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  • Cayton Children's Museum | Home | Los Angeles, California

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  • Cayton Children's Museum | Schedule | Los Angeles, California

    schedule Every week is a new adventure at the Cayton. Kids learn new skills, create, and grow, all while they are immersed in play. Activities are drop-in and free for all guests. *For up-to-date time and schedule, check out our Instagram Updated Program Times Art Studio: 10AM-12PM and 2-4:30PM Storytime (every Thursday): 10:30AM Programs: 11AM and 3PM This Week's Activities Wednesday, February 8 Make a Kite 11:00AM With paper and string, we’ll make our own set of wings when we craft kites at 11 before launching them in the atmosphere of our wind tunnel. Make a Magnet 3:00PM Then we’re making kite magnets at 3 that can help you keep your art flying high on your refrigerator. Thursday, February 9 Storytime + Art 10:45AM + 11:00AM At 11, we’re reading Andrea Beaty’s uplifting bestseller Aaron Slater, Illustrator before we create our own entertaining storybooks. Color Hop 3:00PM In the afternoon, enjoy a pop of color as you hop to different shades at 3. Friday, February 10 Freeze Dance 11:00AM Are you up to our Freeze Dance challenge? Come dance away the morning at 11 but get ready to freeze when the music stops! Folded Art 3:00PM At 3, we’re learning about symmetry and balance when we paint half of a heart, square, or circle before we fold it to make a whole masterpiece. Saturday, February 11 Cotton Swab Painting 11:00AM Have you ever tried painting with a cotton swab or a Q-tip? It may feel strange at first, but artists can achieve different effects than when they paint with a brush. Try this new stroke of artistry at 11. Tambourine Jam 3:00PM Then in the jingle jangle afternoon, we’ll come following you at 3 during our Tambourine Jam. Sunday, January 12 Build a Tunnel 11:00AM We’re constructing tunnels out of recycled materials at 11 for some tubular STEM fun. Shaving Foam Playdough 3:00PM The science play continues in the afternoon when we make extra squelchy playdough out of shaving cream and cornstarch before sculpting whatever our imagination can dream.

