I recently had the privilege to have a sneak peek at Irvine’s newest Children’s Musuem: Pretend City. The grand opening was on August 30, 2009, so now parents can enjoy the experience with their children. Pretend City is a very interactive place where both children and parents can put on costumes and take on roles such as firefighter, police officer, and mail carrier. This Pretend City is complete with a farm, grocery store, bank, beach, marina, “Orange Plaza” and much more.
Pretend City is a place where parents can teach their children how different aspects of the real world interrelate. For example, the children can pick fruit on the farm, sell it at the market, and then eat it at home or at the cafe. The “pretendgineers” will even join in the fun! I could go on talking about all the great things this place has to offer, but it’s way more fun to check it out yourself.