We absolutely love Pretend City. It’s the first children’s museum we bought a membership for. Since Big B started school, we don’t get to go as often as we would like. Big B still asks about visiting once in a while. We may need to think about renewing our membership since Little B is at the age where he is going to just have a blast.
There are many things to do at Pretend City. In addition to exploring the City, there are activities that celebrate holidays, people, occasions, as well as screenings for health and developmental milestones. Below are the events for February. Each event will have hands-on, educational, and fun activities to help children understand the concept and have fun at the same time.
Celebrate Groundhog Day
Sunday, February 2, 11:00a.m.
Groundhog Day activities include: story time, poetry play, smart art, and Good to Go game
Baby Steps Through Pretend City
Monday, February 10, 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Specifically for: Infants (0-18 months) only
RSVP required, maximum of 60 participants; visit Calendar of Events to register
Fee: $10 per adult, infants and Pretend City Members are FREE
Friday, February 14
Valentine’s Day activities: story time, poetry play, Symbols in a Second, Good to Go game
Celebrate Presidents’ Day
Monday, February 17, 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. (Activity Times Vary)
Presidents’ Day activities: story time, smart art, holiday history
FREE Dental Screenings
Tuesday, February 18, 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
South OC Pediatrics physicians will provide free dental screenings.
Pretend City Symposium – Natural Experiences in Children’s Lives
Wednesday, February 19, 6:00-8:30p.m.
Specifically for: Parents and Early Childhood Educators
RSVP required, maximum of 90 participants
Fee: $10 per participant
Family Autism Event
Monday, February 24, 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.
There are also ongoing activities offered for visitors and members.
Art Studio Sessions
Time: Monday – Friday 11:00a.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10:30a.m.
Mondays – Touching Texture: Infants (Birth-12 months)
Tuesday – The Nose Knows: Young Toddlers (12-24 months)
Wednesdays – Tasty Talent: Toddlers (2-3 years)
Thursdays – Listen Closely: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Fridays – See the Sights: Kindergartners (5-6 years)
Saturdays – Building Bob: School Ages (5-8 years)
Sundays – Art from the Heart: Children of all ages
Way to Play Day
2nd Friday of every month, 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Pretend City entrance fees are $12.50 for visitors over 1 year old, and free for those 1 year and under. For more information about the City and activities, visit the Pretend City website.
When was the last time you went to a museum? What is your favorite museum to take children?