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Pretend City Children's Museum

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Great kids fun

My kids love this place. We return often. It is clean. People are friendly. And it is reasonably... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cbudka
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Irvine, California
A fifth birthday adventure to remember.

My son has been interested in pretend city since seeing Ryan from Ryan’s toy review and his family... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Nutritionsoynut
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618-4209
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+1 949-428-3900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids love this place. We return often. It is clean. People are friendly. And it is reasonably priced.

Thank cbudka
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind review! We appreciate your visits ;-)

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My son has been interested in pretend city since seeing Ryan from Ryan’s toy review and his family go there and video it. What a wonderful opportunity to be close by on his fifth birthday. He had a wonderful time as did his two year...More

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Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

So glad you and your family had a great time. Thanks for the nice review!

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Pretend City museum is a fun, loving places for kids. My kid loved this place a lot; though parents may get bore while chasing kids from one place to other. Children over the age of 5yrs, may not feel that much excited; but upto 5...More

1  Thank Keshav G
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks for the review Keshav! Glad you had a good experience. Visit again soon!

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We all had a great time at Pretend City. We took my daughter who is 8 and my son who is 12. They both had a great time. I think my son was feeling he was a bit “too old” for pretend city but I...More

2  Thank Julie C
Pretend C, Manager at Pretend City Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks Julie for visiting. Your son may decide he wants to volunteer here... we take kids 12 and up!

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Our 20 month old loved Pretend City! She loved all the activities and we spent 2 1/2 hours! The price was reasonable and the facility is well maintained. Lots of hands on and group activities!

1  Thank Leanne1205
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Maybe we just had bad luck, but I really wish we'd skipped this. There were several large groups from preschools there with minimal supervision, and Pretend City doesn't seem to have many folks on the floor. There are some cute ideas there, but it's mostly...More

1  Thank menmydogs
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Been here many times with my children, they really love it! This is a hands on interactive museum where children can explore every day places in their community which have been brought to their level. It's developmentally appropriate for preschoolers and Kinders. As you enter,...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Nice little place for the kids to spend hours playing all different kinds of roles. Even if I prefer close by Adventure land with our 2.5 year old this is a great alternative when the weather is bad.

1  Thank Andrei B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had fun for 2-3 hours. My kids could have stayed a little longer, but I was done. It is a little pricey, but a nice way to have fun with preschool age kids.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

We went to all the traditional little kid places between San Diego and Anaheim, but this museum is the place our 3-yr old still talks about months later! His two favorite things were the Trader Joe's grocery store and driving around the 'city' in one...More

1  Thank jetlagged79
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Response from Keshav G | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s closing time, you have to leave
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Nermine R
11 July 2018|
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Response from Pretend C | Property representative |
Yes - you can purchase tickets at the door or online. Enjoy your visit!
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182AnneN
21 May 2018|
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Response from menmydogs | Reviewed this property |
It just depends on the child. I took a very sociable three-year-old and it overwhelmed him. He retreated to the sand and water places where he could control his environment. Only thing he really liked was the (healthy... More
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