The Getty Villa is ADA accessible to all visitors.
Service animals are welcome at the Getty Villa.
Seating and resting areas are available throughout the site—in the Entry Pavilion, Museum hallways, some galleries, the Outer Peristyle, the Inner Peristyle, the Herb Garden, as well as the Outdoor Classical Theater (the 400-seat ampitheater facing the Museum entrance).
For further information, call (310) 440-7300 or (310) 440-7305 TTY, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Blind or Visually Impaired
A GettyGuide® multimedia player is available free of charge in the Atrium on the first floor of the Museum. The device features audio commentary from curators and conservators on over 150 works of art.
Lighting in exhibition galleries containing photographs or drawings may be dimmed to protect the art.
Visitors who require assistive animals, such as a guide dog for the blind, are welcome to bring them to the Getty Villa.
Visitors are invited to touch a 20th-century replica of Venus, sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1820. Carved of marble, the statue features a variety of textures and forms.
Find the touch statue at the end of the Outer Peristyle. Explanatory labels are provided in braille. Download a map of the Getty Villa site (PDF, 2pp., 1.6MB).
Offered on select days and facilitated by a Museum educator, Handling Sessions invite you to touch replica objects along with the materials and tools that ancient artists used to create the works of art on display in the galleries. Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa.
For the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Free assisted listening devices (ALDs) are available for all tours as well as for the Orientation Theater. ALDs are also available for all programs in the Auditorium; please inquire with Visitor Services staff. The ear piece is compatible with external hearing aids.
Captioning in English is provided in the introductory film, which is shown on a regular basis in the Orientation Theater by the Atrium (just inside the Museum entrance, to the right).
Sign language interpretation is available on request. Requests must be made 10 days in advance by calling Visitor Services at (310) 440-7300, or (310) 440-7305 TTY for the deaf or hearing-impaired. You may also e-mail us at email@example.com.
All payphone banks include an accessible telephone and amplified volume. A TTY public telephone is available at the tour bus drop-off area. Visitor Services or security staff can direct you.
For Visitors with Mobility Impairments
Accessible parking spaces are located in both Central and South garages and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Security staff can direct you to the closest parking available.
Standard wheelchairs are available for free in the Entry Pavilion.
Front and rear row wheelchair seating is available at events in the Auditorium and the Outdoor Classical Theater for visitors using wheelchairs and for their companions. Please arrive early to reach this area before programs begin. Visitor Services staff are available to assist you.
Accessible facilities are available in all public restrooms at the Getty Villa. Family restrooms, located adjacent to the Museum Store and at the tour bus drop-off area, include private facilities in which you can assist a companion.
Pay Once, Park Twice
Get same-day parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa for one $15 fee.