Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – June Highlights @PretendCity

Transportation is the theme for June at Pretend City. Bring the kids in and explore the many different ways we travel – by land, sea, and air. They will learn the different modes of transportation and explain how each mode of transportation is different.

This complex thinking skill will help your
child make the correlation between each of the different ways to get

Automobile Club of Southern California serves as a community partner
and will be hosting two AAA Safety Days with us this month. In
addition, they will provide grown-ups the proper knowledge of car seat
safety, proper tire inflation, and other road safety tips!

Filling up at Pretend City. Photo by Mary @LetsPlayOC


Tuesday, June 4: AAA Road Safety Day – All About Autos & Trucks

Come see a real AAA tow truck and watch our driver demonstrate how it works. Representatives from the Irvine Police Department will also be on-site to give car-seat safety information.

Friday, June 7: Truck Touch – Police Pals
Come and meet officers from the Irvine Police Department as they show off their special police cars and how they function.

Saturday, June 8: 4th Annual Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun and Wellness Fair
Time: 9:00a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
for a fun-filled family day to kick off the summer! Enjoy live
entertainment, food and developmental and health screenings. The
Children and Families Commission of Orange County, local community
organizations and healthcare partners will be offering speech and
language screenings, dental screenings and developmental screenings.
Participate in 3 or more of our screenings and receive a FREE ticket to
Pretend City Children’s Museum!

Friday, June 14: Truck Touch – Fire Friends
Celebrate Flag Day with our firefighter friends from Station 51 and see and touch a big red fire engine! Children will learn how firefighters save the day.

Saturday, June 15: Celebrate Father’s Day

Bring dads, uncles, grandpas, and kids alike to enjoy the magic of playing together at Pretend City’s Father’s Day celebration! Celebration activities include:
  • Smart Art: I Love My Daddy! Listen
    to a story about love from a toddler’s point of view and share a
    smile! Continue the fun with an art activity filled with love.
  • Sensational Science: Mechanics’ Machines! You and your little scientists will use mechanical principles to explore and investigate open-ended, problem-solving activities.

Tuesday, June 18: AAA Road Safety Day – Your Auto on the Road
can navigate Pretend City’s streets while learning to obey traffic
signs/lights and read maps. Grown-ups can learn child safety-seat
information from Auto Club staff while learning to stay safe on SoCal
roadways. Truck Touch days happen all through the month of June.
Children will get to interact up close with different professions and
understand how they use their vehicles in their every day life.

Friday, June 21: Truck Touch – Just Chill’n

Kick off the first day of summer with ice cream from Just Chill’n Ice Cream truck. Meet Amber and learn how she made her cool dream a reality.

Friday, June 28: Truck Touch – Truck Bash
Children will receive a visit from Orange County’s own “mini-trash truck” and learn to keep our communities clean and healthy. Think clean and green


  • Sunday, June 16 – Closed in honor of Father’s Day
  • Sunday–Monday, June 23–24Pretend City Café Exhibit closed while we are moving in our new café.

29 Hubble, Irvine, CA ‎
(949) 428-3900 ‎
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About Pretend City Children’s Museum
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. As a
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving all children, it depends on
community-based funding and guest support. Through 17 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.

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