Family Programs

Celebrate and discover the art and exhibitions at the Getty Museum in events designed to inspire the whole family. Events are offered year-round and are always free!

Springtime Fun at Getty

Featured Event

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Artist at Work: Live Ceramic Demonstration

April 13 and 27
May 11 and 18
June 1 and 15
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Getty Villa

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Join ceramicist London James in this free, drop-in program for all ages, where she will be using molds to create contemporary clay pieces demonstrating modern techniques in the field.

This is event is held through the day between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Also at Getty Villa

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Saturdays April 13 and 27, May 11 and 18,
and June 1 and 15
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Create and decorate your own clay vessel using ancient techniques in this free, drop-in workshop for all ages.
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Getty @ Home

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Spark creativity, joy, and imagination with these hands-on projects inspired by Getty art. Ideal for children ages six to twelve.

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Event Series


Family Festivals

Family festivals offer a day of celebration and discovery inspired by exhibitions at the Getty Center and Villa. Each unique festival features performances by local dance and music groups, storytelling, art-making workshops, and gallery activities.

Festivals are held on weekends in the summer.

Garden Concerts for Kids

Garden Concerts for Kids is a free outdoor music series for kids and their families in the Getty Center's Central Garden featuring some of the best children's musical artists from across the nation.

Please feel free to bring a picnic blanket, but lawn chairs are not allowed.

Concerts occur on weekends in August.

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Workshops and Demonstrations

Enjoy presentations of historical art-making techniques related to the Museum's collection and exhibitions. Meet artists, ask questions, and get close to the action during these free, drop-in programs for visitors of any age.

These programs are held throughout the year on weekends.

Planning a Visit

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Heading to Getty with your family? From Art Detective Cards to Audio Tours, or simply enjoying the gardens, there are plenty of things to see and do on-site during your visit!

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