Pretend City Children's Museum, Irvine

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Pretend City Children’s Museum is a nonprofit children’s museum in Irvine, CA. The museum features 17 interactive exhibits designed as a small, interconnected city. Pretend City aims to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. In addition, the museum offers community resources such as developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies.
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  • My son absolutely loves this place. They have an entire "city" of buildings to explore, attractions, make-believe grocery store and bank, etc. It is very well thought out and a great place for kids....  more »
  • I took my 2 year old grandson here and it was amazing. He love the grocery store and the music exhibit. This I a great play for little kids to play, imagine and to have fun. Really great play and.....  more »
  • Really great but quite expensive if you take two children and two adults. They have annual memberships that give you unlimited entry for only about the cost of 5 visits, so that's well worth it. Inside, small kids can enjoy some things to climb on and explore and larger kids can try out a variety of jobs, activities, and dress up outfits in the "pretend city".
  • Great place to come and check out for the younger kids. Staff - Employees here are very nice to the kids, they also make sure they keep other kids playing fair, and do a great job in the arts and crafts room. Prices - Avg pricing for admission but they offer a lot of different activities. Venue - Place is kept clean, lots of play areas, they even have performances in the back music room. Parking - Got here early so wasnt bad but can see it getting busy. Overall great experience and will be back.

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