Child playing with water toy in Team Waterworks

Annual Memberships

 

Become a member
and make the Cayton
a place for all.

Though L.A. County residents are not required to pay for admission to the Cayton (learn more about our pay-as-you-wish admission), there are still plenty of benefits to becoming a member at the Cayton Children’s Museum!  

 

Annual members get to bypass timed ticketing, so you can come to the museum whenever you like without reserving a time slot in advance. Members also get to take advantage of members-only hours, special access to program events, discounts on camp, classes and in our museum store, as well as passes for out-of-town guests.  

 

But your annual membership isn’t just about the perks—it’s also an act of good will. Your membership helps cover some of our operational costs so we can keep the Cayton free for the entire Los Angeles community. Through your support, hundreds of kids and families who couldn’t otherwise afford the visit are able to experience the wonder of play. 

Annual memberships start at $240 for an adult and a child.

You can also join one of our Philanthropic Circles, which give you all the special member perks and access, in addition to public acknowledgment in the museum for every visitor to see (scroll below). 

 

Become a member today and join us in our mission to make the Cayton accessible to all.  

 

Membership Levels

The Launchers $240/year

  • Membership for 2

  • 2 passes for out-of-town guests per year

  • Expedited check-in

  • Members-only hours

  • Priority access to special programs and events, including artist residencies, performances, and much more

  • 10% discount in museum store

  • Free digital photos from camera system

  • Association of Children’s Museums reciprocal access (50% off general admission (up to 6) at member museums nationwide)

  • Come any time! Timed ticketing not required, space permitting.

The Climbers $360/year

  • Membership for 4

  • 4 passes for out-of-town guests per year

  • Expedited check-in

  • Members-only hours

  • Priority access to special programs and events, including artist residencies, performances, and much more

  • 10% discount in museum store

  • Free digital photos from camera system

  • Association of Children’s Museums reciprocal access (50% off general admission (up to 6) at member museums nationwide)

  • Come any time! Timed ticketing not required, space permitting.

The Reachers $500/year

  • Membership for 6

  • 8 passes for out-of-town guests per year

  • Expedited check-in

  • Members-only hours

  • 10% discount on classes, camps, and space rentals

  • Priority access to special programs and events, including artist residencies, performances, and much more

  • 10% discount in museum store

  • Free digital photos from camera system

  • Association of Children’s Museums reciprocal access (50% off general admission (up to 6) at member museums nationwide)

  • Come any time! Timed ticketing not required, space permitting.

 

Super Duper Membership

Our Super Duper Membership give supporters all the same benefits of membership as part of our family of major donors. Like our annual members, Super Duper Members help cover some of our operational costs, including admission for L.A. County residents—but they also help fund the public programs and community initiatives that guide children in their own self-discovery. These include everything from the daily activities in our art studios, to storytelling in the Derfner Theatre, to the mobile programs that bring the Cayton into neighborhoods where safe outlets for play are limited. These are the programs that help our children grow into healthy adults that thrive in a changing world make the Cayton come alive and they are only possible with your support. Super Duper Memberships are also publicly acknowledged in the museum for their support.

Become a Super Duper Member today and your name will become known in the community as a respected champion for play.

The Playmakers
$1,000

  • Underwrites over 60 visits to the
    Cayton Children’s Museum

  • Acknowledgment in museum
    publications and newsletters

  • Acknowledgment on our Annual
    Donor Wall

  • All membership benefits at the
    $500 level

The Storytellers
$2,500

  • Underwrites over 150 visits to the
    Cayton Children’s Museum

  • Acknowledgment in museum
    publications and newsletters

  • Acknowledgment at the $2,500
    level on our Play for All wall for the
    lifetime of the museum

  • Acknowledgment on our
    Annual Donor Wall

  • All membership benefits at the
    $500 level

The Community Builders
$5,000

  • Underwrites over 300 visits to the
    Cayton Children’s Museum

  • Acknowledgment in museum
    publications and newsletters

  • Acknowledgment at the $5,000
    level on our Play for All wall for the
    lifetime of the museum

  • Acknowledgment on our
    Annual Donor Wall

  • All membership benefits at the
    $500 level

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ page HERE