Classes & Workshops

  • Providing A Fun Learning Environment

    Pretend City Children’s Museum strives to provide classes and workshops that are diverse, educational, and developmentally appropriate for the young children in our community and their families. All of our classes are taught by experts in their field that have a heart and passion for the education of young hearts and minds. In the past we have offered classes in music, cooking, healthy eating, kid’s yoga, mindfulness, dancing, language, parenting strategies, and science.

    Please check back periodically for our current class schedule and pricing. Advanced registration is recommended since many of our classes tend to fill up fast. Most classes do not require museum admission to participate so they are open to the general public. We know that you will find a class or workshop that you and your child will love here at Pretend City!

    Partnership Opportunities

    Do you have a passion for working with young children and their families? Are you qualified to teach a class for young children and/or their parents? We are always looking for new partners to work with in developing classes that our museum guests will appreciate and enjoy. Contact our Director of Education, Shannon Huston, at 949.428.3900 ext. 220 or

    Class Offerings

    Members who enroll in paid classes/workshops also receive  free general admission tickets to Pretend City. Become a member today! Learn more about our class offerings or register below.

    • Good To Go Workshop: Stress Management for Parents

      August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

      Topic: “Stress Management for Parents” – a little mid-summer workshop to help parents at a time where they may be pulling out what’s left of their hair. Time: 5:30-7:30p.m. Pretend City will be closed to the general public. Specifically, for: Parents and other caregivers. No ...

    • build your own scarecrow

      Build Your Own Scarecrow Workshop

      September 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

      Fall into the autumn season with our scarecrow workshop! Join us in building a small scarecrow that you can keep as decoration all season long! Time:    3:30-5:00pm Grown-up Tip:  DIY projects are a great way to enhance your little one’s motor skills and have some family fun! Check out our Fall...

    • Good To Go Workshop: Fostering a “Can Do” Mindset in Early Childhood

      September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Learn about basic brain functions that support independent learning of children. Self-assertive behaviors in early childhood can be supported to enable children to develop a “can do” mindset that is not stymied by mistakes. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Gues...

    • Good To Go Workshop: Healthy Holidays

      October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Learn how to make the holidays as healthy as you can for you and your family. Learn about the psychology of feeding children and great strategies to do so during this busy time of the year! Join us to also receive complimentary recipes and other tools to continue this throughout the new year and on.

    • Good To Go Workshop: Protective Family Behaviors & Prosocial Behaviors

      November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Learn about the importance of teaching their children vital prosocial skills and how to ensure that their family has access to support during times of strain and stress. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museu...

    • Good to Go Workshop: Let’s Talk About Challenging Behaviors

      December 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      As parents, we want to develop effective strategies to help children change those behavioral challenges into successful self-regulation victories. Supporting the development of self-regulation will enable parents to move past just discipline on to empowering children to become problem solvers. Regis...

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