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Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Friday, December 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It’s officially winter! Join us as we learn all about winter solstice and the changing of seasons! We will have winter themed art and activities for little ones to join in the winter wonderland fun!

Time: Morning Activities:  Sensational Story Time @ 11:30am

Afternoon Activities: Simple Science @ 2:00pm

*Activity times may vary and are subject to change*

  • Smart Art: Visit the Art Studio where we’ll have a flurry of winter-themed art activities for you and your children to create.
    • Ice City – This community project will draw inspiration from the glassy snow to create a different type of city.
    • Winter Prints – See what your child’s little hands will make – a winter tree, a snowflake, or perhaps a cute winter animal?
  • Sensational Story Time (11:30am): The Shortest Day > The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. This book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history. A simple science activity from the book will follow this story time and will teach your child how the seasons are made due to the earths tilt.
  • Simple Science (2:00pm): Hibernation Station > Everybody at the station! It’s time for winter hibernation! Young readers will be soothed and delighted as this story introduces them to different types of hibernating animals. After this story time, children will identify the various animals that hibernate during the winter months.

Grown-up Tip: The winter season is a great opportunity to talk about seasonal clothing. Look outside and ask your child what the weather looks like. Ask questions based on the weather such as should you wear shorts when it’s cold? Rain boots when it’s raining? Explain that we have to dress according to the weather to stay healthy. 

Fee: Included with museum admission


Friday, December 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Pretend City Children’s Museum


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.