Pretend City Children’s Museum is celebrating their 10th birthday in Irvine with a confetti party for families on Thursday, August 29, 2019 Families may join Pretend City staff for birthday cake, live music and dancing, and 10 stations with various art activities including paper hat making and face painting. At noon, guests will sing a happy birthday anthem after watching a special birthday video commemorating 10 years of play.
Pretend City is offering $10 special admission for all guests that visit the Museum on August 29, 2019. Pretend City will also be encouraging parents to check out the Pretend City Amazon Wish List to help support the exhibits with new toys, educational items, and décor.
“Pretend City has grown to become a valuable community resource for two million children and families, providing free health and developmental screenings, preparing our children for kindergarten, and offering free programming for those with special needs. We look forward to celebrating in Irvine for many more years,” said Erin Boyl, Pretend City Board Chair.
Since opening in 2009, Pretend City has provided over 10,990 Free Ages & Stages Questionnaire’s (ASQ’s) to provide parents insight in their child’s development; 8,667 free health screenings, including vision, hearing, dental, speech and language and fine and gross motor skills; 80,000 free admissions to community partners; 14,333 free admissions to the Museum’s Autism events and reduced admission to those families with EBT cards.
About Pretend City Children’s Museum
Almost twenty years ago, two local women, Sandy Stone and Alex Airth had a vision to ensure that each child is ready for school success by providing real-world learning experiences through play. They were driven to create a safe and productive environment to foster healthy child development. Their drive and passion created the innovative version for a world-class children’s museum in Orange County. Pretend City Children’s Museum took many years of planning and fund-raising by a strong and forward-thinking board which produced the opening of the Museum in August of 2009.
Pretend City Children’s Museum features a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming. Through interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization. The museum is a community resource offering developmental screenings and tools for families, educators and community agencies working to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed to discover their potential and build toward a productive and fulfilling future. The museum is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. www.pretendcity.org. 949-428-3900
This legal notice expires, and will be moved to the archive, on Saturday August 31st, 2019.