Irvine home owners love pretend city.If you have kids in your Irvine home, check out Pretend City, a novel children’s museum. It’s easily accessed, just south of the junction of the 5 and 405 freeways at 29 Hubble. The museum has several interactive exhibits where kids can play and explore. The Imagination Playground is a favorite, with blocks that can be used to build a fort, a robot, or anything else a kid can dream up. There’s also Pretend City, with all the institutions and businesses found in a real city. Children can explore and learn about their world in the exhibits in Pretend City.

Pretend City is a great place to go when you need to get your kids out of your Irvine home. It’s open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Babies up to 12 months old are free. Tickets for children and adults are $12.50. Memberships are also available. Members can take advantage of members-only hours from 9 to 10 a.m. everyday. If you have a birthday boy or girl in your Irvine home, throw a party at Pretend City. Learn more about this fun, child-oriented museum at pretendcity.org.