Visit Pretend City

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  • General Admission*

    • Children over 12 months
    • Adult
    • Military & Family
    • Infant to 12 Months
    • Members

    *General admission prices half off after 4:00 PM
    Learn about why we charge adults and children

  • Hours

    • Sunday
    • Monday
    • Tuesday - Saturday
    • Members Only
      1 Hour Before General Admission

  • Parking & Directions


    Parking is free and available in the parking lot or behind the building. Additional street parking is available on Bunsen and Hubble.


    Pretend City is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. It is right off the 405 and 5 freeways near the Irvine Spectrum. Click here for directions.


    Be respectful of other parents, caregivers and children. We are all learning. Pretend City is a place for empathy, not judgement. Be present with your children. Your attention and engagement are meaningful for your children and help create a safe space for all.

    Pretend City is a nonprofit organization. Items being taken from the museum, lost, or damaged are a financial burden for us. Please leave everything here at Pretend City and take care of our exhibits so everyone can benefit.

  • Additional Info

    Adventure Guide

    The Way to Play Adventure Guide is a packet of simple and entertaining play activities for you to use at the Museum. They are designed to help you better understand your child’s developmental milestones, gauge each new stage of growth and encourage emerging abilities in your child’s life. 


    Remember, this is a Children’s Museum.  We do not allow any attire that is offensive, vulgar or instills hate.  


    All children visiting the museum must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.  For safety sake, we remind you that all adult visitors must supervise the children in their party. 

    Museum Membership

    Click here to learn about becoming a Pretend City member. Start enjoying free admission and many more great benefits today!

    Group Rates and Field Trips

    Click here to learn about our group rate options. Group size is a minimum of 15 people and a maximum of 60 people.

    Click here to learn about our field trip options. 

    Service Animals

    Pretend City allows full access to guide dogs and service animals under ADA requirements. Many of our young visitors love four-legged friends and may want to pet service animals without understanding they are on the job. While it is not legally required to use an identification leash or vest, we strongly encourage visitors with service animals to use them. An identification leash or vest can help protect your service animal and keep them safe. 

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    Take A Virtual Tour

    Do you want to check out Pretend City before your visit or learn more about our exhibits? Click here to for a virtual tour of the museum.