Pretend City Blog

  • Summer Musical Performances for The Music Room

    The Music Room is BACK for an encore! Each Week, Pretend City will be hosting a variety of different musical performers to enhance the Music Room experience. Their performances will help educate our little ones about music and instruments while inspiring a love of the performing arts. Performer & Time: Saturday, June 8th: St. John’s Lutheran – Krista Elliott at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8th: Back to Bach Project: Kids for Classical at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23rd: Sahara Splash Drumming – Eldar Iz at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Jun 29th: Dance Group – Youth Musicians of OC at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 6th: Joe Cardello at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6th: Sahara Splash Drumming – Eldar Iz at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13th: Jamie Purnell – Proud Penguin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27th: Young Musicians Ensemble – Peyton Chen & Nolan Chen at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3rd: Jamie Purnell – Proud Penguin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, August 4th: School of Rock – Jordan Heimburger at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17th: Back to Bach: Project: Kids for Classical – Albert Gang at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24th: Heartstrings Quartet – at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25th: Youth Musicians of […]

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  • Full Immersion Spanish Camps

    Research shows that elementary school children are at the optimal age for second language acquisition. Children who speak a second language test higher and speak better. Sign your little ones up for Portal Languages’s full immersion Spanish Camps this summer! Time spent in the summer camp is equivalent to months of language classes for your children. This is an excellent opportunity to have children exposed to a second or third language. The language learning program will come alive through playing the various stations and exhibits of the museum. Check out our calendar of events for more information. Sign up now! 

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  • Member’s Only Event – The Great Outdoors – Recap

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  • Pretend City Coupons

    How to Snag a Coupon to Pretend City Our Museum, first, wants to thank you for your continued support of your facility. Your family’s admission helps to financially support our mission of “building better brains.” This allows us to provide discounted and free admission to thousands of children across Pretend City while also educating parents and business of our developmental screenings, child development, and healthy play.    Here are a few tips on how to acquire coupons and free admission to Pretend City.  Way to Play Days: Buy One Get One Free Days occur on the second Friday of every month. In addition, we provide ASQ’s in which you will receive an additional free admission. COUPON HERE: Sign up for our Newsletter: Receive a Buy One Get One Half Off in our Welcome Email [Coupon is emailed at the end of every month] Sign up for our Newsletter on our front page (Message could take a few moments to pop up) Other special ways to receive coupons to Pretend City include taking an ASQ, being active on our social media, visiting special outreach events or attending a birthday party or field trip at Pretend City!  When you book a group visit, your family and friends will save 20% when […]

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  • Unplugging with your Kids – Pretend City’s Cell Phone Policy

    An in-depth look into Pretend City Children’s Museum Electronic Free Policy It might seem like common sense to put down the phone when you’re watching your child, but studies show parents are finding it more and more difficult to unplug. Pretend City’s cell-phone policy encourages parents to unplug from their devices for the safety and well-being of their children.    Ensuring parents are off their cell-phones and tablets keeps them alert and focused on their children. Our cell-phone policy ensures parents and children do not separate or get lost from one another. The policy also includes parents using laptops and tablets to work from home.  Infants and children look to their caregiver for social cues, praise, or attention. Being responsive to children’s positive behaviors, noticing when they are kind, friendly or sharing improves a child’s social-emotional skills that are crucial for life-long success.    Research shows that the overuse of technology is “detrimental to a child’s emotional health and wellness.” (Taylor, 2017) We know that parents need to stay in touch and understand you might need to communicate with a spouse or take an emergency call, however, overuse of technology or “distracted-parenting” negatively affects children.  Finally, media use eliminates the need for […]

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Upcoming Events
  1. Spanish Full Immersion Summer Camp

    Monday, July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Space Week

    Monday, July 22 @ 10:00 am - Friday, July 26 @ 3:00 pm
  3. Sizzling Summer Series presented by Swim Brayv

    Tuesday, July 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  4. Baby Steps Through Pretend City!

    Sunday, July 28 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  5. Spanish Full Immersion Summer Camp

    Monday, July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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