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June CALENDAR 

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Beat the heat at the Cayton this summer! 

Special Summer Hours

Open on Mondays from May 27 (Memorial Day) to Sep 2 (Labor Day)

Summer is heating up and we are ready to dive into fun! Celebrate June with a rainbow of colorful art activities, hands-on sensory play, and special events.  Plus, enjoy our extended summer hours now until

September 2.

Special Events

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Chalk It Up with Miles Christopher 

Friday, June 14

Guest artist Miles Christopher will join from 10:30AM-12:30PM to help transform our sidewalks into gigantic masterpieces! 

Miles Christopher is an abstract painter, chalk artist, muralist, and musician, who lives and works in Southern California. His colorful, abstract art accentuates every subtlety on everyday life, whether the subjects are people, animals, or landscapes. 

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Parents' Night Out

Saturday, June 15

Offered the third Saturday each month from April to August, reserve your child's after-hours play date and get your own play date, too.

Kids will enjoy three hours of supervised fun-filled playtime, featuring games, activities, and museum exploration. Plus, they'll be served dinner, snacks, and drinks—a perfect playdate for everyone!

Weekly Activities

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June 5—10

Gilbert Baker & Daniel Quasar - Design unique and colorful flags, drawing inspiration from the iconic works of Gilbert Baker and Daniel Quasar.

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June 12—17

Devan Shimoyama - Celebaate your loved ones by making puppets, inspired by the imaginative work of Devan Shimoyama.

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June 19—June 24

Ximena the Axolotl, Trixie the Triceratops & Byron the Byson - Get inspired by our furry friends! Join us and transform ordinary cups into powerful megaphones. Express yourself and amplify your voice in this creative project. 

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June 26—July 1

Sara Zapata - Dive into the tactile world of bright, rainbow-themed sensory bins, inspired by the textile artistry of Sara Zapata.

Daily Activities

Daily Activities are drop-in and free for members and museum visitors

Every week is a new adventure at the Cayton. Kids learn new skills, create, and grow, all while immersed in play

Updated Program Times

Art Studio: 10AM-1:00PM and 2-4:30PM
Storytime (every Thursday): 11
AM
Programs: 11AM and 3PM

Saturday 
June 1

11AM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party! 

3PM—Donut Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate National Donut Day with a sweet scavenger hunt around the museum. Search high and low for donuts hidden around the Cayton.  

Wednesday
June 5

11AM—Pointillism Butterflies 

Discover the art of Pointillism! We'll create unique, beautiful butterflies using small, distinct dots of color. 

3PM—Shake, Rattle & Roll

Get ready to groove! Join our Shake and Drum Jam, exploring tambourines, bells, shakers, and drums. 

Saturday
June 8

11AM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party

3PM—Rainbow Wreaths

Create vibrant Rainbow Wreaths and decorate them with things about yourself that you are proud of. It's a colorful celebration of self-love and pride! 

Wednesday
June 12

11AM—Move & Groove

Play a variety of movement games like Red Light, Green Light and Simon Says. Get ready to move and groove! 

3PM—Step Right Up!

Circus, Circus! Enjoy fun carnival games like bowling, bean bag toss, and giant Connect Four. Step right up and join the fun! 

Sunday
June 2

11AM—Storytime + Art

Get excited to explore your surroundings! Craft a pair of binoculars out of recycled materials.  

3PM—Long Distance Hugs

Decorate a cut out of your hands and write a message to send to someone you love who lives far away!

Thursday
June 6

11AM—Storytime+Art

Read "Not He Or She, I’m Me" by A.M. Wild, a story about a kid embracing their true self. Afterward, create self-portraits by looking in a mirror and showing love to ourselves through art. 

3PM—Bracelet Buddies

Celebrate friendship in style! Craft matching bracelets to share with your friends and family! 

Sunday
June 9

11AM—Fizzy Fun

Dive into Fizzy Fun! Create artwork with fizzy chemical reactions, expressing yourself with bursts of color and excitement.

3PM—Color Collab!

It's time to team up! Work together to create a gigantic coloring page! 

Thursday
June 13

11AM—Storytime+Art

Read "The Book With No Pictures" by B.J. Novak, an interactive, imaginative book. Afterward, create a book yourself inspired by the story!

3PM—Puppet Performers

It’s showtime! Direct, write, and star in a puppet show of your very own. Let your imagination take the stage! 

Monday
June 3

11AM—Salt Painting

Get creative with new textures! Glue salt to paper, add watercolors and see what beautiful patterns emerge. 

3PM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party!

Friday
June 7

10:30AM—Chalk It Up

Transform our sidewalks into gigantic art pieces! Join us for Chalk It Up and let your creativity run wild with colorful chalk creations. 

