In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), school visits at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa are temporarily suspended until further notice. We are excited to offer free, interactive, close-looking experiences through our Getty Virtual Art Explorations program facilitated by Getty Art Educators via Zoom. Request your virtual visit here.

Please note, due to the volume of sessions offered per day, we are not currently able to guarantee that lessons will be customized to individual curriculum needs.

The Getty Center


The Getty Villa


  • The collection: Western European Art
    The building: Contemporary architecture with gardens and panoramic views of Los Angeles
    Location: in Brentwood
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  • The collection: Art of ancient Greece and Rome
    The building: Fashioned after an ancient Roman villa
    Location: in Malibu
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You guys are amazing! My school in East L.A. has zero funds for field trips. You provided a field trip that not only educated, but inspired our students (and teachers too!)

We Welcome You and Your Students to the Getty

We hope to partner with you and your class to explore art and artistic expression. Join us for free tours and interactive learning to expand your students' creative engagement with a wide range of works. Expert educators will engage you and your students through our galleries, igniting interest, sparking curiosity, and discovery.

Each year the Getty welcomes more than 160,000 K-12 students to the Getty Center and Villa to experience tours, programs, and creative spaces. A trip to the Getty is a multi-media experience; therefore, learning is enhanced through sensory and tactile inputs. Conversations about art can also spark an appreciation of culture and increase students' ability to think critically about the arts.

Art Education for Everyone

Every student deserves creative exploration of art, and we hope to provide an experience that enriches students' connection to it. At a time when art education is removed from so many schools and districts, especially in underserved communities, we hope to work with you to fill the gap. We can give you an arts education experience that can have a remarkable impact on students' academic, emotional, and social outcomes. Studies suggest that students who participate in a field trip to an art museum show increased empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills. A strong arts education will inspire our next generation of activist, explorers, designers, and scholars. The Getty is proud to be a resource for Los Angeles communities.
School group on a tour at the Getty Center