  • Cayton Children's Museum | Visit | Los Angeles, California

    plan your visit MUSEUM HOURS GROUP TRIPS EXPLORE OUR SPACE CAYTON EXPECTATIONS GETTING HERE ACCESSIBILITY FAQ Admission Admission All Visitors Admission is $15 each for adults and children (1+). Children under a year old are always admitted free of charge. We encourage you to read this letter from our CEO to learn more about our decision and the benefit we were able to provide to our community when it was needed most. BOOK TICKETS The “PLAY4ALL Pass” For those families experiencing financial hardship, the Cayton will offer a year-long PLAY4ALL pass. Households receiving Medi-Cal/Medicaid, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), CalWorks (TANF), or CalFresh (Food Stamps) are eligible. For visitors who qualify, passes can be activated by presenting proof of eligibility at the museum check-in desk upon first visit. LEARN MORE Annual Members Annual membership starts at $240 for an adult and a child. Members are free to come anytime during museum operating hours and receive priority entry and expedited check-in. When we return to charging admission on November 2, we encourage visitors who enjoy the museum with frequency to explore their options for purchasing a membership package . As a member, you won’t just save while you play all year long—you will also have access to a bunch of other cool perks! BECOME A MEMBER Cayton Conserves! Due to California’s severe drought, we have made the decision to close Teamwork Waterworks indefinitely. The good news is that Team Cayton is getting creative to find a fun new way to use this exhibit. Stay tuned for more. Museum Hours Museum Hours Members Only Wed-Sun 9am—10am General Public Wed-Sun 10am—5pm Visitors must register online for available timed entry. Members have guaranteed walk-up entry, space permitting. Closed Mon-Tue GROUP TRIPS Group Trips Are you ready to bring the whole play crew to the Cayton? Whether you are a large family or an awesome youth group—we are the idea space for kids ages 0–8. With our discovery-based exhibits and experiences, your group will be immersed in creativity and exploration. Join us at the Cayton and play your way to a better world! LEARN MORE Explore Our Space Explore Our Space Ready to see the Power of Play? The Cayton offers 21,000 square feet of discovery - based exhibits, from a real-life helicopter to a miniature marketplace to reactive VR - and so much more. Add on art studios, a state-of-the-art theatre, and adaptable community spaces: you and your child can experience the Cayton differently every time. EXPLORE OUR SPACE VISITOR AGREEMENTS Cayton Community Expectations The Cayton Children’s Museum is a special shared space for families. To ensure that everyone is safe, comfortable and able to play, we ask that our visitors follow a few basic rules. Arrival Drop-offs are not allowed. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (and all adults must be accompanied by children) while visiting the museum. To ensure that all our guests have a great experience, the Cayton requires at least one (1) chaperone for every five (5) children. Children must always be supervised by their adults. Some exhibits have age restrictions, please be mindful of signage throughout the museum. Please be aware of our current health protocols . Please follow directions from the Cayton Play Guides and staff Cayton Children's Museum is a safe space for children. No knives, firearms, or weapon-like objects of any kind are permitted on the museum's premises. Please store any of these objects off-premises prior to entering the reception area. When Inside Disruptive, disrespectful and/or abusive behavior may result in immediate removal from the museum without refund and may be grounds for revoking membership. We encourage walking instead of running. Each exhibit may have signage reflecting special conduct (i.e., no shoes, age restrictions, etc.). If you have any questions about these restrictions, please inquire with one of our team members. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. We do provide a stroller parking zone for guests, underwritten by Babyletto . Please do not leave your valuables in the stroller. Please be mindful of your belongings. The Cayton Children’s Museum is not responsible for any lost or missing items. Please be mindful of other visitors in the space when taking photos of your family. Visitors may be filmed, recorded or photographed by the Cayton Children’s Museum for educational and promotional uses. Please inform the front desk staff if you would prefer not to be photographed. You may review our privacy policy here . Our staff is here to help while you and your family are in our venue. Please respect them. We won't tolerate any yelling, intimidation, threats, swearing, or any other inappropriate behavior. Anyone who is aggressive toward staff or other guests will be asked to leave. When Leaving Please remember to collect all your belongings. The Cayton Children’s Museum is not responsible for items left behind. Any “Lost & Found” items should be turned in to Guest Services. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, comments and suggestions you might have after your visit. You can do this in person, over the phone or via email at . We may send you a follow-up survey to ask about your visit. Most importantly, we hope you enjoyed your visit! GETTING HERE Getting Here Where is the Cayton? You can find the Cayton Children’s Museum in Downtown Santa Monica. We are located on the 3rd level of Santa Monica Place off of 4th Street & Broadway. 395 Santa Monica Place, #374 Santa Monica, CA, 90401 Parking Parking is available in Structures 7 and 8, owned and operated by the City of Santa Monica, which are immediately adjacent to Santa Monica Place. The first 90 minutes are free, with a fee after that. Please note, we do not validate. To see a map showing S7 and S8, click here . ​ Easy access and Disability parking are available in parking structure 8 off of Colorado Ave, on Level 5, as well as parking structure 7 off of Broadway on Level 4. Elevators are available close to the Mall entrance on all levels in the parking lots. Call 424-416-8320 Email Take the Metro Take the Metro Expo Line and exit at Downtown Santa Monica, which is the last stop on the line. You’ll end up on Colorado and 4th. You can find Santa Monica Place on the opposite corner. For more information about going Metro, click here . Driving Directions From I-10 W: Take exit 1A for 4th Street. Turn right onto 4th and left onto Colorado. Santa Monica Place will be on your right. ACCESSIBILITY Accessibility The Cayton Children’s Museum meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Here, accessibility means more than compliance with federal law. We are committed to making our Museum a rich and rewarding experience for all individuals. Service Animals The Cayton Children’s Museum welcomes service animals. Under federal law, service animals are dogs trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of people with physical or mental disabilities. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the handler’s disability. Additionally, service animals must remain under their handler’s control at all times while inside the museum. Dogs or any other type of animal or pet whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship or emotional support — such as a support animal — do NOT qualify as service animals under federal law and are not permitted in the Museum. Wheelchair Access The entire museum is wheelchair accessible, including all bathrooms and water fountains. Handicapped-accessible parking is available in the Santa Monica Place parking garage. Santa Monica Place also offers complimentary wheelchair loans upon request. To arrange, please call security at 310-260-8399 . Cayton Children’s Museum Staff Cayton Children’s Museum staff receives ongoing professional development to offer visitors with disabilities and their families enhanced support. Please ask a Cayton staff member for assistance. Nursing Areas Mothers are welcome to nurse children wherever they feel comfortable at the Cayton. However, there are two designated areas in the Lounge that provide more privacy, if preferred. Restrooms And Changing Tables Family restrooms are located near the ballpit or to your left of the security checkpoint. Additional restrooms are located in the back of the museum near the art studio. Changing tables are located in the wheelchair-accessible stalls in each restroom. Health regulations require that all diaper changing be done in restrooms. We Want To Hear From You The Cayton is eager to hear about new ways to serve the children in our community, and we welcome your feedback, suggestions, questions or concerns. Please share your thoughts with us at . FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Check out the FAQ page HERE

