Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City provides children access to a child-size interconnected city that’s all their own! Children are given a chance to “practice life” in settings they are most likely to encounter throughout their lives all while being exposed to cultures, religions, and lifestyles different from their own.

They can run a UPS store and deliver packages, grocery shop at Trader Joe’s, play as a dentist and doctor in the medical center, fish and race boats in the marina, change spark plugs on a race car, run a restaurant, work on a farm, rescue a house on fire, and build structures of all shapes and sizes.

The Pretend City Café and Home exhibits change quarterly to focus on a different heritage or culture. In the Café, the menu, pretend food, and décor change. In the Home, a new family of real Orange County residents “move in,” bringing their traditions, culture and lifestyle with them.

Additional programs include: Neurodivergent Family Nights, Free Developmental Screenings, and birthday party packages.

Visit their calendar for upcoming special events and classes.

🐥 Cheap! Cheap! Alert: Enjoy $3 admission through the Museums for All program. Show your state issued California EBT card for discount.



Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 428-3900