Friday, June 15, 2012

Pretend City: June Activities and Awesomeness

It's time again for some amazing fun at Pretend City!

You'll want to read to the end of the post to find out 
how you can get 2 for 1 admission ALL WEEK!!!!

Science in the Summer- Wednesday, June 20th  (all day)
Today officially marks the first day of summer! What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with fun science experiments that help investigate sunny summer happenings? Take a look at the science topics and corresponding activities that will be taking place throughout the day:
  • Transformation and Change – Frozen Fruit! Ice Pops are a favorite summer treat and a perfect opportunity to observe the reversible change caused by cold!
  • Estimation Exploration – Several Seashells – Learn about estimating numbers of objects and practice counting skills as we check our estimate of summertime object – seashells! 
  • Weather Wonders – Sun Block Investigation – Why do we have to put on that icky sticky sun block in the summer? Find out in this investigation as we explore the way sun block works to protect us. 
  • Hearty Health – Move it! Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and move it! Today children will explore how exercise changes our heartbeats. 
RSVP: Not required 
Fee:  Included with museum admission
PBS SoCal Day with Sid the Science Kid- Sunday, June 24th (10am-3pm)
Calling all scientists to come out and explore with Sid the Science Kid!  Your child’s natural curiosity makes it easy to introduce science concepts during everyday activities. Who better to explore science with than Sid the Science Kid!
RSVP: Not Required
Fee: Included with museum admission
* Delays are to be expected. 
Other June Activities at Pretend City:
Celebrate Father’s Day! - Saturday, June 16th  (all day)
This year celebrate Father’s Day early at Pretend City! Your experience is guaranteed to help dads, uncles, grandpas and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibilities of their imagination. The day’s guided activities will be brimming with endless fun and scientific tidbits so join us to discover:
  • Scientific Stories – Daddies Do It Different will be the basis for the start of utilizing the science skills of comparison and observation. Your child will enjoy fun stories while bringing a personal touch to a Venn diagram activity. 
  • Sensational Science – Mechanics Machines! Today’s the day to play in the “garage” just like dad! Children and grown-ups will encounter open-ended problem-solving Lego activities designed to enable them to explore, investigate, and solve tasks related to mechanical principles.
  • Creative Construction – WoodWorks! Dads and children alike will enjoy this workshop! Using realistic tools, families can work together to build a take-home project out of foam "wood".
  • Smart Art – I Love My Daddy! This book will inspire smiles as we see the love between parent and child from a toddler’s point of view. This will be followed by an art activity of love
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Free. Included with museum admission.
Baby Steps through Pretend City with Center for Living Peace!
Monday, June 18th  (2-3:30pm)
Join us for this very special Baby Steps as we welcome the Center for Living Peace as they present Baby and Me Yoga. Yoga benefits both parents and babies. For parents it provides encouragement to live a healthy lifestyle while assisting to strengthen the bond between you and your child. For babies, yoga builds neuromuscular development. In addition to this wonderful class, make sure to take part in our specialized activities within our exhibits that focus on your child’s developmental play within the city
Fee: $10 per adult, infants and Pretend City Members are FREE!  
Parent’s Night Out, Children’s Night In – Get Out, Come In, and Move!
Friday, June 22nd  (6-9p.m.)
Parents, take the night off and drop the kids off at Pretend City! We'll be moving and grooving to the beat as we learn about keeping our bodies healthy. A special viewing of Sid the Science Kid's "Get Up and Move" episode will surely help burn off some energy just in time for you to pick them up!
RSVP:  Reservations required by Wednesday, June 20, 2012 to secure your space. 
  • On-site registration will not be permitted. 
  • Event is subject to cancellation should the minimum amount of attendees not be met. 
  • Maximum: 35 children; Minimum: 20 children
  • Adult/Child Ratio: 1:5
Fee:  $35 per child, $30 per child for two or more children from the same family, $25 per child for members
For the first time EVER! Pretend City is offering
2 for 1 admission for an ENTIRE WEEK!



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