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Los Angeles' Cultural Summer Safari

The Safari Is Over—It's Time to Claim Your Prize!
The Summer Safari ended on September 2. Did you get all four stamps? If so, it's time to get your fun prize! Simply send your Family Passport to us at:

The Getty Center
Attn: Communications
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

You'll get your prize in about 4 to 6 weeks!

This summer, embark on a safari—a cultural one, that is. The Getty Center, the Los Angeles Zoo, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Skirball Cultural Center invite you to come along on the adventure as we celebrate exhibitions and events related to animals and insects.

Visit each of the participating institutions between May 29 and September 2, 2007, pick up a free Family Passport, and collect a stamp on page 3. Complete your safari by obtaining all four stamps, and you'll receive a special prize.

Why wait? Download and print your own passport, with a map, pictures, visitor information, and directions, right now!

PDF Family Passport (8 pages, 1.8 MB)

Plan your visit to all four exciting destinations:

The Getty Center

The Skirball Cultural Center

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The Los Angeles Zoo

Summer Safari

The Getty Center
Amazingly Life-Like Animals

Enjoy the rare opportunity to see works by the 18th century's greatest animal painter, Jean-Baptiste Oudry. The exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie includes life-size paintings of a lion, an antelope, a leopard, several exotic fowl, and a famous touring rhinoceros named Clara.

Recently restored by conservators at the Getty Museum and on display for the first time in 150 years, Clara's portrait captures the spirit and majesty of the gentle giant that dazzled audiences 250 years ago on an extensive European tour.

Celebrate with fun, free activities for the entire family, including storytelling, Family Festivals, and our annual Garden Concerts for Kids. Stamp your Family Passport at the Museum Information Desk. Learn more about the events related to this exhibition.

Demoiselle Crane, Toucan, and Tufted Crane / Oudry

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The Skirball Cultural Center
A Fantasy World Come to Life

Opening June 26, 2007, Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center is an 8,000-square-foot, hands-on, indoor and outdoor attraction offering a multi-sensory, interactive experience for children and families. You can board a gigantic wooden ark filled with fanciful, handcrafted animals for a journey progressing through storms (challenges), arks (shelter and community), and rainbows (hope).

Role-play, build, climb, explore, make sounds, operate gadgets, play games, and more. The new space is complemented by a range of activities, performances, and special events. Stamp your Family Passport at the Skirball Admissions Desk.

Noah's Ark at the Skirball

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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Bugs, Dinosaurs, and Butterflies

Explore three floors of permanent exhibition halls, featuring dioramas, dinosaurs and fossils, Pre-Columbian culture, "walk-through" habitats, and more at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Interact with exotic animals and insects at the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center and the Ralph M. Parsons Bug Spot.

Don't miss the Butterfly Pavilion, open through September 3, which features 30 different species of free-flying butterflies in a beautifully landscaped outdoor space (separate fee applies).

Get your Family Passport stamped at any Museum entrance or at the Information Booth in the foyer. Be sure to visit the gift shop to claim a free passport prize!

Butterfly Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

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The Los Angeles Zoo
Spider City

Get face-to-fangs with venomous spiders and creepy crawlers from around the world at the new Spider City exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo. Weave your way through chilling displays of over 25 species of spiders and meet a quarter-pounder (spider, that is) along with the Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula boasting a legspan of up to 11 inches. Learn what makes a spider a spider and why these misunderstood creatures are so important to our ecosystems.

The Los Angeles Zoo features over 1,200 animals amid lush botanical gardens. Enjoy the popular koalas, tigers, giraffes, and hippos; plus visit habitats for orangutans, chimpanzees, and the largest lizards in the world. Stamp your Family Passport at the Gift Shop.

Spider City at the Los Angeles Zoo