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Summer Solstice Celebration & Summer Kick-Off Celebration

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Pretend City for our 7th annual Summer Celebration! This event marks the start of Southern California’s favorite season, summer! You won’t want to miss this sizzling summer event which will include live musical performances by our surprise guests.

Time:   A.M. Activities:  Sensational Story Time @ 11:00am

P.M. Activities:  Growing Up Great Games @ 2:00pm, Family Fitness Fun @ 3:30pm

*Activity times may vary and are subject to change*

Other fun-filled activities for the day include:

  • Smart Art: Sun Crown – Stop by the Art Studio to create your very own Sun crown to celebrate the summer solstice.
  • Sensational Story Time (11:00am): The Longest Day > Author Wendy Pfeffer paints a beautiful picture of summer, when butterflies emerge from silky cocoons and daylight hours stretch longer and longer. With lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, The Longest Day takes us on a journey through the history and science behind the summer solstice, with a focus on summer celebrations from various cultures around the world. Children will create a butterfly to take home after this delightful story time.
  • Growing Up Great Games (2:00pm): Sun Medallion Treasure Hunt > Children will have fun finding the many dun medallions hidden around the museum today in the fun game of discovery. How many medallions will you discover? We are making our sun medallions out of wood and yellow paint but you can also make some of your own at home following the recipe at this link
  • Family Fitness Fun (3:30pm): Family Fun Limbo Challenge > Join us in Orange Plaza as we limbo to some fun summer beats!

Grown-up Tip: When children learn about the different seasons they learn to fully appreciate the natural cycles of the year and why they occur. The activities that will happen at the museum throughout the day will help promote seasonal learning. A majority of the activities will also incorporate fun muscle movement and teambuilding amongst the children.

RSVP: Not required

Fee: Activities included with museum admission


Tuesday, June 20, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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.