  • Cayton Children's Museum | Group Trips | Los Angeles, California

    group trips FAMILY GROUPS YOUTH GROUPS FAQ FAMILY GROUPS Family Groups Ready to bring the whole family to play? The Cayton offers group reservations for family groups of seven or more. To receive the family group rate please be prepared to meet the following guidelines: ​ Contact the Cayton at least two weeks before your arrival to make a reservation Have a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 40 children and adults in your group Have a minimum ratio of 1:2 (adults to children) All admission fees must be paid before the time of arrival Members of your group should arrive and enter the Cayton together Booking Rates Info: 7 or more people, avg 1:2 ratio $15 for adults and children aged 1+ Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance. Memberships, admission discounts, and promotions do not apply to Group Trip rates. Questions Email . Fine Print Upon arrival, check-in at the front desk using your group name to be admitted. Please note all scheduled visits have a specific arrival time. Visitors may not be allowed entry before specified arrival time. There is no dedicated museum team member or lunch space available. Family Group rates are available during off-peak hours (no weekends & no holidays) Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. with the last entry at 4 p.m. NO REFUNDS will be offered for groups that cancel within one week of the scheduled visit. REQUEST GROUP VISIT YOUTH GROUPS Youth Groups Ready To Play Your Way To A Better World? Booking Rates Info: The Cayton offers two-hour museum reservations for youth groups of ten or more, including day camps and organized groups where custodial care is provided by your organization. This is the perfect, fun and educational destination for your youth group during school recesses. To make a reservation for your youth group please be prepared to meet the following guidelines: ​ Contact the Cayton at least four weeks in advance to make a reservation Have a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 children and adults in your group Have a minimum ratio of 1:5 (adults to children) All admission fees must be paid before the time of arrival Members of your group must arrive and enter the Cayton together Minimum 10 children, maximum 40 children, average ratio of 1:5 (adults to children) $15 for adults and children aged 1+ Reservations must be made a minimum of four weeks in advance. Memberships, admission discounts, and promotions do not apply to Group Visit rates. Includes: Two-hour admission ticket 45 minute private Art Studio Session Questions Email . Fine Print Upon arrival, check-in at the front desk under your group name to be admitted. Please note all scheduled visits have a specific arrival and departure time. Visitors may not be allowed entry before specified start time. The end time stated on your ticket applies regardless of entry time. There is no dedicated museum team member or lunch space available. Youth Group reservations are available Wednesday through Friday, beginning at 10 a.m. with the last entry at 3 p.m. Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to your visit for a 50% refund to be issued. REQUEST GROUP VISIT FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Check out the FAQ page HERE

