Cayton Children’s Museum Opens Next Month
The Cayton Children’s Museum, formerly known as the Zimmer Children’s Museum, will officially open its new doors June 29 in Downtown Santa Monica. Cayton is run by ShareWell, an L.A.-based nonprofit focused on arts and youth development programming, and is made possible with a gift from philanthropists Andrea and Barry Cayton.
It will be located on the third floor of the open-air Santa Monica Place. The 21,000-square-foot facility is nearly double the size of the museum’s previous location, offering hands-on exhibits and a robust calendar of arts and cultural educational opportunities for children and families.
The new museum, designed by OfficeUntitled, has been designed as a series of unexpected experiences meant to empower visitors of all ages to author their own adventures and play. The new space is filled with discovery-based play and immersive elements, including a full-size helicopter, fire truck and veterinary clinic.
To learn more, visit caytonmuseum.org.