January 2020

  • Tips to Know Before Visiting Pretend City

    Tips for your next Pretend City Trip Making a trip to Pretend City? Here’s a helpful guide of all the important details you should know before visiting the Museum! About Pretend City: Pretend City is an educational nonprofit focused on building better brains through play-based exhibits. Learn more here: (link to “about us” page) Buying Tickets: You can purchase tickets online here: The tickets are good for any date after purchase. Best Time to Visit:  Every day is a great day to visit Pretend City! Here are some helpful days for slow traffic days. Field Trip Report: Fieldtrip visits are listed on the front page of our website. This lets guests know how many students will be at Pretend City.  Afternoons are always quieter at Pretend City. You can also visit after 4:00 p.m. during happy hour (Half off admission) Member’s Only Benefits: Want to visit early and often?  Purchase a membership – you’ll be able to enter an hour before we open to the public with no black out times! Parents with Infants: If you are the parent of an infant 18 months and younger, we strongly recommend visiting Baby Steps. This safe, clean, and engaging event is just […]

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  • Everyone Counts! How Pretend City is involved in the California Census Count

    Pretend City is Getting Involved in the OC Census Count The California Census has a mission to ensure that all Californians are counted. By encouraging the full participation of all Californians, we can ensure that citizens receive their fair share of federal resources and congressional representation.   Pretend City is teaming up with the Census office to encourage parents to count their children under 5. Last Census, children under 5 years of age were seriously undercounted. This led to schools and educational programs being underfunded.   This year, we want to urge parents to count ALL that are living in their homes. Some of our strategies include special programming in the Museum, a new mural, and monthly community meetings with a time for Q&A.   Pretend City will also provide free admission tickets to each family that completes their census here in the Museum. This program will start in March. Date TBD. For more information about our events: CLICK HERE  To learn more about how you can ensure your entire family and those living in your home are counted, CLICK HERE. 

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