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October 2017

Baby Steps through Pretend City!

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are focusing on breastfeeding and breast health for this month’s Baby Steps. Join us to learn about these topics and bring your little ones to play as we provide fun, fall-themed activities for infants. We encourage you to bring your littles ones all dressed up in their…

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Way to Play Day, A Package of Learning!

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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October’s Way to Play Day is focusing on Gross Motor Skills! We will have guided play scenarios in the Farm that challenge little ones to get moving, and offer parents resources about their child’s development. Our screenings this month include ASQ Developmental Screenings and Vision Screenings with our partners, Irvine Unified School District and California-Hawaii…

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ASQ Developmental Screenings

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Every month, Pretend City offers FREE developmental screenings for your little one to ensure they are developmentally on track. Nurses from Irvine and Laguna Beach unified school districts are here to assess your child’s speech, motor, cognitive and social areas using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires. These ASQs are always available to check on your…

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Vision Screenings

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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It’s time to show those bright eyes at our FREE Vision screenings! These screenings are helpful to gauge your child’s development as well as ease them into the motions of regular exams later in life. Our friends at the ELKS club are performing the screenings and you can also access our free developmental screenings online…

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White Cane Safety Day

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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White Cane Safety Day celebrates the independence and ability of people who are visually impaired. Today at Pretend City, children will learn about the challenges that children with visual impairments experience. The Blind Children’s Learning Center will help your child “see” the world in a new light as he/she partakes in different experiences that visually…

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Members Only Fall Event – Glow In the Dark Disco – SOLD OUT!

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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SOLD OUT! Let’s Boogie! Join us for our Members Only Event as we get movin’ and groovin’ in a Glow in the Dark Disco! It’ll be a groovy good time as we dress up with glow jewelry, grab a bite to eat, and dance the night away! ($5 per child, Member Adults: Free, Alternate Adult:…

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Let’s Celebrate Diwali

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Clean your house and open your windows! Today, we will celebrate the Hindu holiday Diwali, the Festival of Lights, with the following cultural activities: Time:    Morning Activities: Music & Movement @ 11:00am Afternoon Activities: Holiday History @ 3:30pm Art Studio Sessions: Rangoli Creations > Join us in the Art Studio today as we create…

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Read for the Record – Quackers by Liz Wong

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® highlights the importance of high quality early learning for all children, while also raising funds to support Jumpstart’s programming across the country. The Featured book for 2017 is Quackers by Liz Wong. This delightful tells a tale about understanding, acceptance, and learning that it’s okay to be yourself! Pretend City will facilitate…

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Welcome to the Kaufman Family – Our Home’s new Featured Family!

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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Today, we welcome the Kaufman Family to our home exhibit! Bret, Sheiba, and Thomas are a multicultural family living in Irvine, California. The Kaufman’s are of Persian, Azerbaijani, and European descent. English and Persian are spoken in their home. As members of the Baha’i Faith, they are dedicated to promoting love and unity in the…

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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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