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October 2017

The Return of the Ultimate Recycling Machine

October 18 @ 11:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Join us at Pretend City as we engineer our own recycling machines! Children will work together with peers and adults to design an “invention” that transports a plastic bottle into a recycling machine, using different tubes, pulleys, pendulums, and zip-lines! Time:  Open during general operating hours *Subject to…

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Homeschool Field Experience Day

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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On the 3rd Friday of every month, we welcome homeschooled kids into the museum to enjoy unlimited access to all of our exhibits! This field experience offers learning through hands-on educational play. Our environment at Pretend City opens a new world of curriculum and activities that challenge students to ask questions and exercise their brains!…

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Costume Week

October 22 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Black cats and witch’s brew, we want to dress up with you! Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission!

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United Nations Day

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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United Nations Day

United Nations Day will teach little ones about other nations and children around the world! They will also learn how their actions can affect others through activities like flag making, dancing, and story time! Time: Peace Gathering @ 11:00am; Let’s Move @ 1:00pm; Sensational Story Time @ 3:30pm Activities times may vary and are subject…

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World Pasta Day!

October 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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world pasta day

Carb lovers rejoice! It’s World Pasta Day and at Pretend City we are celebrating this fun food with lessons full of pasta in all shapes and sizes! Buon appetito! Time: Morning Activities: Simple Science @ 11:30am Afternoon Activities: Math Matters @ 3:30pm Art Studio Sessions: Pasta Necklaces > Join us in the Art Studio for…

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Frankenstein Friday!

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Frankenstein friday

Have a monster of a time at Pretend City and pay tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic fictional character, Frankenstein with these monstrously fun activities. We will be dancing to the Monster Mash, making Frankenprints, and doing some Monster Science and Math Activities. Let’s have a monster of a time! Time:    Morning Activities: Simple Science…

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The OC Ghostbusters Visit!

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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If you’re unafraid of ghost and into the Ghostbuster’s Movie, put down that phone and get down to Pretend City today for some spooktacular activities! Time: Morning Activities: Ghostbusters Simple Science @ 11:00am; Growing Up Great Games @ 11:45am Afternoon Activities: Simple Science Slime @ 12:30pm Ghostbusters Car Photo Op (11:00-1:00pm): The Ghostbusters car will be…

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Healthy Halloween at Pretend City

October 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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healthy halloween

Happy Healthy Halloween! This time of year brings lots of treats and sweets into kids’ lives that may make them fall into a junk food funk. Serving Kids Hope is joining us at Pretend City to share fun tips and tricks to keep your kids eating healthy this Halloween! Time: 11:00am-12:00pm With the chance to…

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Family Autism Event

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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family autism night

Once a month, we host a special night for our autistic friends and their families. Come by the museum and PLAY in an autism-friendly environment with the support and help from our community partners who specialize in the autism spectrum. We will have staff on-hand to help you enrich your learning/play experience to its fullest…

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Good To Go Workshop: Healthy Holidays

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Topic: “Healthy Holidays” – Enjoy healthy meals this holiday season! Time: 5:30-7:30p.m. Pretend City will be closed to the general public. Specifically, for: Parents and other caregivers. No Child Care will be provided for this class. Parents/Caregivers will learn how to make the holidays as healthy as you can for you and your family. Learn about the psychology of feeding children…

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