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Cayton Membership

Become a member and play all year long

Stimulate curiosity, creativity and learning through play all year long!

As a Cayton member, you play a vital role in providing a fun, explorative space for your child, family and the LA County community. Cayton members receive exclusive benefits and experiences including:

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

All Membership Levels Enjoy:

Free Admission & Special Access

  • One year of free general admission

  • Members welcome any time - timed ticketing is not required (space permitting)

  • Member early access 

  • Expedited member check-in upon arrival at museum

  • Priority access to special programs and events

Discounts & Opportunities

  • 10% discount on purchases in the Museum store

  • 50% off admission for up to 6 guests at 400+ participating member museums in the Association of Children's Museums nationwide

New 2024 Benefit​ - Cayton Rewards

Introducing Cayton Rewards at Santa Monica Place providing members with curated seasonal offers at participating retailers.

Additional Benefits by Level:



  • Unlimited visits for one year for 2 members (adult and child)

  • 2 passes for guests per year



  • Unlimited visits for one year for 4 members

  • 4 passes for guests per year



  • Unlimited visits for one year for 6 members

  • 8 passes for guests per year

  • 10% off event rentals and buyouts

  • 10% off classes


(Contributions of $1,000+)

Our PLAY4ALL Heroes membership gives supporters all the benefits of a membership while helping support the Cayton's equity and inclusion initiatives. Your contribution will help fund the public programs and community initiatives that enrich the lives of all children and families, both in the museum and in the community.  Become a PLAY4ALL Hero today and help use provide play for all.

For additional questions about our philanthropic membership program or making a major gift, please contact our Development team. 


Phone: 424.416.8327

PLAY4ALL Heroes get all the membership benefits at the Reachers level, PLUS:

  • Four additional guest passes per year (12 total)

  • Recognition on the Cayton's PLAY4ALL Wall for one year

  • Mention in the Cayton's Annual Report 

  • Invitation to family-friendly volunteer opportunities

  • Invitation to our Annual Play Day with our Women's Philanthropy Circle

  • 20% off annual fundraising events

  • Knowing your membership supports initiatives like Title 1 school field trips, PLAY4ALL annual passes for families facing financial hardship, and sensory initiatives for children with sensory disabilities

Member Events

See our new member programs available during member early access on select days. Join us for unique playful activities to explore your child's imagination, exercise your play muscles, and meet other members. For questions about member events, please contact us at

Check back for future member events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ page HERE

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