949.428.3900 29 Hubble, Irvine CA 92618 | Mon & Tues Closed | Wed – Sun 10am – 4pm



Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues – Closed
Wed – Sun 10am – 4pm

9am-10am Museum Members hour (except second Sunday of every month)

Pretend City is an electronic – free zone please no laptops or other electronic devices in the City.

No weapons of any kind, real or pretend, are permitted on Pretend City property.

Please see an extended list of our community codes here.

Please purchase your tickets at the door.

General Admission

Children                         $19.95
Adults                             $19.95
Seniors                           $17.95
Military & Family          $16.95
Museums for All           $3.00*
Infant to 12 Months     FREE
Members                        FREE

Learn about why we charge adults and children.

* The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families. Pretend City Children’s Museum provides reduced admission of $3.00 for up to four visitors presenting their EBT card. This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours and can only be applied to tickets purchased at the door. Cardholder must be present with identification to qualify for this reduced rate. With a year-round open-door policy, Museums for All invite visitors with EBT to feel welcome at cultural institutions. Learn more about Museums for All.


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.


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


Museum Membership

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

Group Visits and Field Trips

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

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.

Special Dates

Mon & Tues – Closed
Wed – Sun 10am – 4pm
Members Only 1 Hour Before General Admission. (except the second Sunday of every month)


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

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. 


All children visiting the museum must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older.  For safety sake, we remind you that all adult visitors must supervise the children in their party. 


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.

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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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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