Best Places To See in Irvine

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To See in Irvine, California. All of our places to see face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618 Directions

Since 2009

Pretend City Children's Museum is "the world in a nutshell," intended for children to learn how the real world works while engaging their curiosities & imaginations. The museum is a child-size interconnected city built to support rich educational intentions with great fun, where kids can assume many real-world roles and let their creativity rule. Through interactive exhibits and activities facilitated by their qualified professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading, plus science skills while fostering creativity, curiosity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and teamwork. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization helping all children, Pretend City depends on community-based funding & guest support. More than 1,000 families participated in the museum's first health fair, with more than 200 free screenings provided to children. Free admission for infants to 12 months & members.

Art Studio, Fun Events, Special Guests, Interactive Exhibits, Imagination Playground, Café and Mini-Mall, Calendar of Events, School Readiness Fair, Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Community Impact, Developing and Discovering Diversity Program, Health Screenings, Education of Young Children, Facility Rentals & Group Visits

Discount: Membership Benefits: 10% Off on Birthday Parties, Mini Mall purchases, and Facility Rentals View Deal

Parenting OC Reader's Choice Best Indoor Play Place 2013 & 2014 - Parenting OC Editor's Choice Best Kids Museum 2010 & 2015 - OC HOT LIST Best Museum 2014 - OC Weekly Best Museum (Non-Art) 2013 - Red Tricycle Best Museum 2013 - Just Spotted: Best Birthday Party Location 2011

Price: Starts from $13.95 per person (children 12 months and younger are free)
$10.95 for military and immediate family members (must show proof of ID)

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Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm|
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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18881 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612 Directions

Since 1930

The Irvine Museum educates children and the public about the importance of art through its outreach programs & preserves the aesthetic beauty of California's cultural heritage. The Irvine Museum produces three exhibitions a year in addition to traveling exhibitions. They strive to protect and celebrate California art and encourage new generations of artists, scholars, and patrons. The Museum has published eighteen excellent and beautifully illustrated books and numerous DVDs and notecards. These are available in the Museum Bookstore & Online Store. The Museum offers free school visits for students in grades 3 – 12. Here, admission is complimentary and open to the public. Parking is also free for museum visitors. The parking garage is located at the intersection of Martin & Von Karman Avenue.

Gift Shops, Group Visits, Educational, Collections, Outreach Programs, Art Museums, Community Programs, Stores, Exhibitions, Guided Tours, Displays and Lecture Programs, Public Programs and Events, Artist Talks, Lectures by Curators and Scholars, Conversations, Gallery Talks, Cross-Disciplinary Experimentation, Performances & Activities

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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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100 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92697 Directions

Since 1987

Located on the UC Irvine campus, the Bren Events Center gives an exciting and prestigious place in Orange County for a broad array of sporting, musical performances, exhibitions & other public events. Home of UC Irvine’s volleyball and basketball programs, the center provides top-quality, dynamic entertainment to thousands of fans annually. The Bren Events Center, with a capacity of 5000, is built on two levels and features the state-of-the-art design in lighting, sound system & acoustic engineering. Amenities include nearby convenient parking facilities for guests, a full-service ticket office, an ATM, and two full-service concession stands placed on the concourse level. Through the employment of retractable seating and protective flooring covering, the Bren Events Center can be easily changed to stage a variety of events, including concerts, performing arts, lectures & sporting events.

Facilities, Camp Home, Premium Experiences, Women's Sports, Fundraising Events, Visitors, Baseball, Student-Athlete Experience, Academic/Student Services, Basketball, Soccer, Arena, Men's Sports, Sports Medicine, Community Outreach, Volleyball, General Releases, Compliance, VIP, Recruits & Spirit

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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat & Sun Closed

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