Group Reservations

The Getty Center is a great place to visit as a group. Groups of more than 15 people must make a group reservation—we can help you arrange a tour and suggest group dining options. Reservations are required for vehicles that seat more than 15 people.

If you would like a free, guided tour, please make reservations at least two weeks in advance. Tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Make a group reservation and reserve oversized-vehicle parking by filling out the form below, or by phone at (310) 440-7300.

Getty Center Group Reservation Form
Reservations for Schools

We have separate programs just for you.

Tours

Discover the unique architecture and gardens of the Getty Center in a 45-minute tour. Available for groups of 15 to 30 at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.

Self-Guide Activities

Download these activity worksheets for some fun activities to do with young visitors.

  • How Do I Look? (PDF, 4pp, 2.68MB)
    This guide explores portraits of people who lived in Europe long ago. A portrait is a work of art that shows a real person.
  • Go Getty Go! (PDF, 4pp, 1.53MB)
    This guide explores all the different modes of transportation you can find in works of art at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
  • Good Eats (PDF, 4pp, 1.48MB)
    This guide explores the delicious food featured in works of art from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection.

Parking and Drop-offs

While admission is free, there is a fee for parking. Please pay in advance by check or credit card.

Cars$15
Mini-coach (up to 30 seats)$80
Motorcoach (30+ seats)$185

Registered nonprofit organizations are exempt from parking fees for oversize vehicles (not for cars). Please provide a valid Federal Tax ID number when making the reservation.

Passenger drop-offs are permitted with reservations. For safety, please do not load or unload on Sepulveda Boulevard.

Group Dining Options

The Getty Center has two cafes that offer affordable and healthy options for groups. A formal restaurant provides stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains. Coffee carts also provide prepared sandwiches, drinks, and sweets. Learn more about food options at the Getty Center.

Purchase prepaid cafe vouchers to pay the dining costs for your whole group in advance. Call the Getty Center catering office at (310) 440-6213.

Groups may arrange for picnic box lunches, self-contained in transportable, disposable boxes. Pick up box lunches near the cafe. Call (310) 440-6213 or fill out an online form.

Order Picnic Box Lunches

There are many picnic locations at the Getty Center for groups to sit and eat together. Tables and chairs are available on the Garden Terrace, and the lawn in the Central Garden is a great place for a picnic.

For an elegant, private catered lunch, the Private Dining Room can seat up to 54 people. The room is located above the Restaurant, and has stunning views of the city and mountains. For reservations call (310) 440-6213.

Cancellations

Please cancel group tours at least 48 hours in advance of your reservation, since this affects our staffing schedule. Call Visitor Services at (310) 440-7300, Monday through Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.