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Field Trips

BOOK A FIELD TRIP >> 

Field Trips are offered September-June. To book a group visit for the summer, please visit out group visits page.

Pretend City offers fun, educational, and hands-on play for preschool – 2nd graders! Our field trips are aligned with Common Core standards and Preschool Learning Foundations. Field trips are available Monday – Thursday only. All field trips include:

    • Two (2) hours of free exploration on museum floor
    • ½ hour reserved lunch time in our Community Rooms
    • 15 minute set aside for arrival & departure

Guided Program field trips include a ½ hour lesson at the beginning of the field trip.

For questions, our Field Trip Coordinator is available Mondays, through Friday at 949.428.3900. You can also email fieldtrips@pretendcity.org.

Self-Guided/Guided

Guided field trips include Explore With Us!, $mart Citizens, Recycle City, and Go Foods, Go!

Rates

$9.50/student for self-guided field trip
$10.50/student for guided field trip

Required Chaperones

0-3 year olds – 1 Adult: 3 Children
4-7 year olds – 1 Adult: 5 Children
8+ year olds – 1 Adult: 8 Children

Chaperones in ratio are free! Any additional chaperones above the required ratio are $9.50/chaperone.

RESERVATION PROCESS >> 

Planning a field trip to Pretend City is easy with our step-by-step instructions. All reservations are subject to availability on a first come, first serve basis. All reservations will be processed within 7 days of receipt of the reservation packet.  Reserve your date EARLY.  Spaces fill up quickly!!!

Read up about the different field trip offerings.

Download and complete the appropriate Field Trip Reservation Packet or Scholarship Application found below.

 

 

Return the completed packet and $50 non-refundable* deposit via:

1. Email fieldtrips@pretendcity.org

2. Or mail to: Pretend City Children’s Museum, Attn: Field Trips, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

*Deposit does not apply to scholarships

Upon Pretend City’s receipt of your Field Trip Reservation Packet and deposit we will contact you via email with a Deposit Confirmation & Invoice.

This will include your final payment due date and invoice. Final payment and final count are due 3 weeks prior to your visit date.

Once final payment has been received, a Final Confirmation will be sent to you via e-mail.

This will include your receipt, full itinerary, bus parking map, and chaperone instructions.

Your reservation will be confirmed after you receive the Final Confirmation.

FIELD TRIP OPTIONS >> 

Pretend City offers a variety of field trip options for your school. Read more about them below to see which type of field trip is best for your young learners!

Morning or Afternoon

Field trips in the morning are available Monday through Thursday. Field trips in the afternoon are available Thursday.  Complete the contract on your computer and e-mail as an attachment.

Discounted prices available for Afternoon Field Trips (beginning after 1:30 PM).

Download Morning Reservation Packet
Download Afternoon Reservation Packet

Come to play at your own pace and learn to be good citizens. With so many community jobs in the city, what will your students choose? Field trip available year-round. Field trip costs $9.50/Child.

Earliest arrival time: 9:45 am.
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 120 Children

Learn all about community helpers and what it takes to build a community. Your students will learn the importance of each role and how they function in our society in this engaging field trip. Field trip costs $10.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

How does money work in our community? Your students will become sharp thinkers as they learn how to earn, save, spend, and donate their money! Field trip costs $10.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

Our city is a mess! Your students will learn all about the importance of recycling, reducing, and reusing materials in our world. Field trip costs $10.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

Red light, green light! Learn all about nutritious eating and fitness through our fun and interactive lesson. Field trip costs $10.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.  
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

Scholarships

All schools must be in Orange County and must meet one or more of the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  • Title 1 School with 75% or more children on the free or reduced lunch program
  • Preschool or ECE Center on government assistance program
  • Community Organizations (such as group foster care agencies) who provide service to children ages birth through 8 years from underserved communities.

Applications who do not meet the above criteria will not be eligible for consideration.

Download Scholarship Packet

Come to play at your own pace and learn to be good citizens. With so many community jobs in the city, what will your students choose? Field trip available year-round. Field trip costs $9/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:45 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

Red light, green light! Learn all about nutritious eating and fitness through our fun and interactive lesson. Field trip costs $10/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.  
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County teaches children the importance of teeth, the tooth decay process, and proper oral hygiene. Dental screenings will be provided. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 15 Children | Maximum: 60 Children

How does money work in our community? Your students will become sharp thinkers as they learn how to earn, save, spend, and donate their money! Field trip costs $10/Child.

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.

Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

Scouts

Scouts field trip options include our regular Morning or Afternoon field trip options. Daisy Scouts field trip options include lessons about the different petals. Scout Patches: $3.00 per patch.

Download Scouts Reservation Packet
Download Daisy Scouts Reservation Packet

Boy Scouts / Girl Scouts

Come to play at your own pace and learn to be good citizens. With so many community jobs in the city, what will your students choose? Field trip available year-round. Field trip costs $9/Child.

Earliest arrival time: 9:45 am.
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 120 Children

Learn all about community helpers and what it takes to build a community. Your students will learn the importance of each role and how they function in our society in this engaging field trip. Field trip costs $10/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Preschool – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

How does money work in our community? Your students will become sharp thinkers as they learn how to earn, save, spend, and donate their money! Field trip costs $10/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

Our city is a mess! Your students will learn all about the importance of recycling, reducing, and reusing materials in our world. Field trip costs $10/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

Daisy Scouts

Sunny’s Petal is a lesson on being Friendly & Helpful. Children learn what it means to be a community. Field trip costs $9.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

Gloria’s Petal is a lesson on being Respecting Myself and Others. This lesson encourages healthy habits and teamwork. Field trip costs $9.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

Rosie’s Petal is a lesson on being Making The World A Better Place. This field trip focuses on a variety of recycling concepts. Field trip costs $9.50/Child. 

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

The Financial Literacy Leaf field trip is designed to focus on critical thinking skills about financial literacy. Field trip costs $9.50/Child.

Earliest arrival time: 9:30 am.
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Group Size: Minimum: 7 Children | Maximum: 30 Children

Resources

Below are links to resources to help you plan for your field trip at Pretend City.

If you would like to tour the museum please call the Fieldtrips / Group Sales Coordinator at 949.428.3900 ext. 202. Please note that tours are available Monday through Friday before 4:00 PM. Weekend tours may be accommodated on a case to case basis.

Scholarship Sponsors

Thank you to our corporate sponsors for our Scholarship field trips!

 

For questions, our Field Trip Coordinator is available Mondays, through Friday at 949.428.3900. You can also email fieldtrips@pretendcity.org or fill out the contact form below.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Museum

To protect the health of Pretend City Children’s Museum community, we ask families to please only come play with us on days that everyone is feeling well.

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