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Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

(4.1/5 based on 100 reviews on the web)
Pretend City Children's Museum, is a non-profit organization which will stimulate and nurture the intellectual and creative curiosity of children in an innovative community environment.

Designed as a small city, with a grocery store, construction site, art studio, house, café, bank, emergency services, health center and farm, Pretend City will be a familiar environment in which children infant through eight-years-old will have joyful opportunities to build problem solving and critical thinking skills, develop creativity and begin a life long love of learning.
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  • It's probably a good place for young kids up to 10 or 11 years old. it's a huge indoor place (near the Irvine spectrum). A great indoor activity day. Kids will enjoy all the different areas. Its exact...  more »
  • We've been to pretend city a handful of times over the years and my children always have so much fun! This last visit was a friend' birthday party. There was a wonderful party room for one hour and th...  more »
  • My wife and I took our young boys today and the place is very well run. All the employees were friendly and helpful. We stayed from late morning, had lunch there (you can bring your own food or buy fr...  more »
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  • This is such a fun and entertaining museum. All of the "exhibits" are fun and educational. It's always a ton of fun and their art studio changes its theme daily. It's never boring at this great spot!
  • Fun, the kids love all the different things they can try. Most of the stuff is well maintained and clean. Lots of staff to teach and assist the kids with activities. Nice small snack and rest area in the back for the parents.
  • Great place for kids up to 10 to play while learning. They even have areas reserved for infants. If you're local think about becoming a member, the fee is partially tax deductible
  • Pretend City is an excellent place to take your kids and spend hours with them as they pretend to be librarians, artists, wait staff, grocery store employees, farmers, firefighters and more. It's a great way to teach values, and even comes fake money to reward "work". It can get a little crowded, especially when there are birthday parties, however on weekends it's manageable. There is a ton of parking, and tons for the kids to do inside. The staff informs parents this is a place to play WITH their children, so they literally ask people don't use their cell phones. Four stars only because there aren't a ton of employees on the floor, so asking for help with something can be a bit of a challenge. In addition, I've seen a kid vomit onto a small plastic vehicle for riding, and the parent whisked them away but didn't notify anyone. Since there aren't a slew of staff on the floor, the incident wasn't noticed. Overall though, a really wonderful place to let imaginations take over!
  • Attended a birthday party here, wonderful place to have a birthday party for age group 1-5. This is a great place for babies to learn and pretend to be independent in a City. There are many great engaging options for kids, Fire Station, Police station, Gas Station, Water Area, Pretend facilities, Zip Line, etc. Age Group: Strictly for 1-6 years. I will not recommend this place for older than 6 years old, they will get bored. Price: Expensive side. Over 12 months is $12.50. Below 12 months Free Positives: All the above points Great for Birthday Parties Negatives: Parking might get tight Crowded on Weekends due to Birthday Parties Cafe could be better if you want to stay longer. Charging for Adults, not appropriate.