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Santa monica place neighborhood guide

The Cayton Children’s Museum is located at Santa Monica Place, an entertainment and lifestyle destination steps away from the beach and the iconic Santa Monica Pier in downtown Santa Monica. See below for helpful info for our family visitors and museum goers.


Restaurants Offering Kid’s Menus—

The Curious Palate

The Dudes’ Brewing Co.

Sonoma Wine Garden

True Food Kitchen

The Cheesecake Factory

Quick Dining Options | Level 3, Food Court—

Charlie Kabob

Great Khan’s Mongolian Grill

Johnny Rockets

Pinches Tacos

Sarku Japan


Sensible Sensational Healthy Food

Z Pastabar

Sweet Treats—

Enjoy a scoop of delicious gelato at Ugo Café in Center Plaza or a cup of fro-yo at Forty Carrots (located inside Bloomingdale’s).

SaMo’s Under-The Sea Play Space | Level 3, Food Court—

Stop in for a quick bite at the Food Court, and let the kiddos play inside SaMos’ famous clubhouse! A fun, interactive nautical adventure inside a giant whale.


Movie Time | ArcLight Cinemas—

Visit for a listing of current movies, including family-friendly entertainment. The theater is located on level 3 in the east wing of Santa Monica Place.

Learn to Cook | The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories—

The Gourmandise School offers fun kid’s cooking and baking classes for kids (6-12), and teens (12-17). Classes are typically once a month on Saturday mornings, summer break and various holidays when school is out. Kid & teen cooking camps run during the summer and during school breaks. Visit The Gourmandise School, located right across from the Cayton Children’s Museum.

Retailers with Children’s Items and Gifts—



Monica + Andy