Beginning September 7, 2022, we are thrilled to welcome all students and teachers back to the Museum for in-person field trips! We will also continue offering our free, interactive, close-looking experiences through Getty Virtual Art Explorations.

Whether on site at the Getty Center or the Getty Villa museums, or online with Virtual Art Explorations, your students will engage in deep investigations and close looking, drawing exercises, movement activities, and more. During a Getty field trip, students explore a selection of artworks from the Getty collection using our inquiry-based learning approach that centers students' experiences and helps to foster a deep appreciation for the arts and culture.

To reserve your Virtual Art Exploration, please review the information below for Virtual Field Trips.

To reserve a field trip for the Getty Center or Getty Villa, please review the information below for On-Site Field Trips.



  • Getty Center
    Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2022 sessions are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.
  • Getty Villa
    Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2022 sessions are available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.

  • Getty Virtual Art Explorations
    Beginning Monday, September 12, 2022 online sessions are available Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
    January - June 2023, available times are 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.
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!)
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