren here on a weekday. The cost for the four of us was $50. I was expecting that the place would be very nice based on reviews that I saw, but frankly I was very disappointed. it is not that the place is bad, but rather that it (1) is not any better than other children's... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Kids under the age of 10 will thoroughly enjoy. My son who is 8 got hands on learning about irrigation, checked out items at the grocery store, drove around as a police officer, and withdrew lots of money at the ATM... if only that were real money. Brilliant idea to have the kids stamp their cards to check out each... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

My daughter-in-law brought our year old granddaughter here last week. She had a ball. Lots of different activity areas. It is an indoor facility so it's a good rainy day place. Children under a year are free and over a year it is $12.50. It might seem a little pricey for a one year old but our little one spent... More 

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Thank Gina M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I took my almost 12 month old baby to this place. they have things for babies and have employees keep things neat at all time. I love the mini cars, pretend beach scene, mini houses with kitchen, bedrooms, living room inside, pretend stage with full lighting buttons that your toddlers can push for fun, kids can wear costumes, fake garden,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

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 bubbles 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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