  • Cayton Children's Museum | Community Programs | Los Angeles, California

    COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS CREATIVITY KIT CAYTON ON THE GO SENSORY SENSITIVITY TABLING COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Community Programs The Cayton Children’s Museum believes that all families in LA County should have access to play. We offer a unique variety of creative and interactive programs beyond our walls and throughout our community. Partnering with local organizations, schools, and community events the Cayton provides opportunities for children and their families to participate in active, artistic, and purposeful play. CAYTON CREATIVITY KIT Cayton Creativity Kit Program This “quarantine-era” born program is designed to make Cayton’s signature brand of process-based art making, DIY, for families at home or in the classroom. Kits are assembled quarterly by volunteer crews of Cayton Children’s Museum member families and supplied to partner organizations that support children and their families through client drop-in or otherwise transient programs. These DIY kits are then distributed at community resource events, homeless shelters, to clinical behavioral therapists, public school art festivals, community arts & literacy events. CAYTON ON THE GO Cayton-On-The-Go Cayton-on-the-Go is a mobile museum program for children ages 2-8 that incorporates interactive storytelling, singing & movement games, and process- based visual artmaking. Kids can participate individually or in cooperation with their parent/caregiver. Cayton-on-the-Go creativity workshops are facilitated on-site in the local community served by our partner organizations (or virtually via online platform). These organizations are engaged as strategic partners because of their focus on child development and education for young children and their families. Every Cayton-on-the-Go creativity workshop is designed to support the participant’s cognitive, behavioral, and socio-emotional development through creative play and art exploration. Sensory Sensitvity Cayton “Sensory Sensitivity Events” Starting on September 18 the Cayton will begin hosting quarterly “Sensory Sensitivity Events.” These events are designed for community organizations that support families of children with diverse abilities and special needs. The Cayton invites these organizations to the museum for custom events that cater to sensory sensitivity and other special needs that can make the museum a more personable experience for all. CLICK TO LEARN MORE TABLING Tabling The Cayton loves engaging and interacting with families in our community at local events and activities. We bring our creative activities to tables at a variety of events including: Locals Night on the Santa Monia Pier, WIN’s Back to Preschool Event, Santa Monica Arts and Literacy Festival, and the Venice Art Walk. SUPPORTES Supporters Thank you to the Cayton Children’s Museum Community Programs supporters: Cayton community programs is made possible by The Institute of Museum and Library Services Cayton community programs are supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Check out the FAQ page HERE

  • Cayton Children's Museum | Admissions | Los Angeles, California

    ADMISSION ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP GENERAL ADMISSION FAQ ANNUAL MEMBERS Annual Membership Being a member at the Cayton means you get to play at the museum as many times as you like without paying admission. Membership at the Cayton starts at $240 for an adult and child. Click here to learn more and find the best membership option for your family today! GENERAL ADMISSION General Admission General Admission to the Cayton is $15 per child and adult. Admission is free for children under age 1. Reservations are encouraged to guarantee entry but not required. Please select a time from the calendar below to make a reservation. FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Check out the FAQ page HERE

  • Cayton Children's Museum | Admission | Los Angeles, California

    play4all pass ABOUT ELIGIBILTY FAQ ABOUT PLAY4ALL For those families experiencing financial hardship, the Cayton will offer a year-long PLAY4ALL pass. Households receiving Medi-Cal/Medicaid, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), CalWorks (TANF), or CalFresh (Food Stamps) are eligible. For visitors who qualify, passes can be activated by presenting proof of eligibility at the museum check-in desk upon first visit. ELIGIBILITY Eligibility In order to qualify for the PLAY4ALL pass, someone in the household must be enrolled in one or more of the following assistance programs: Medi-Cal / Medicaid Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) CalWORKs (TANF) CalFresh (Food Stamps) If your family qualifies and you would like to apply for the PLAY4ALL pass, please take the following steps: Step 1 On your first visit to museum, you must bring proof of eligibility (paperwork, card, etc.). Step 2 Tell our guest services associate that you would like to apply for the PLAY4ALL pass. Step 3 Present your proof of eligibility. Once you have qualified and are signed up, you will not be required to show proof for one year. Step 4 Each time you visit the museum, give our guest services associate your name and our system will show that you have a PLAY4ALL pass. Step 5 When your PLAY4ALL pass expires in 12 months, you will need to reapply and start the process over again. FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Check out the FAQ page HERE

