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

Hours

Hours
MON - SAT 10AM - 5PM
SUN 12PM - 5PM

 

Open to school tours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment. Find out more about school tours.

Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

MUSE GIFT SHOP

Museum

The gift shop is open during normal public hours to all visitors.

VISITOR GUIDELINES

Visitor
Supervision

All adults are required to be supervised by (and with) their children at all times, and vice versa.

Photography

Visitors are encouraged to take photos for personal use, however, flash, tripods and camera extension poles are not permitted.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted on Cayton premises.

Food and Drink

Food and drink, including open containers of water, are not permitted in the museum.

Nursing

We have a dedicated nourishment nook available for guests. If this space is occupied, guests can ask any floor staff for assistance in finding a private area. Guests are also welcome to use any space they feel comfortable breastfeeding.

DONATIONS

Donation

For opportunities to support the Cayton, please visit this page.

DISCOUNTS

Discount

Visitors who participate in EBT and WIC now enjoy FREE admission to the Cayton, thanks to generous support from our corporate sponsor, Entertainment One. Good for up to six people each visit with proof of EBT or WIC and valid identification. 

Active and Retired Military & First Responders receive 50% off admissions. Good for up to six people each visit with valid identification. 

Both offers are for walk-in only. A limited number of tickets will be held each day.  Call prior to your visit to ensure time-slots are available.

Educators receive 20% off membership and 10% off gift shop purchases.

We also participate in the Museums Free For all as part of SoCal Museums.

TICKETS

Ticket

Timed tickets are available online and we highly recommend checking reservation availability in advance of your visit.

Please reserve timed tickets.

Find out more about group visits.

Please note all timed windows indicate start and end time of your visit. There is a 30-minute grace period to arrive. Visitors will not be allowed entry prior to your arrival time. The end time stated on your ticket applies regardless of entry time. 

PARKING

Parking

We are adjacent to Santa Monica City Parking Lots 7 and 8.The first 90-minutes is free, and $2.00 for the next hour and between $2.00-3.00 for each additional 30 minutes. $20.00 daily maximum on weekdays and $25.00 daily maximum on weekends.

Please note, we do not provide validation for parking.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Transport

We are located adjacent to the Metro Expo line drop-off. The one-way fare is $1.75. Santa Monica Place is also readily accessible via many Big Blue Bus routes.

Get the full online schedule and route information here.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Membership

Cayton members get unlimited museum admission all-year. They also receive discounts at the Muse gift shop, Camp Cayton, classes and exclusive access to members only events. You can explore member options here.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

Acecess

Many exhibits and facilities are wheelchair accessible. To read more about our accessibility, please click here.