THE GET DOWN
The Pretend Museum is truly a place that encompasses what a little kid must feel like in a big world. The pretend Museum is located in a warehouse that is over 10,000 sq. ft. of fun.
It is composed of real life, yet scaled “sets”. There are 17 interactive sets in all, which range from a Trader Joes, to a dentist |Doctor office, to a farm, restaurant, library, post office and more. The Pretend Museum is a place you’re little one won’t want to leave.
Upon entering, a staff member will give your child a “timecard”. When they have completed tasks in the designated areas, they will clock out. Clocking out will earn them a special stamp on their timecard. Once the timecard is filled with its designated stamps, your child will be rewarded with pretend money.
The money may be used to purchase artwork that other children have made in the arts and crafts room, or to take it home and play some more! The Pretend Museum is a place where your little ones can have autonomy over their choices of play.
It’s also a good spot for multiples. An enclosed area for the 3 and under crowd is positioned in a place where you can continually scan the room, while your runners take a lap or 2 around the place.
The pretend museum also offers story time, a variety of classes and many more unique surprises. Check their website for all the detes!
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Fueling the Imagination
Domestic Imports, Multicultural
Phone: (949) 428-3900
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For those with little
runners & screamers:
Here, you can forget the fact that it’s your rambunctious child that’s screaming and STILL enjoy most of your meal.
Not promoted, but you should take the chance:
If your toddler is at the stage when an iPad or some other colorful distraction can be used for an un-interrupted 20 minutes, then go for it.
Uh-uh, NO WAY, don’t even think about it!:
I don’t care how cute your toddler is. Pop your head in… turn around… walk away. PERIOD.
No contained area:
A place you cannot leave your toddler alone, not even for a second.
Enclosed, but space is tight:
If YOU can’t fit between the tables then you know you couldn’t catch your toddler if they tried – this isn’t Norm’s.
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