  • Cayton Children's Museum | Support Us | Los Angeles, California

    Make a Donation Make a donation Every $25 = can underwrite a visit for an adult and child $25 $50 $100 $250 $500 $1,000 $ other ONE-TIME DONATON RECURRING DONATION BY MAIL OR PHONE WIRE TRANSFER/ACH MAJOR GIFTS PHILANTHROPIC MEMBERSHIP GIFTS OF STOCK IN HONOR/CELEBRATION OF LEGACY & PLANNED GIFTS DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS MATCHING GIFTS CORPORATE GIVING Big or Small, Support Play For All There are many children living in our own community that don’t have access to safe or meaningful places to play. But play shouldn’t be a luxury—it is necessary to building the physical, social and emotional skills that help children grow into strong and healthy adults. Make a donation today to help make the Cayton a place where all children and families can learn, discover, connect and grow. There are many different ways that you can support equity in play! Scroll down to learn more about the many ways you can give or click on your preferred method above. Ways to Give Make a Donation make a donation Every $25 = can underwrite a visit for an adult and child MAKE a one-time or recurring donation today to support the museum's public programs and access initiatives. Your contribution is 100% tax-deductible and can help underwrite the price of admission for a family in a low-income household. $25 $250 $50 $500 1 $100 $1,000 $ other ONE-TIME DONATON Become a Monthly Donor Become a monthly donor 2 Become a monthly or annual donor to create a continuous and reliable source of funding for the Cayton year-round. Your gift will be charged automatically based on the frequency you choose. And there are no strings attached—your gift can be modified or canceled at any time. SIGN-UP NOW RECURRING DONATION Anchor 1 Pledge by Mail or Phone If you would like to make a major gift or feel more comfortable making a contribution offline, you can reach us by mail or phone. Pledge by mail By Mail Print out and complete this form. Then mail your donation along with your completed form to: Cayton Children’s Museum Re: Development Office 395 Santa Monica Place, #374 Santa Monica, CA 90401 3 Pledge by phone By Phone To make a donation by phone or to discuss giving opportunities, please contact the Cayton Development Department, at or 424.416.8342 . For questions or to learn more, please contact: Cayton Development Department Phone: 424.416.8342 / Email: BY MAIL OR PHONE Donate via Wire Transfer/ACH Donate via wire transfer/ach Making a donation via wire transfer/ACH is the quickest way to get funds to us—and one of the easiest ways for you to process a donation. To process a donation via wire, click here for our banking information . ​ Important : If you are wiring from Fidelity, please notify us that your donation is being wired and the name on the wire. Fidelity does not disclose any donor information so we will not know who the wire came from. 4 Because we receive limited information when funds are wired to our account, help us ensure that you are credited as the donor so your gift is properly received and acknowledged. To notify us that you plan to make a donation via wire transfer, please email the following information to the Cayton Development Department , at , or call 424.416.8342 : — Name of donor and mailing address — Name of fund administrator/initiator — Donation amount For questions or to learn more, please contact: Cayton Development Department Phone: 424.416.8342 / Email: WIRE TRANSFER/ACH Make a Major Gift Make a major gift We exist today because of the generous support of our individual donors and philanthropists. 5 When you make a major gift to the Cayton of $2,500 or more, you are helping to remove barriers that limit some children from experiencing the transformational power of play. You are creating opportunities for children of all backgrounds to learn and grow from and with one another. You are investing in the culture, health and well-being of our Los Angeles community. And you are advocating for equity and inclusiveness in play when it is needed most. Our development team can work with you to find a need within the organization that best speaks to you and your family, while exploring the most meaningful ways that we can acknowledge your support in the museum. To learn more about major gift opportunities, please contact: Carly Harrill, Chief Advancement Officer Phone: 424.416.8327 / Email: Below are a number of ways you can make a major gift: 1 Support our General Operations When you make a gift to support our general operations, you give our leadership team the flexibility to use funds at our discretion, giving us greater capacity to respond to the ever-changing needs of our institution. Unrestricted gifts are critical to the stability and longevity of the organization by supporting not just one part of the organization—but all areas of the organization. 2 Sponsor a Program From public arts programming to early childhood initiatives to Cayton On-the-Go community programs, there are many programs at the Cayton in need of funding support. We can work with you to find a program that speaks to your interests or your family’s values for a lasting impact. Gifts can be made to go toward funding of a program or can underwrite all of a program’s costs for a year or multiple years. 