Friday, May 29, 2015

Pretend City - June Fun and FLASH GIVEAWAY!

Pretend City - June Fun is headed our way!

Are you ready for summer? In jut a few weeks all our kiddos will be out and ready for summer fun.
Here is a list of all the activities and events that +Pretend City Children's Museum will have going on for June.


Tuesday, June 2: Grand Opening of the Heart & Seoul Exhibit
Time:    10:00a.m.
Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups
The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, has swept up Pretend City Children’s Museum.  From June 2, 2015 to September 7, 2015, Pretend City Children’s Museum will ride “Hallyu (the Korean Wave) with the debut of a brand new exhibit that digs right into the heart and soul of the culture.  Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea aims to bring modern-day South Korea to Orange County.  Part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea premiered nationally at the Children’s Museum of Houston, and Pretend City Children’s Museum is the first stop on an eight city tour over the next four years.
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission                      
Discount: Come dressed in a Hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing, to receive free admission!  

Friday, June 5: Cardboard City presented by The Cardboard Guys
Time:    10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups
Today is World Environment Day! This annual event is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. We’ve partnered with the Cardboard Guys to foster inventiveness in a way that's fun, functional, and environmentally-friendly by using cardboard as the canvas to creativity. Children will have the opportunity to create their very own cardboard buildings and city structures influenced by the architecture and design of South Korea. In the process they will learn about the importance of recycling and reusing!
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission
Event Link:

Saturday, June 6: Good to Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair
Time:    9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum Parking Lot
Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups
Today take “The Path to Healthy Development” during our 6th annual Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair!This event provides valuable resources for families including fun family activities and free health screenings for children. The health fair is open to the general public at no cost and includes an opportunity for children to earn a free return visit to Pretend City Children’s Museum.
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Free; museum admission neither required nor included.
*Event will be held in Pretend City’s parking lot.
Event Link:

Monday, June 8: Celebrate World Oceans Day!
Time:   Throughout the day
Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups
World Oceans Day is the day of ocean celebration and action. People all over our blue planet organize celebrations to support action to protect the ocean. This year, the theme is Healthy OceansHealthy Planet! Pretend City is making a special effort to stop plastic pollution through educational activities like:
· Smart Art: The World’s Oceans art activity will explore questions like, “how does the ocean feel and what does it look like to you?” Use a variety of materials and mediums to express your love for the ocean through art.
· Nature Tales: All the Way to the Ocean is an uplifting story that will inspire both young and adult readers alike and teach a timeless life lesson--If we all do our part, a cleaner, safer environment is indeed within our reach. This will be followed by a beach clean-up activity!
· Math Matters: The Feeding Game will simulate the negative effects plastic trash can have on the feeding and survival of animals.
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission
Event Link:

Monday, April 13: Baby Steps through Pretend City
Time: 2:00-3:30p.m.
Specifically for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please. 
Do you have questions about feeding, napping, crawling, or just want to enjoy an event where you and your baby can come and play? If so, Baby Steps through Pretend City is the event for you! This monthly event is a great opportunity to ask questions, meet other parents, and engage your baby in developmentally appropriate activities and exhibits. Pretend City was designed with your infant in mind, but with so many excited, older children playing in the museum, it may be hard for your little one to get around. This monthly event allows you to take advantage of an exclusive, infant only times by engaging in age-appropriate facilitated activities which will teach you about your baby’s developmental milestones.
Cost: Free for infants 0-18 months; Adults are $10. (Free for Pretend City Members)

Friday, June 12: FREE Vision Screening 
Time:    10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Specifically for:    Children Ages 2 ½ years and up; Grown-ups
This vision screening focuses on young children from ages 2 ½ to 6 years old.  It is a screening utilized for visual acuity, external eye health, and binocular vision. The HOTV letter chart is used as a fun and developmentally appropriate testing tool.
RSVP:  First-come, first-served basis; limited spaces available
Fee:  Free; Museum admission neither required nor included
Event Link:

Sunday, June 14: Celebrate Flag Day!
Time:   Throughout the day
Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups
Today Pretend City joins people across the United States to celebrate Flag Day. We will honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. Enjoy a red-white-and-blue introduction to our nation's most cherished ideals during these activities that honor Old Glory.
· Smart Art: Stars & Stripes art activity will give you an opportunity to work on counting skills with your child while explaining to them the significance of each flag element.
· Sensational Story Time: F is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things: a symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, and a reminder that-in good times and in bad-everyone in our country is part of one great big family.
· Symbols in a Second: The flag is an important symbol of our country. Today children will learn all about its symbolism and its attributes.
· Holiday HistoryPatriotic Parade before we head-out for the day for our patriotic parade featuring “You’re a Grand Old Flag” come learn a bit about how the flag has changed throughout history.
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission
Event Link:
Discount: Wear red, white or blue for $1.00 off of a general admission ticket!

Saturday, June 20: Celebrate Father’s Day
Time:     Lil’ Me Morning: Sensational Story Time
                Engaging Afternoon: Growin’ Up Great
Specifically for: Children of all ages; grown-ups
Pretend City’s Father’s Day celebration is guaranteed to help dads, uncles, grandpas, and kids alike to enjoy the magic of playing together. Tap into the infinite possibilities of your imaginations in these guided activities brimming with fun:
· Sensational Story TimeI Love My Daddy! You are bound to smile at this story about love from a toddler’s point of view. Continue the fun with an art activity filled with love.
· Growing Up Great GameShaving Cream Races – On your mark, get set, shave! Let the races begin as dads and children participate in a fun shaving contest.
· Smart ArtTie-riffic will turn children into designers as they decorate a tie to give as a special gift for dad!
RSVP: Not required
Fee:  Included with museum admission
Event Link:

Monday, June 22: Summer Kick-Off Celebration
Time:    Throughout the Day 
Specifically for: Children of all ages; grown-ups
Join us for our 5th annual Summer Celebration! This event marks the start of Southern California’s favorite season! Our Summer Kick-Off Celebration includes a live musical performance by our surprise guests – who you won’t want to miss!! Other fun-filled activities for the day include:
- Limbo contests
- Beach ball Volleyball
- Sand Castle Building Contest
Summer has officially begun which means another school year has ended! Show us your child’s (or yours!) graduation certificate beginning today and ending July 31st for $1.00 off general admission.
RSVP: Not required
Fee:  Included with museum admission
Event Link:
Show your child’s (or yours!) graduation certificate starting June 22nd to July 31st for $1.00 off general admission.

Monday, June 29: Family Autism Event
Time:  2:00 – 4:30p.m.
Specifically for: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support.
RSVP: Register by June 28th online. Registration required.
*Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.
Fee: FREE for families with children on the Autism Spectrum.
Event Link:

Pretend City has so much to offer all ages. From the moment you walk in you are watching your children experience pretend play and more at its finest!

To Kick Off Summer and the Grand Opening of "Heart and Seoul" we are doing a flash giveaway!
Photo Credit - Pretend City 
Pretend City is giving me 4 tickets to giveaway to my readers. The tickets will be good for Tuesday June 2nd for the Grand Opening of "Heart and Seoul", Growing up in Korea. Enter NOW, the winner will be selected on Monday and tickets will be at will call under winners name. 

Ready set gooooooo and good luck to everyone!

Wishing everyone a great last few weeks of school and hope to see you at Pretend City this summer. 

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I was given 4 ticekts to offer on my blog as a giveaway. All opinions are my own. Thank you Pretend City!

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