Disclosure: I received tickets to this event in exchange for my posting.
The New Exhibits Promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles for Children In The New Pretend Café Featuring Wahoo’s And The Our Home Exhibit Featuring The Family Of Pierre-Andre Senizergues, Owner of Actions Sports Company, etnies!
Pretend City Children’s Museum has teamed up with two Orange County-based action-packed companies, Wahoo’s and etnies to promote the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle.  Wahoo’s makes a splash this summer with the debut of the new Pretend Café exhibit, a first for the taco business that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.  The Our Home exhibit gives guests a peek inside the Senizergues family’s home and tells the story of how Pierre-Andre Senizergues, owner of etnies uses his action sports background to influence active living with his family.
The Pretend Café featuring Wahoo’s highlights eating healthy with fresh meats and vegetables on its menu as a way to help introduce children to interesting ways to eat healthy foods and build lifelong habits to promote good health.  The Pretend Café carries the same playful vibe of their restaurants and features pretend food with Wahoo’s branded items that help add to the “realness” of a child’s play experience.
The family of world-champion professional skateboarder and owner of etnies, Pierre André Senizergues, will be showcased in the Our Home Exhibit as the featured family.  Action sports, like skateboarding, have inspired the family to live an active lifestyle by participating in sports and other fun activities that get the body moving and staying healthy. Likewise, the family complements their active lifestyle with conscious efforts to be strategic about their children’s nutrition.  Their ultimate goal is to inspire families to bring active and healthy together in everyday life and to reap the future benefits this offers.  Guests will hear first hand how they do this when visiting the exhibit as well as play in a fun, skate-inspired house.
Super Summer at Pretend City kicks off on July 2 at 10:00 a.m.
with the exhibits debutspecial ribbon-cutting by the owners of Wahoos, Wing Lam and Ed Lee, as well as Pierre-Andre Senizergues and his family.
The event is packed full of super summer fun to include free Wahoo’s tacos, skateboard building workshop, a skate deck art wall, the youth rock band, One Car Garage and a child-friendly introduction to skateboarding by etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest staff.
The skateboard-building workshop gives children a hands-on opportunity to watch the etnies team show them how to build skateboards. Children will have the creative opportunity to participate in an art project by contributing to the creation of a giant skate deck-shaped wall masterpiece made of 100 shoeboxes.
Wahoo’s will also give children a chance to design their own stickers for one of the walls of the Wahoo’s Pretend Café and strike a surfer pose in front of the pretend Laguna Lifeguard Tower.  Event giveaways include Wahoo’s temporary tattoos for children, etnies sunglasses, sticker pack and more.
The new Pretend Café Exhibit featuring Wahoo’s and the Our Home Exhibit featuring the family of Pierre-Andre Senizergues runs now until October 2013.  With each purchase of a Pretend City ticket throughout the exhibit run, guests will receive a special promotion for a free Wahoo’s taco and a special Pretend City-only discount for shoes purchased on etnies’ online store.
About Pretend City Children’s Museum
Pretend City Children’s Museum is the first educational facility of its kind in the western United States representing a small, interconnected city designed to “build better brains” through purposeful play, hands-on learning experiences, role playing, and educational programming.  As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, it depends on community-based funding and guest support.  Through 17 interactive exhibits and activities guided by a highly trained professional staff, children learn foundational math, reading and science skills, while fostering curiosity, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, teamwork, self-confidence and socialization.  The museum is a unique community resource where families, educators and community agencies come together to ensure that each child gains the experiences needed for a productive and fulfilling future.  Pretend City Children’s Museum is located at 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, please visit
About Wahoo’s
Founded by brothers Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco, a community mainstay and worldwide pop culture phenomenon, has been serving up its eclectic Mexican-Brazilian-Asian menu since 1988. Celebrated for its fresh food, pro-athlete support and charity involvement, Wahoo’s is recognized across multiple states for its sticker-covered walls. During the past two decades, the restaurant chain has grown to include more than 56 locations throughout California, Colorado, Texas and Hawaii. To learn more about Wahoo’s Fish Taco, please visit
About etnies
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances  and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today, etnies’ vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre-André Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible.  etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring world class skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x and BMX teams and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities.  For additional information, visit

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