Cayton Children’s Museum lobby



Community Programs

The Cayton Children’s Museum believes that all families in LA County should have access to play. We offer a unique variety of creative and interactive programs beyond our walls and throughout our community. Partnering with local organizations,
schools, and community events the Cayton provides opportunities for children and
their families to participate in active, artistic, and purposeful play.


Cayton Creativity Kit Program

This “quarantine-era” born program is designed to make Cayton’s signature brand of process-based art making, DIY, for families at home or in the classroom.  Kits are assembled quarterly by volunteer crews of Cayton Children’s Museum member
families and supplied to partner organizations that support children and their families through client drop-in or otherwise transient programs. These DIY kits are then distributed at community resource events, homeless shelters, to clinical
behavioral therapists, public school art festivals, community arts & literacy events.



Cayton-on-the-Go is a mobile museum program for children ages 2-8 that
incorporates interactive storytelling, singing & movement games, and process-
based visual artmaking. Kids can participate individually or in cooperation with their
parent/caregiver. Cayton-on-the-Go creativity workshops are facilitated on-site in
the local community served by our partner organizations (or virtually via online
platform). These organizations are engaged as strategic partners because of their
focus on child development and education for young children and their
families.  Every Cayton-on-the-Go creativity workshop is designed to support the
participant’s cognitive, behavioral, and socio-emotional development through
creative play and art exploration.


Cayton “Sensory Sensitivity Events”

Starting on September 18 the Cayton will begin hosting quarterly “Sensory Sensitivity Events.” These events are designed for community organizations that support families of children with diverse abilities and special needs. The Cayton invites these organizations to the museum for custom events that cater to sensory sensitivity and other special needs that can make the museum a more personable experience for all.



The Cayton loves engaging and interacting with families in our community at local
events and activities. We bring our creative activities to tables at a variety of events 
including: Locals Night on the Santa Monia Pier, WIN’s Back to Preschool Event, Santa Monica Arts and Literacy Festival, and the Venice Art Walk.



Thank you to the Cayton Children’s Museum Community Programs supporters:

Cayton community programs is made possible by The Institute of Museum and Library Services

Cayton community programs are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ page HERE