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Pretend City’s Wild Birthday Party

August 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Get Ready to Go Wild at Pretend City’s Wild Birthday Bash! 

Art (all day):  

Exploration #1- (infant) Straw blowing  

Exploration #2 -Salt with pipettes 

Sensory: Salt and Glue 

Purpose: Gross motor skills, hand & eye coordination, fine motor skills.  Use of different mediums, skills and techniques to make art. 

Math/Science (TIMES: 10:30a-11:30a) 

Thor’s Reptile Summer Safari 

Get ready for a roaring adventure with Thor’s Reptile Summer Safari! This wild and educational show will take you and your family on a thrilling journey around the world. You’ll meet 10-15 incredible animals, including arthropods like tarantulas and scorpions, vibrant amphibians of all shapes and sizes, and fascinating reptiles, from lizards and turtles to majestic snakes up to 11 feet long! 

About the Play Partner: Although German by birth, I grew up in far away Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand before finally settling in the United States. My childhood in Africa and Asia was spent picking up anything that slithered, crawled or hopped through the backyard. It was here that I first started to develop my deep interest and understanding of animals. After studying photography in San Francisco, I decided to turn my passion for animals into something more serious and went on to attend Moorpark College; graduating with a diploma in ‘Exotic Animal Training and Management’ after an intensive two year animal training program. After graduation, I became involved with setting up and managing marine parks and dolphin interactive programs for ‘Dolphin Fantaseas’ in Antigua and ‘Sea Life Park’ in Hawaii. After working with marine animals for several years, my wife and I decided to return to California to raise a family. I then started my own business and had spent many years growing my reptile family and working in close association with Reptile Family to provide educational programs for schools and private events. 

Facebook: Thor’s Reptile Family | Facebook  

Instagram: Thor’s Reptile Family (@thorsreptilefamily) • Instagram photos and videos 

TikTok: thorsresptilefamily 

Website: Thors Reptile Family 

Story Time (TIMES: 2:30 pm): Birthday’s Around the World  

Math/Science (Directly following story time):  

Smore Making: Join us as we enjoy smores for our birthday in our camping learning space. 

Grown-up tip: Birthdays are a blast, but don’t always entail games, cake, friends and ice cream. Take this chance to explore how people around the world celebrate birthdays differently. In Korean culture, the child’s first birthday is very significant as they choose an object that will foretell their future! This ceremony is called Doljalbi 


August 29, 2023
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
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29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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