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We know that children need play now more than ever.  We can’t wait to see the smiling faces and hear the laughter of curious kids in the museum once again!



  • Pretend City is open Wednesdays – Sundays
  • Advance reservations are recommended.
    Wed – Sat 10 am – noon and 1 pm – 4 pm
    Sun 11 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm
    • Members Only 1 Hour Before General Admission. Only at the Morning Session.
    • General admission tickets are only valid for purchased session.

    • Museum members enjoy free admission and do not require advance reservations.

    • Masks are required for everyone two and over regardless of vaccination status


    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have developed a Guest Code of Conduct to keep all our guests and staff safe and healthy.

    To see everything Pretend City is doing to keep you safe, visit pretendcity.org

    • If you or your child are feeling sick or have a fever, please do not enter. We hope you will visit on another day when you are well.
    • Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and over.
    • Wash your hands and/or visit our hand sanitizing stations before you enter and frequently throughout your visit.
    • Please maintain a physical distance of 6ft from staff members and guests who are not with your group.
    • Please adhere to the capacity limits posted in the exhibits.
    • Please leave your stroller in the stroller parking if possible.
    • Please wipe your feet on the rugs as you enter the building, and remove shoes in the designated Shoe-Free Zones.

    All guests ages two and over are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. The Museum requires both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests and staff to wear a mask.*

    Guests may temporarily remove their masks when eating while sitting six feet from others outside of their household. All masks must be at least two layers, not have vents or valves, and scarfs, face shields, bandanas, and gaiters are not allowed.Those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine must still wear a mask and follow all safety protocols. Those who do not follow this policy will be asked to leave. For more information click here.

    * Masks are required of all guests, ages 2 and older, during business hours, irrespective of a person’s vaccination status. However, to fulfill the mission of Pretend City and to meet our vision of supporting the healthy growth of all children, the museum will hold two sessions per week that are responsive to the needs of children with medical conditions that interfere with their ability to comply with our mask policy. During these hours, masks will be optional for those children, 2 and older, who need accommodation. All families are always welcome to the museum, but the medical accommodation will only be available during the following sessions: Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning. Adults are required to always wear a mask.

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    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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