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Way To Play Days


On the second Friday of every month, Pretend City hosts Way To Play Days – a fun way for parents and caregivers to learn more about children’s developmental milestones while young museum visitors have even more fun.

Way To Play Days include Buy One, Get One admission. Coupon must be printed and presented to the front desk to receive the discount. Buy One, Get One admission cannot be combined with any other offers.

Visit us on these special days to learn more about your child’s development and how you can encourage emerging abilities through play.


Valuable On-site Resources And Activities Include:

  • FREE health check-ups such as developmental, speech, vision and/or dental
  • Local child development experts on site, providing valuable resources and answers to questions
  • Hourly skill building activities, stories, and tips for learning at home
  • Spin the Good To Go From Head To Toe Wheel for a prize!

Upcoming Pretend City Events


Way To Play Days are designed to inspire even more fun and insight for Pretend City families. On Way To Play Days, adults are encouraged to complete our grownup challenge in order to give their little ones a chance to spin our prize wheel:

  • As you play with your child, watch for the milestones they achieve during the simple play activities
  • Check off the milestones your child can complete; just a few or all of them
  • Visit the Good To Go From Head To Toe table and spin the prize wheel!

Help your child reach their developmental milestones with the Good To Go Way to Play Adventure Guide. The guide contains developmentally appropriate activities easily organized by ages 2 months through 5 years. Using these play activities, your child will strengthen different skill areas such as movement and muscle, communication and expression, play and social, thinking and problem solving!

Each set of activities is followed by Purpose Behind The Play, which easily identifies the developmental benefits your child is gaining through each play activity. The activities will be great fun for young visitors and educational for the whole family!



Way To Play days occur the second Friday of every month. View our Calendar of Events for all Way To Play days.

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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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