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“This place is so fun!”

Pretend City Children's Museum
Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Costa Mesa, California
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This place is so fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I have a 3 year old daughter and she loves this place! It is set up as a small town and offers all things that you could find in a town. They have a small snack area..they accept both cash and card. They have ample staff so the place is kept clean. Great for a day for a kid from 2-8.

Visited March 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“Awesome adventure for young children.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

I took my 4 year old son, and 6 year old daughter here in March 2011. They both loved Pretend City.

Pretend City is like a mini city for children inside a giant building. The kids can get a job card stamped, and then withdraw play money from the ATM machines. There are many facades, structures, activities, and things to do and touch at Pretend City. They also have a art studio where the kids can make things, and a eating/break area.

My kids are looking forward to our return trip.

Visited March 2012
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“My kids love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

I have taken my 5-year-old and 2-year-old just about everywhere...zoos, children's museums, amusement parks, playgrounds, etc. and no place holds their interest like Pretend City. Plan to stay at least 2-3 hours to get your money's worth. You can also bring sack lunches to keep costs down. We live over 20 miles from Pretend City but it's worth the drive. I only wish I had discovered it years ago!

Thank Loveformargaritas
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Irvine ca
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111 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“My granddaughter loves it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

A wonderful experience for young children. Lots of play acting and experiences to be had.

Visited December 2011
1 Thank Erica G
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Orange, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful place for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

I took my daughter here and she loved it. It is $10 per person but there are many activities there for kids and she really enjoyed it there. It is a very creative place where kids will have plenty of different activities to try out. She loved it there and we'll go again.

Visited August 2011
1 Thank Mukhambika N
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