Pretend City Children’s Museum offers free admission for First 5 Orange County Kid Builders event

Jan 19, 2024 | Events, News & Announcements, Press Releases

First 5 Orange County and Pretend City Children’s Museum, with the financial support of presenting sponsor PNC Bank, are kicking off the new year with a day of free admission during the first-ever Kid Builders event at the Irvine museum.

Families with young children are invited to visit Pretend City on January 26, 2024. Children will be able to experience five Kid Builders activity stations and interact with Pretend City’s child-size city that encourages children to explore and use their imaginations.

What: Kid Builders at Pretend City Children’s Museum
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2024
Where: Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618

Kid Builders are simple and fun activities designed to support young children’s health and development, while building strong relationships with caregivers. These activities help children grow in six areas: mind, body, words, relationships, safety and health. Each activity has been carefully developed by a group of early childhood experts along with parents who provided input.

“We’re excited to bring Kid Builders to Pretend City and give more families the chance to experience our free Kid Builders resource in person,” said First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kimberly Goll. “Children can experience five Kid Builders activities during this event, and their parents and caregivers can bring the fun home by visiting Kid Builders on our website.”

“Pretend City is thrilled to partner with First 5 Orange County to bring these activities to the public at no cost in our wonderful facility,” said Pretend City Executive Director Ellen Pais.

PNC Bank is the exclusive presenting sponsor of Kid Builders. For 20 years, PNC – through PNC Grow Up Great® – has supported programs that help prepare children from birth through age 5 for success in school and life. Since it began in 2004, PNC Grow Up Great has supported more than eight million children, with PNC employees logging more than one million volunteer hours in support of high-quality early childhood education. Nationwide, PNC Grow Up Great has collaborated with the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, Sesame Street, Fred Rogers Productions and more.

To learn more about Kid Builders sponsorship, contact First 5 OC Vice President of Learning and Community Engagement Lisa Burke at

Explore Kid Builders at

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