949.428.3900 29 Hubble, Irvine CA 92618

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Upcoming Events

Monday: Article of the week
Tuesday: Facebook Live @ 10am
Wednesday: Storytelling @ Home
Thursday: Facebook Live @ 10am
Let’s Talk Kids! Webinar Thurs 5-6pm 
Friday: STEM @ Home

Pretend City Children’s Museum is “the world in a nut-shell”, designed for children to learn how the real world works while engaging their curiosities and imaginations. The museum is a child-size interconnected city built to balance rich educational intention with boundless fun, where children can assume various real-world roles and let their creativity rule.

33 Reasons Why Play Based Learning Builds Better Brains

As the world of education continues to change in the time of COVID-19, many parents are considering how to best support their child’s development during such uncertainty. With anxiety and stress on the rise, making play-based learning a priority in your child’s...

Talking to Your Child About Race

Recent events are sparking questions from children. Having conversations about race and diversity is the first step in shaping your child's feelings around race for years to come. Children as young as infants can recognize differences in their appearances. As they...

Work and Play: Creative Ways to Make Chore Time Fun

Work and Play: Creative Ways to Make Chore Time Fun Introducing developmentally appropriate chores to your child teaches responsibility and independence. Having a regular chore schedule they can adhere to builds their sense of time management and ability to...

How to Talk to Our Kids about Coronavirus

With Coronavirus being a growing concern, we should be prepared to talk with our children about this epidemic. It’s important to regularly follow healthy habits and procedures throughout the day to keep away germs and bacteria.  Whether it be washing hands or covering...

Pretend City Builds Better Brains!


Pretend City’s Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) screens and assesses the developmental performance of children in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and personal-social skills. It is used to identify children that would benefit from in-depth evaluation for developmental delays.

Parent Resources

Receive useful parent resources from Children & Families Commission of Orange County. These resources include easy and fun activities to try with your child that help them grow healthy and strong. Also learn about the importance of health screenings through an Ages and Stages Questionnaire.

Early Childhood OC

Early Childhood OC is a community collaborative that was formed to develop Orange County’s Early Childhood Policy Framework in order to ensure young children reach their developmental potential and are ready to succeed in school and life.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Museum

To protect the health of Pretend City Children’s Museum community, we ask families to please only come play with us on days that everyone is feeling well.

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