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 shannon.huston@pretendcity.org.

    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: Mindfulness & Early Childhood

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

      Receive an overview of mindfulness. After looking at stress reactions for different age groups, participants will review strategies to respond to the stressful reactions, including mindfulness activities that participants will be able to practice. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC m...

    • Princess Academy with Party Karacters

      March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

        Class Days & Times: 4p.m. – 5p.m. Specifically, for:  Children 3-12 & their Grown-Ups Join us for this royally fun class as we embrace our favorite Princess in an archery lesson with the Brave Princess! Being a princess is more than just wearing a dress. A princess is honest, k...

    • Easter in Wonderland with Party Karacters

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

      Class Time: 3:30p.m. – 5p.m. Join us down the rabbit hole as we you get visit our Rabbit Princess (Alice) and her friend the White Rabbit for Easter Fun. Children will enjoy a very merry good time indeed. This class will be led by a special princess and her Rabbit friend. Grown-ups are encouraged ...

    • Good To Go Workshop: Purposeful Play with Children’s Stories

      April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Explore opportunities for learning as we engage in children’s stories and extend the fun with playful activities. The activities will integrate learning in literacy, science, engineering, art, and math that will support foundational skills in the California Preschool Learning Foundations. Regi...

    • Jedi Training Academy with Party Karacters

      May 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

      Grab your lightsabers and Jedi robes, the galaxy needs your help! Join us for a crash course in Jedi training and help Pretend City protect our citizens! Class Days & Times: 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m. Specifically, for:  Children 3-12 & their Grown-Ups Join us for this out of this world fun ...

    • Three Nanny Goats Gruff

      Creative Kids Playhouse Children’s Theatre of OC, Tom Thumb Players

      March 21 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm

      Have fun being in a darling production of the classic tale “The Three Nanny Goats Gruff.” The children will have fun being directed by our energetic Tom Thumb Staff. They will love being taught improvisational skills, creating a story on stage and other music, movement and drama exercises. Child...

    • Good To Go Workshop: Prepping For Summer

      June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Understand the importance of routine, establishing rules for summer, and ideas for planning fun summer activities for your kids. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museum admission is not included. Classes are ...

    • Good To Go Workshop: Getting Ready for the New School Year

      July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

        Preparing your child for school, sticking with morning and bedtime routines, and separation anxiety and saying goodbye. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museum admission is not included. Classes are su...

    • Good To Go Workshop: Stress Management for Parents

      August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Discussing the meaning of stress, the effects of stress, and learning the importance of relaxation for you and your family. Register Here: Fee: $5 for Pretend City and OCAEYC members, $10 for Guests and Non-Members *Child care will not be provided. Museum admission is not included. Classes are subje...

    • 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...

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