Cayton Children's Museum

Cayton Children's Museum

The state of the art space in the Santa Monica Mall features 21,000 square feet of discovery-based exhibits, a theatre, art studios, workshops, classes, camps, and a year-long calendar of arts and cultural programming for toddlers to youth.


The space is filled with immersive elements including a full-size helicopter, fire truck, and veterinary clinic. The kids get to shop for groceries, eat in a café, play chef, go to the vet, become firefighters, or pretend to be a pilot.


"The Together We" section offers group activities and team building, and the "Reflect On" section is where children learn to better connect with nature. You’ll also find the “Courage Climber,” an entire level made from nets, which kids find extremely fun to explore. There is a separate space for infants to 2 years old children to explore through touch, and is intended to help them strengthen their coordination.


The Museum offers Summer Camp, Winter Camp, and Spring Camp. Camp Cayton offers a unique experience for campers to build, create, and explore. Experienced educators lead an imaginative curriculum complete with art immersion and museum play. Camp Cayton encourages campers to take risks, express themselves creatively, engage with their community, and play their way to a better world.


Birthday Parties

You can host your child’s next birthday party or celebration at the Cayton Children’s Museum. Whether you are planning a birthday party for 30 children or a celebration for hundreds, Cayton offers a number of discrete spaces or the whole museum for private buy-outs.


When you book the space, you work with the event professionals at Cayton to create a package that meets your needs. They work with a network of preferred event vendors, caterers, performers and artists, photographers and more.



Starting March 17th, Cayton Creators resumes its sessions! Each Wednesday and Saturday, at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, families are invited to attend a free outdoor creative arts program.  The program is geared for children ages 3-7. Pre-registration is required. 


    General admission is $14 per person for adults and children ages 1 to 12. The Cayton runs on a timed-entry ticketing system! Each ticket is good for a two-hour window of play. Children under 1 are free.



    Monday -  Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Sundays 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm


    Tel: (424) 416-8320

    Email: sherri@sharewell.org