3 Exhibit Underwriting & Naming Opportunities Leave a lasting legacy for your children, their children and our community by naming an exhibit or community space at the museum. Exhibit and space underwriting opportunities start at $100,000 and go up to $1M for Museum Exhibit Wing underwriting. All pledges can be made outright or over multiple years. As a major museum funder, you will be recognized for the lifetime of the museum on exhibit or wing signage as well as on a “blade of grass” in our Generosity Garden, which acknowledges our most significant donors. Funding Options We offer a number of ways you can structure your gift. When possible, we encourage donors to make their contribution outright to support our immediate needs, however we also provide the option of spreading out payment over multiple years to make larger commitments of $10,000 and above more feasible. Donors can also split up a pledge across multiple payment options, such as pairing a cash gift with a gift of stock to meet your desired donation amount. Donors can also choose to make a major pledge today that will be rendered at a later date that is mutually agreed-upon. Our development team will work with you to structure an option that meets your giving capacity while meeting the organization’s needs. Donor Acknowledgment At the Cayton, we acknowledge our major funders in creative, playful and significant ways. Annual donor acknowledgment opportunities start at gifts of $1,000 or more while larger gifts of $25,000 and above are recognized on signature art installations for the lifetime of the museum. Underwriters of exhibit and community spaces are acknowledged on exhibits and vibrant exhibit wing signage at each of the five core museum wings, in addition to the above opportunities. In 2021, we are introducing the Play for All Wall, a new art installation that will recognize all donors who make gifts of $2,500 and above in support of our Free Admission & Equity Initiative. Supporters will be acknowledged on a wooden tile that will increase in size based on the size of the gift. To learn more about major gift opportunities, please contact: Carly Harrill, Chief Advancement Officer Phone: 424.416.8327 / Email: MAJOR GIFTS Become a Super Duper Member Become a super duper member Join our Super Duper Membership Circle to support the Cayton’s efforts and get the benefits of being an annual member like expedited entry, access to members-only hours and events and the ability to come whenever you want (when our doors are open, silly). 6 We count on the philanthropy of our Super Duper members to continue providing free admission to the LA community and bring play into neighborhoods through nonprofit community partnerships—so your membership makes a BIG difference. CLICK HERE PHILANTHROPIC MEMBERSHIP Make The Gift Of Stock Make the gift of stock Make a gift of stock, securities or mutual fund shares is an impactful way to advocate for equity in play. Making this gift is simple and comes with a number of benefits, including: Makes It Easier To Pledge A Major Gift Reaching a major gift goal can be made easier by pairing a cash gift with a gift of stock. For instance, if you want to make a $25,000 gift but can only pay $10,000 in cash, you can pair your cash gift with a $15,000 gift in stock, or any combination. Helps Stretch Your Gift Making a gift of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds doesn’t only benefit the Cayton—it also helps you. For one, you will receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and at the same time you may avoid capital gains taxes on appreciated stock. 7 How To Make Your Gift Step One: Donate Stock Please provide your broker with the following information: — Name of Account: Sharewell — Financial Institution: Pershing LLC — DTC Number: 0443 — For The Benefit Of: Cayton Children’s Museum — Account: A9G065576 — Tax ID: 20-1470992 Step Two: Notify Us We do not receive any information about the donor when stock or mutual funds are transferred to our account. Help us credit you as the donor so we can ensure all gifts are properly received and acknowledged. Please email the Cayton Development Department, at or 424.416.8342 either before or after donating securities and provide the following information about the gift: — Name of the stock — Number of shares — Your name and address As always, we recommend that you consult a tax professional with any specific questions. For questions or to learn more, please contact: Cayton Development Department Phone: 424.416.8342 / Email: GIFTS OF STOCK Make a DediCayton Make a dedicayton 8 Donate in honor of someone by making a “DediCayton.” Your DediCayton will bring inspiration and joy to thousands of children and families while celebrating the memory or individuality of someone that is extra special to you. MAKE A DEDICAYTON IN HONOR/CELEBRATION OF Leave Your Legacy Leave your legacy You can support the Cayton and leave a lasting impact for your children, grandchildren and generations to come by making a legacy gift. Legacy, or planned gifts, can make a huge difference in our long-term health and financial stability while giving you significant tax and monetary benefits. 9 There are a number of ways you can include the Cayton in your long-term planning. The simplest way is to include us as a bequest in your estate plans or will. You can also choose to designate us as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, bank account, stock and securities or property. Some donors also choose to establish a charitable trust, which can allow them to make recurring contributions to the Cayton during their lifetime and beyond. To discuss making a legacy gift to the Cayton, please contact: Carly Harrill, Chief Advancement Officer Phone: 424.416.8342 / Email: Note: Please consult your tax, legal, or financial advisors concerning the specific details of making a legacy gift to the Cayton and to help you determine which approach is best for you. LEGACY & PLANNED GIFTS Donate Through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Donate Through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) Making a contribution through a donor advised fund, or DAF, gives you the flexibility to tailor your philanthropic giving, recommending how much and how often money is granted to the Cayton Children’s Museum. 