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Celebrate at the cayton!

Host your child’s next birthday party or celebration at the Cayton Children’s Museum! Located right off the beach in vibrant Downtown Santa Monica, the Cayton offers a 21,000 square-foot playground with 35 discovery-based exhibits, art studios, a state of the art theatre, a gallery pop-up space, mural walls and community space—all in the center of retail and hospitality at Santa Monica Place. Whether you are planning a birthday party for thirty children, or a celebration for hundreds, we offer a number of discrete spaces or the whole museum for private buy-outs.  

When you book our space, you will work with our event professionals to create a package that meets your needs. We work with a network of preferred event vendors, caterers, performers and artists, photographers and more, so you can focus on the one blowing out the candles!  


What does your booking include?

  • Entry fee to the Museum

  • A discrete, private space for lunch, cake, opening gifts and more

  • Museum free play

  • Assistance with cake service

  • A dedicated Cayton representative (one for every 40 kids)

  • Biodegradable flatware, plates, napkins and hand sanitizer/wipes

  • Bottled water for all guests

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Saturdays and Sundays: 

10am – 12pm; 1pm – 3pm; 4pm – 6pm  

For interest in weekdays and evenings, please inquire using form below.

room options—

S. Mark Taper Foundation Brilliant Blue Room $1,050

Est. Capacity 40 persons

Celebration Sphere $925 

Est. Capacity 35 persons

Combined Room Rate $1,850  


Our team will work with you to create a customized menu selection for your guests, working with our dining partners in Santa Monica Place. Catering packages can be customized for 15 to 500 people. Contact us for a full list of preferred vendors. Please note no outside catering.