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July Events at Pretend City
The following are some of Pretend City’s special events offered during July, and are included with admission (unless otherwise noted). Visit Pretend City for even more special events offered during July.
Way to Play Day
Friday, July 9 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Today focus on gross and fine motor skills! Play your way through the museum and find out how you can make your play as educational as possible! We will be offering ASQ screenings and dental screenings for FREE!
Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, July 10
Calling all teddy bears and their cuddly kids! Join the museum for this special treat as you picnic, play, and have something to eat. Bring your favorite stuffed teddy bear and gather for a socially distanced community picnic inside the museum! Sensational Story Time, The Teddy Bears’ Picnic, will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Baby Steps Through the City
Sunday July 11 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Soar into Baby Steps as we explore space and beyond! Throughout the month of July, Pretend City is exploring stars, planets, and everything outer space! Providing opportunities for your little one to explore helps children be more observant, encourages problem solving, and expands their descriptive vocabulary. Join us on Sunday, July 11th at 8am for an out of this world event!
Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Friday, July 23
Join the torch lighting parade during Pretend City’s Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony! This exciting event only happens every four years, so you won’t want to miss out! Take this opportunity to give your little one a better understanding of the history and significance of the Olympics. Join in the celebration with these fun-filled events: Make an Olympic Medal or Olympic Flag in the Art Studio. Show your Pride and hold your flag high for the Parade and Opening Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. “Pass the Torch,” an Olympic torch will be passed to each other throughout the city to signify the games are about to begin! The ceremony will end with the final “lighting” of the torch in Orange Plaza! Dance to songs of unity in Orange Plaza .
Harry Potters Birthday Celebration
Fly in to Pretend City to celebrate the chosen one’s birthday…with owls, broom races, potions and more today will certainly not be a bore. Activities include: Harry Potter Art – Fly into the art studio where your children will delight in making their own Hedwig or magical wand and creating their own version of Hogwarts Castle. Magical Creatures Scavenger Hun – The magical creatures have escaped and are lost in the city. Help them use the clues to find them! Potions Class – One of the most popular classes at Hogwarts at Pretend City. This fun activity will make sure you have an ample supply of Gillyweed and Hippogriff Gizzards on hand!