Visit Pretend City Children’s Museum
Ready to learn? Ready to play? Come visit us today!

New Hours


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00a.m. – Noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m..
Sunday: 11:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and  2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Everyday: One Hour Before Opening Members Only

We are closed:


  • Easter (4/4)
  • Mother's Day (5/9)
  • Father's Day (6/20)
  • Thanksgiving Day (11/25)
  • Christmas Eve (12/24)
  • Christmas Day (12/25)

We are open FULL DAYS on Monday: 

  • Memorial Day (5/25)
  • Christmas Week (12/20)
  • December (12/27)

For more information call (949) 428-3900

Visitors 2 and over are required to wear masks.

For more information about our group rates please read our FAQs or send an email to

Children 12 months and younger are free. This ticket is non-refundable and non-exchangeable. This ticket has no cash value and no offer to resell this ticket is permitted. Tickets may not be sold or transferred for commercial use.

Birthday Party

Pay your $150 birthday party deposit online!

Family Autism Nights

Pretend City's Family Autism Night is a free event for children and their families to explore the museum in a sensitive environment. Community partners specializing in support for children on the autism spectrum, and other disabilities, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.

Please make sure to register all attendees - including therapists!

In order to keep this event sensitive to our guests, Pretend City will be closed to the general public. Only families with a reservation and a confirmation number will be allowed to enter the museum!



Group Visit

Baby Steps Registration

Specifically for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please. 

Bring your little ones to Pretend City for this exclusive infant and young toddler only time. With the combined experience and knowledge of our play partners and trained staff, you are sure to learn something new about your child’s development while they explore developmentally appropriate activities throughout the museum!

Don’t forget to pick up a free Ages & Stages Questionnaire!* to ensure your little one is developing on track!  They’re FREE, fast and easy! * Available for Orange County residents only

RSVP:  Register; Max: 100

Fee: $10 per adult advance registration; $12 at the door; infants and Pretend City Members are FREE*!

*Members - show your membership card at the front desk - no need to register  

Donor Events

We invite you to join us for coffee & conversation - an opportunity to learn more about the happenings at Pretend City and mingle with other supporters. 


Admission Sessions

Please use the "Other dates" and "Other times" buttons to select your admission. Reservations can be scheduled for morning or afternoon sessions.. All guests over 12-months require tickets.

Pretend City is OPEN.  Members receive admission 1 hours prior to opening to the public in the morning and do not need to pre-register.

Individual Facility Rental


Pretend City Children's Museum can be YOURS for 2 hours!

Advance Reservations Required. For rentals within 48 hours please call 949-428-3900 ext 217.

We may be able to accommodate weekend rentals at an increased price. Please email

Each package includes 15 people. Extra guests can be added for $10 a person. If you would like to add extra guests, contact after you make payment.

Museum Rules:

Play in Peace
     Stay with your Grownup
     Pick up after yourself
     Leave the Museum as you found it
 Wear a mask.

Please no balloons or confetti.



Email us at: or call 949-428-3900 ext 217


Membership must be current for member rate.