10 It’s a great way to put your charitable dollars to work, whether you want to make a one-time unrestricted grant or a recurring grant to a campaign or program. You can also designate the Cayton as a beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. How to make a gift through your DAF 1 STEP 1: Request a grant distribution through your DAF fund administrator. Make sure to include our EIN #: 20-1470992 2 STEP 2: Indicate whether your gift is unrestricted or designated to a specific program or effort that aligns with your interests (Please note that the Cayton prefers unrestricted gifts so the organization can choose where the dollars are needed most.) 3 STEP 3: Ask your fund administrator to mail your donation or pay by ACH with documentation that includes the donor’s identity and intent for how funds should be used or allocated. By Mail: Cayton Children’s Museum 395 Santa Monica Place, #374 Santa Monica, CA 90401 By ACH: Wire transfer instructions can be downloaded here . For questions or to learn more, please contact: Cayton Development Department Phone: 424.416.8342 / Email: DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS Company Matching Gift Company Matching Gift Ask your company to match your gift and your contribution to the Cayton Children’s Museum can be doubled or tripled in value, thereby maximizing your impact! Talk to your employer or HR department to see if they have a matching gift program. If they do, request a matching gift form from your employer and follow the directions to initiate the match. Next, email or mail your form to the Cayton and we will notify you when your gift has been matched. 11 By Email: Send your form to with the subject line “Matching Gift – YOUR NAME.” Someone from our team will confirm upon receipt. By Mail: Mail your form to: Cayton Children’s Museum Re: Matching Gift 395 Santa Monica Place, #374 Santa Monica, CA 90401 For questions or to learn more, please contact: Cayton Development Department Phone: 424.416.8342 / Email: MATCHING GIFTS Become a Corporate Supporter Become a Corporate Supporter The Cayton Children’s Museum is committed to activating the power of play as a force for good—and, together, with our corporate partners, we can achieve that. Partnering with the Cayton can give your company a creative and meaningful way to promote your social responsibility efforts while helping increase access to play for thousands of children and families across Los Angeles County. We offer fun and engaging corporate partnership opportunities that demonstrate your company’s values and commitment to equity in play with the flexibility to develop customized partnerships that help meet your brand goals. Here are a few ways you can partner with the Cayton: Corporate Membership If your company is based or has offices in Los Angeles County, corporate membership is a great way for you to provide a rewarding benefit for your employees while reminding your team that work should be fun. Corporate memberships provide all of our membership benefits for your employees and their immediate families at an annual fee that is based on the size of your staff. In addition, your company will be recognized on annual donor signage and in museum publications and promotional materials for your generous support. Helps Stretch Your Gift Support the Cayton through a company grant and be our partner in increasing access to play. Our Corporate Giving program gives your company or brand a meaningful way to reach your corporate philanthropy objectives while positioning you as a positive force in the community and building brand loyalty. 12 There are a number of ways that your company can give to the Cayton. You can make a corporate gift to the Cayton to support our overall nonprofit mission or direct it to a program that strongly aligns with your core brand values. We will work with you to customize a corporate acknowledgment plan that best fits your annual objectives. If you have a corporate foundation or grant-giving program, the Cayton can put your philanthropic dollars to work to create a brighter future for the children of Los Angeles. A myriad of public programs designed to promote multiculturalism and early childhood development, as well as community outreach programs that bring the Cayton into underserved neighborhoods, make an investment in the Cayton—an investment in the community. We welcome the opportunity to apply for funding through your corporate foundation to achieve our shared goals. ​ Cause Marketing We believe in authentic partnerships with purpose-driven brands that are committed to creating a better world built on equity, inclusivity, acceptance and belonging. If your company or brand aligns with these principles, consider a cause marketing partnership with the Cayton. Whether your company is interested in a donation with purchase, consumer pledge drive or employee engagement opportunities, partnering with the Cayton on a cause marketing initiative can drive sales while demonstrating your corporate values to your consumers in ways that are meaningful and engaging. For questions or to learn more, please contact: Eliza Sanchez, Institutional Giving Manager Phone: 424.416.2462 / Email: CORPORATE GIVING Guidestar Gold Transparency 2021 Our organization earned a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can view our financial details and learn about the people at our organization. Check out our updated #NonprofitProfile on Candid:

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