Admission is discounted as we continue to finish our space and exhibits.  Click here to reserve your playdate!


We All Play

At the Cayton, we believe all children should have access to play opportunities and arts education, regardless of background or abilities. We designed the space to be a welcoming place for all children, youth and families to gather, share and learn. We want our young visitors to understand that we are all responsible for each other.

In addition to the low cost of museum admission to maximize inclusion, the Cayton provides free community days, subsidized admission, needs-based scholarships, field trips for Title I schools and Sensory Sensation Days for children with disabilities. 

Free Access Initiative

As part of our commitment to the community, the Cayton subsidizes admission for children, youth and families who qualify as low-income or below the federal poverty level. Admission during Museum hours is typically $3 for those who show proof of public benefits assistance, including electronic benefit transfer (EBT) or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

However, thanks to generous support from our corporate sponsor Entertainment One, visitors who present their EBT or WIC card will get FREE admission through June 2020, up to 6 guests per family, per visit.

Thank you to Entertainment One for their commitment to the Los Angeles community and for ensuring that youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds can enjoy the wonder of the Cayton. For more information, visit

Wheelchair Accessibility

The entire museum is wheelchair accessible, including all bathrooms and water fountains. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the Santa Monica Place parking garage. Santa Monica Place also offers complimentary wheelchair loans upon request. To arrange, please call security at 310-260-8399.

Cayton Children’s Museum Staff

Cayton Children’s Museum staff receives ongoing professional development to offer visitors with disabilities and their families enhanced support. Please ask a Cayton staff member for assistance.

Service Animals

The Cayton Children’s Museum welcomes service animals. Under federal law, service animals are dogs trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of people with physical or mental disabilities. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability. Additionally, service animals must remain under their handler’s control at all times while inside the museum.

Dogs or any other type of animal or pet whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship or emotional support — such as a support animal — do NOT qualify as service animals under federal law and are NOT permitted in the Museum.

Nursing Areas

Mothers are welcome to nurse children wherever they feel comfortable at the Cayton. However, there are two designated areas near the LAUNCH YOUR Exhibit Wing that provide more privacy, if preferred.

Restrooms and Changing Tables

Family restrooms are located to your left when you enter the Museum, or in the LAUNCH YOUR Exhibit Wing. Additional restrooms are located in the back near Art Studio II. Changing tables are located in the wheelchair-accessible stalls in each restroom. Health regulations require that all diaper changing be done in restrooms.

Cayton Children's Museum meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here, accessibility means more than compliance with federal law. We are committed to making our Museum a rich and rewarding experience for all individuals.

We Want to Hear from You

The Cayton is eager to hear about new ways to serve the children in our community, and we welcome your feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns. Please share your thoughts with us at