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FIELD trips

Field Trips at the Cayton

Turn your school day into a one-of-a-kind experience! At the Cayton Children’s Museum, learning means connecting to the arts, the world, and most of all, to one another.

We are delighted to offer field trips for students from pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade. School visits to the museum extend classroom learning, provide foundational tools for success, and align with age appropriate Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards and Common Core.

Registration Is Now Open For School Year 2022–2023 Bookings!


The Details

ALL field trips include a prerecorded Welcome Video and a Teacher’s Guide. Group leaders are provided with important logistical information prior to the visit.

All school groups require a ratio of 1 adult to 5 students.

Educators may choose from engaging arts education experiences that weave together the Cayton’s signature blend of social-emotional learning and connection to community. Each activity is facilitated by museum staff and aligns with VAPA standards for California Common Core.


  • Pre-K to 3rd-grade students

  • Minimum 10 guests, Maximum 40 guests, 1 adult to 5 children ratio


In-Person Field Trips Include:

  • 40 minute Creativity Lab featuring a process-based art project facilitated by a dedicated member of our museum team

  • 80 minutes of full museum playtime 

  • Available to school groups with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 40 students

  • Pre-visit Welcome Video

  • Pre-visit Teacher’s Guide


In-Person field trips are available throughout the year

Wednesday to Friday, from 10am–12pm.


In-Person Field Trips:

  • $10 a student

  • Chaperones accompanying students are not charged.

Title 1 Schools

  • $0 per student and chaperone

Virtual Field Trips:

  • Minimum 20 guests, Maximum 40 guests, 1 adult to 20 children ratio

  • $5 per person

  • Chaperones accompanying students are not charged.

A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking to secure a reservation.

Contact us for bookings and questions at or call 424.416.2478.

Virtual Field Trips Include:

  • 40 minute LIVE online Creativity Lab featuring a process-based art project facilitated by a dedicated member of our museum team via online platform

  • Available to school groups with a minimum of 20 students and a maximum of 40 students

  • Pre-visit Welcome Video

  • Pre-visit Teacher’s Guide


The Options

The Cayton offers a variety of field trip lesson plans. Select the experience that best suits your classroom goals and grade level.

Field Trips Offered


SQUISH! Students will gain sensory experience by making their own playdough! Through tactile experimentation, curiosity and teamwork, students will combine playdough ingredients by-hand to create a unique playdough collage with their new material!

Warning: Playdough contains gluten. Children who are allergic to wheat gluten or are wheat hypersensitive may have an allergic reaction to playdough and we strongly advise that they don't participate in this program.


Students will explore the types of buildings that make up different communities. After comparing the designs of these everyday structures to those in popular artwork and architecture, students will use geometric shapes

to design their own community building!

Field Trips Offered

In-Person and Virtually

MINDFUL ART  |  grades PK K

Students will create an original abstract art piece expressing an emotion of their choosing. Through this exercise they will learn to define and practice mindfulness, receive an overview of the color theory and connecting color with emotions.


WHAT’S YOUR POWER  |  grades K-3

We all have the power to make the world a better place!  By comparing superheroes to real-life heroes, students will explore what someone in their life has done to help their family, school, community or our planet. Students will then write letters or draw pictures for their favorite community hero!


MY COMMUNITY MAP  |  grades K-3

With this activity, students will learn how to build a better community by designing neighborhoods that serve the needs of their community through the use of various art materials and methods. By learning to identify a community’s essential needs, children can bring their newfound knowledge to make their neighborhood stronger.


PUZZLE ME THIS  |  grades K-3

What makes you unique? In this activity, students will make a puzzle using pieces created in shapes that best represents themselves. This project empowers students and builds their confidence as they identify qualities that make them unique.


Fine Print

Actual field trip schedules may vary depending on the arrival of groups. Los Angeles traffic is unpredictable! Please allow ample time for your drive to the museum. If you are late, we CANNOT extend your field trip time, and museum playtime may be shortened.

  • Memberships, discounts and promotions do not apply to Field Trips

  • NO REFUNDS will be granted for groups that cancel within two weeks of the scheduled visit

  • NO REFUNDS will be granted for any child or adult chaperone that has prepaid, but does not attend on the day of visit

  • Any excess funds that cannot be refunded will be considered a museum donation


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ page HERE

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