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Three Family-Friendly Educational Activities in Irvine

Irvine Tutoring Tips: Three Educational Family Day Trips in Irvine

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TutorNerds has been serving the Irvine community for many years. In fact, a lot of our private Irvine tutors were born and raised here. We are proud of our community and all of the fantastic activities and experiences it offers. Thankfully, many of these are educational and perfect for a day trip in the summer.

Summer is an excellent time for families to have fun all while encouraging their kids to learn and be creative. Unlike being stuck in a classroom, educational activities in the summer allow children to interact and explore. Doing so will help them develop a healthy curiosity about the world. From museums to nature preserves, there are too many options to list in one blog post, which is why we decided on three to get you started. None of these activities are endorsements, just suggestions!

1. The Irvine Museum

Save this one for our next inevitable heatwave. Art museums are a great day trip that is indoors, air-conditioned, and educational. According to Google, The Irvine Museum is a “Museum of rotating exhibits dedicated to American Impressionist art depicting the CA landscape.” Check the museum’s website to see what special exhibits it is showing and plan your trip around that. Art can be a great ambassador to a whole world of knowledge. For example, a painting can pique the interest in a particular era, culture, or worldview. Encourage your kids to write down paintings they like and research them when they get home.

2. Pretend City

An interactive museum designed for children to learn how the real world works. Pretend City is a nonprofit with the goal of developing critical educational skills in children including critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork. According to Pretend City, young children learn best when they play, which is why they developed a “city” where learning is fun. Exhibits include an art studio, bank, beach, and amphitheater.

3. Orange County Great Park Farm + Food Lab

This outdoor classroom, located in Cadence, Irvine, offers a unique outdoor experience for all ages – perfect for everyone in the family to enjoy. According to the official Farm + Food Lab website, the classroom includes, “themed raised-bed gardens, fruit trees, vertical gardening, a worm compost bin, and solar and wind-powered lights.” The best part is that you can learn all about gardening and take it home and start one of your own! How great is that? Farm + Food Lab is opened Tuesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hopefully, this will get you started for a fun and education filled summer! Another great way to keep your kid’s education progressing over the summer is to book a private Irvine tutor. Call TutorNerds today for more information.

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