3PM—Balance Olympics

Stick it like an Olympian! Participate in our Balance Olympics, playing balance games inspired by Olympic gymnastics. 

Monday
June 10

11AM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party!   

3PM—Tweety Treats

Care for your feathered friends with this fun project and craft a colorful bird feeder!  

Friday
June 14

International Day of Play
Join us for International Day of Play as we celebrate all day long!

10:30AM—Chalk It Up

12:30PM—Splash Zone

1:30PM—Bubble Dance Party

3PM—Scavenger Hunt 

 

Saturday 
June 15

11AM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party 

3PM—DIY Dice

Create dice for the next family game night! Add fun instructions like "Jump like a frog" or "Make the sound of a cow" to keep everyone entertained. 

Sunday
June 16

11AM—Love You to Pieces

Create a photo frame for a loved one using puzzle pieces and collage materials, adding reasons why you love them. A heartfelt gift for someone special! 

3PM—Puppet Pals

Create a fun sock puppet! Let your creativity shine as you bring your new puppet friend to life. 

Monday
June 17

11AM—Popcicle Paints

Celebrate summer by painting with popsicles made of paint! Cool down and get creative with this fun and refreshing activity.

3PM—Obstacle Course

Get ready for an adventure! Navigate balance beams, hop on 'stones,' and crawl through tunnels to reach the finish line. 

Wednesday
June 19

11AM—Storytime+Art

Read “Juneteenth for Mazie” by Floyd Cooper, about a child learning about the struggles and triumphs of Juneteenth. Afterward, create celebration poppers to honor the day.   

3PM—Calming Hearts

Take a moment for calming art! Sculpt clay hearts and decorate them with sequins for some sparkly fun. 

Thursday
June 20

Friday
June 21

10:30AM—Chalk It Up

Transform our sidewalks into gigantic art pieces! Join us for Chalk It Up and let your creativity run wild with colorful chalk creations. 

3PM—Wax Wonders

Mold yourself some art! Craft awesome masterpieces out of wax sticks and let your imagination take shape. 

11AM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party!   

3PM—Pom Party

Experiment with the puffy texture of pom-poms in art! Create a fluffy and colorful pom-pom masterpiece.

Saturday
June 22

Sunday
June 23

11AM—Harmonica Harmony

Time to get creative! Craft a harmonica out of popsicle sticks and rubber bands, and make some music. 

3PM—Color Run

Race through a colorful obstacle course with different obstacles correlated with different colors of the rainbow!  

Monday
June 24

11AM—Clay Rainbows

Create sculptures using modeling clay in every color of the rainbow! Let your creativity shine with this colorful activity. 

3PM—Bubble Dance Party

Pop in to jump and dance to fun music while surrounded by a sea of bubbles at this lively and fun dance party! 

11AM—Storytime+Art 

Read “I Celebrate My Voice: It is Limitless” by Nonku Kunene Adumetey, with guest reader Librarian Damitri Boone. Afterward, create puppets of yourself to celebrate your uniqueness. 

3PM—Storytime+Art

Read “Nothing Rhymes With Orange” by Adam Rex, a story about an orange struggling to fit in and find a word that rhymes with its name. Afterward, create fun rhymes with each other. 

Wednesday 
June 24

11AM—Color Fusion Fun

Explore the magic of color and paint mixing with watercolors and oil pastels! Combine them to create unique, bright abstract paintings. 

3PM—Obstacle Course

Get ready for an adventure! Navigate balance beams, hop on 'stones,' and crawl through tunnels to reach the finish line. 

Thursday
June 27

Friday
June 28

11AM—Storytime+Art

Read “Stella Brings the Family” about a child whose family looks a bit different than her friends. Afterward, create portraits of your family out of clay! 

3PM—Treasure Hunt

ARG! It’s time to hunt some treasure, matey. Decorate your treasure map of the museum, then follow the clues to find the hidden ‘X’ where there lies treasure! 

10:30AM—Chalk It Up

Transform our sidewalks into gigantic art pieces! Join us for Chalk It Up and let your creativity run wild with colorful chalk creations. 

3PM—Puffy Paint

Create puffy paint fruits! You can create and decorate colorful fruits with a variety of fun materials, such as shaving cream, pom-poms, sequins, and watercolors. 

Saturday
June 29

Sunday
June 30

11AM—Proud To Be Me Prarade

Dress up in fun costumes and parade around the museum in style! Celebrate being the best you that you can be! 

3PM—Rainbow Jewelry

Craft colorful, fun jewelry in every shade of the rainbow!

11AM—Icy Adventures

Create a colorful masterpiece with this exciting STEAM experiment! Combine colorful, salt, and paper to create art! 

3PM—Parachute Flyers

Soar into a high-flying experience! Create your own parachute flyers and test them out by launching them in our wind tunnel! 

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