Free Family Fun
SUMMER 2016 FAMILY EVENTS

Spending free time with your family this summer should be just that — free! Visit the Getty and enjoy family-friendly activities sure to inspire your child's inner artist. All family activities are FREE unless otherwise noted.
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Events

At the Getty Center

Family Art Lab
Family Art Lab
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July 14–July 16, August 4–August 6,
Friday and Saturday, August 12 and 13 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Join artist David C. Bryant and explore the art of camouflage through color, pattern, and shape using paintings from the Getty's collection as inspiration. In this free, drop-in workshop, participants will use collage to craft their own creatures, and then design a habitat in which their creatures may blend in or stand out.
Art Stops
Family Art Stops
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, July 1–August 30 | 11:30 a.m.
Get up close and personal with a single work of art at this half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared toward families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Information Desk. Capacity limited.  
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Garden Concerts for Kids
Garden Concerts for Kids
Saturdays and Sundays, August 6 & 7, 13 & 14, and 20 & 21 | 4:00–5:30 p.m.
Garden Concerts for Kids returns for three weekends of rockin' tunes for fidgety feet in the Getty Center's Central Garden. Enjoy the kid-friendly, sing-along tunes of José-Luis Orozco, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips, and Renee & Friends in the great outdoors. 
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Family Room
Family Room
Daily except Mondays
A place for families with children of all ages to discover a world of wonders, delights, and hands-on activities. Come learn about art together—make a mask, create a sculpture, hunt for art treasures, and more. 
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Art Detective Cards
Art Detective Cards
Daily except Mondays
Find the art and solve the mystery with these cards designed for your family to use while exploring the galleries, garden, and architecture. Cards are available outside the Family Room and at the Family Cart, in English and Spanish.
Also available for Families

GettyGuide Family Tour
GettyGuide™ Family Tours
Daily except Mondays
Enjoy two tours—Highlights of the Collection, featuring stories, music, and sounds inspired by 19 objects, and From the Horse's Mouth, which introduces some of the animals that live in the Getty Center galleries! Rent an iPod touch for free in the Museum Entrance Hall.


At the Getty Villa

ArtQuest!
ArtQuest!
Friday–Monday, July 8–July 11, 2016 and July 29–August 1, 2016 | 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Join local artist Becca Lofchie for a day of creating patterns and imagery with just a few basic shapes. Inspired by the exhibition Roman Mosaics across the Empire and the tilework throughout the Getty Villa's architecture, participants will help wrap the Villa's Outer Peristyle Garden with their own ephemeral mosaic creations.
Art Odyssey for Families
Art Odyssey for Families
Saturdays, July 2, 16, 30 and August 13, 27, 2016 | 11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Travel back to the age of mythical monsters and heroes in this 45-minute program that combines gallery time with hands-on activities involving teamwork. Explore works of art while learning stories of ancient superheroes and the monsters they conquered. Geared toward families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Tour Meeting Place. Space is limited.
Family Drawing Hour
Family Drawing Hour: Monsters and Superheroes
Saturdays, July 9, 23 and August 6, 20, 2016 | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Use your imagination to create characters inspired by gods, heroes, and monsters of Greek mythology, or sketch from ancient images of these characters in statues and pottery. This one-hour program includes a family-friendly gallery tour and hands-on drawing activity, and is geared toward families with children ages 7 and up. Supplies are provided, and all skill levels are welcome. Sign-up begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Tour Meeting Place. Space is limited.
Family Forum
Family Forum
Daily except Tuesdays
Ancient art comes alive in this hands-on space for families. Find out what it was like to be an ancient artist or even a work of art through activities that encourage shared learning and discovery. Activities are accessible for children of all ages. While visiting the Family Forum, pick up Be a Getty Villa Voyager, which offers a wealth of gallery games and creative drawing exercises in both English and Spanish. 
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Also available for Families

GettyGuide Family Tour
GettyGuide™ Family Tour
Daily except Tuesdays
Discover the heroes, mythological creatures, athletes, and daily lives of the ancient Greek and Roman world with an audio tour designed just for families. Rent an iPod for free at the Pick-Up Desk on Floor 1 of the Museum.
Visit Information

The Getty Center

Getty Center

See our Visitor Guide for information on planning your visit.

Location
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California, 90049
(310) 440-7300

See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.

Admission
Always FREE! No tickets or reservations are required for general admission.

Hours
The Getty Center site and galleries are open:

 Tuesday–Thursday10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
 Friday & Saturday10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
 Sunday10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Parking
Parking is $15, $10 after 3:00 p.m.

Food and Snacks
The Cafe offers kid-friendly food and snacks including pizza, grilled cheese, and peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches. Families are also welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy a picnic at any of the Getty Center's public seating areas.

Strollers
Standard strollers, as well as wheelchairs, are available at the Lower Tram Station (T1) and at the coat check desk in the Museum Entrance Hall. Child-carrying backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.

Family Restroom
A family restroom equipped with a private nursing area is located in the South Pavilion. All Getty Center public restrooms have diaper-changing tables.


The Getty Villa

Getty Villa

See our Visitor Guide for information on planning your visit.

Location
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
(310) 440-7300

See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.

Admission
Always FREE! An advance, timed ticket is required for each adult. Each Villa general admission ticket allows you to bring up to three children ages 15 and under with you in one car. Book your free tickets to the Getty Villa online here or call (310) 440-7300.

Hours
The Getty Villa site and galleries are open:

 Wednesday–Monday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
 Saturday10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Closed Tuesdays

Please note that the Getty Villa will be CLOSED on the following Wednesdays to accommodate preparations for our annual Outdoor Theater Production: August 31 and September 7, 2016

Parking
Parking is $15, $10 after 3:00 p.m.

Food and Snacks
The Cafe offers a "bambino" menu with selections including pasta and meatballs, grilled cheese panini, and parmesan chicken fingers. Families are also welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy a picnic at any of the Getty Villa's public seating areas.

Strollers
Standard strollers, as well as wheelchairs, are available without charge on a first-come, first-served basis in the Entry Pavilion. Child-carrying backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.

Family Restroom
Family restrooms, equipped with diaper-changing facilities, are located adjacent to the Museum Store and at the tour bus drop-off area. All Getty Villa public restrooms have diaper-changing tables.


Public Transportation

The Getty Center

Get to the Getty Center via public transportation!

Metro bus lines 734 and 234 stop at the Getty Center entrance, located at the intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. Metro Rapid Line 734 (PDF Schedule) runs Monday–Friday, and Metro Local 234 (PDF Schedule) runs weekends, holidays, early and late weekday hours. Passengers can connect to the Metro Expo Rail Line at the Expo/Sepulveda Station.

To find the route that's best for you, call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

The Getty Villa

Get to the Getty Villa via public transportation!

The Getty Villa is served by Metro Bus 534 (PDF Schedule), which stops at Coastline Drive and Pacific Coast Highway directly across from the Getty Villa entrance. Passengers can connect from and to the Metro Expo Rail Line at the Downtown Santa Monica Station.

To find the route that's best for you, call 323-GO-METRO (323-466-3876) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Please note that passengers riding the bus to visit the Getty Villa must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus.

 

 

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