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Children engaging in art activity at Cayton Camps

purposeful programs

Programming For All

The Cayton offers a unique variety of creative and interactive programs to enhance the museum experience both within our space and beyond our walls.

Guests experience our enriching programs every day at the museum. We provide youth, ages 0-8, and their families opportunities to participate in active, artistic, and purposeful play.


Cayton Classes

Caregivers and toddler playing on the floor

Our one-of-a-kind classes allow children to participate in unique play experiences.

From outdoor adventures to creator clubs to physical fitness, our special classes will help foster your child’s sense discovery, imagination, and creativity.


Camp Cayton

Children exploring in the Courage Climber

Build, create, and explore with one of our week-long camps.

Our innovative curriculum encourages campers to take risks, express themselves creatively, and work as a team to accomplish goals. For inquires please email


Camp Cayton ensures 10% of all programming is made available for scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and availability of space per week.


Activity Calendar

Toddlers playing with paint for Art Crawl

At the Cayton, playing means connecting to the arts, to the world, and most of all—to one another.

We offer free activities for our guests on a daily basis, including: dance, drama, music, and storytime. Check our schedule regularly to see our latest offerings.

Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out

Children playing raft on top of a ball-pit at the Cayton Children's Museum

Enjoy a night out!

Enjoy a night out while kids play at the Cayton after-hours! Three hours of play time including games, activities, and free play along with dinner, snack and drink is a great play date for all.


Community Programs

Mother and daughter working on art project

Bring the museum to you!

With Cayton Community Programs, we bring the museum experience to your community through partnerships with local organizations, schools, and community events.


Field Trips

Cayton playguide giving instruction to visiting group.

Turn your school day into a one-of-a-kind experience!

At the Cayton Children’s Museum, learning means connecting to arts, to the world, and most of all, to one another. We are delighted to offer tours for students from pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. School visits to the museum, in-person or virtually, extend classroom learning and provide lifelong tools for success!


Kevin & Chelsea Washington Art Studio

Kevin and Chelsea Washington Art Studio

Join us in the Art Studio to use your imagination and create your very own piece of art.

We offer brand new arts and crafts activities every week, using recycled materials, play dough, feathers, non-toxic paint and more!



10:00 AM—1:00 PM

2:00—4:30 PM


Free with your admission


Cayton Spotlight


More than 130+ videos on YouTube

A showcase of art-making, programming, community engagement, and playing our way to a better world.


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ page HERE

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