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Celebrate Mardi Gras!

Tuesday, February 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” is French for “Let the good times roll!” It’s one of the most popular sayings during Mardi Gras! Join us at Pretend City and let the good times roll in our own Mardi Gras celebration! Sing, dance, and bake your way through the museum and end the day with a festive parade down our city streets!

 Time:   Morning Activities: Family Fitness Fun @ 11:00am

Afternoon Activities: Café Creations @ 3:30pm; Carnival for Kids @ 4:30pm

*Activity times may vary and are subject to change*

Activities today will include:

  • Smart Art (Art Studio): Join us in the art studio as we explore the meaning of symbolic Mardi Gras colors and make icon pieces to complete your very own costume.
  • Art Studio Sessions: Today in the Art Studio children will be able to decorate their very own paper bag float to use in our going home Parade later in the day.
  • Family Fitness Fun (11:00am): Join us in Orange Plaza as we dance to some festive Mardi Gras music with our families!
  • Café Creations (3:30pm): Visit the Real Café to learn about the traditional Kings Cake and the meaning behind it.
  • Carnival for Kids (4:30pm): From the floats to the beads your children will enjoy participating in their very own carnival which will include a dance party. Children will be designing their floats in the art studio throughout the day and donning them during our going home parade!

Grown-up Tip: Try a new Cajun recipe at home tonight! Make a grocery list with the ingredients you will need. At the grocery store, let your shopper find the items on the list. Including your children in choosing these new food items will make them more likely to eat them at home, thus getting your child to try new foods, a challenge many parents struggle with.

RSVP:    Not required

Fee:    Included with museum admission


Tuesday, February 13
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.