Special Rules for the Getty Villa
Ticket Required for Admission
The City of Los Angeles has set strict limits on visits to the Getty Villa. Visitors cannot be admitted without a ticket. One ticket per person is required for entry. Visitors without proper tickets must be denied access. Visitors should arrive no earlier than the time printed on their tickets. Children under 5 years of age do not need tickets.
The Getty Center and the Getty Villa
A ticket to the Getty is a revocable license issued subject to this ticketing policy.
All sales are final and ticket purchases are nonrefundable. Tickets cannot be exchanged. In the event of cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, the Getty may issue a refund.
Tickets may not be sold for more than face value; tickets that are sold for more than face value will not be honored for admission. Resale or attempted resale is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Tickets obtained from sources other than the Getty may have been lost, stolen, or counterfeited, and will not be honored for admission.
The Getty reserves the right, without the refund of any portion of the purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct the Getty deems to be disorderly or abusive or who fails to comply with these or other Getty rules.
Performances, Films, Lectures, and Similar Events
Programs are subject to change without notice. No cellular telephones, pagers, recording devices, still cameras, or video cameras are permitted. Latecomers to events will be seated at the discretion of the Getty.
The Getty may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Use of this ticket is implied consent for the use of the holder's likeness, voice, or video image for marketing purposes.
Any commercial or other unauthorized use of any transmission, picture, film/type, writing, drawing, or other depiction or description of any Getty name, mark, or logo is prohibited without prior specific written approval of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Please call the Communications Department at (310) 440-7300 for more information.
Handheld and video cameras using existing light are welcome in the permanent collection galleries. Please check at the entrance of the changing exhibitions for any restrictions in those galleries. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted.
HOLDER VOLUNTARILY ASSUMES ALL RISKS AND DANGER INCIDENTIAL TO THE EVENT FOR WHICH THE TICKET IS ISSUED, WHETHER OCCURRING PRIOR TO, DURING, OR AFTER THE EVENT. HOLDER VOLUNTARILY AGREES THAT THE GETTY AND ITS AGENTS, OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, AND EMPLOYEES ARE EXPRESSLY RELEASED BY HOLDER FROM ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM SUCH RISKS AND DANGER, INCLUDING ANY LOSS TO VEHICLES OR THEIR CONTENTS.
Important Information About the Getty Villa
General public hours for the Getty Villa are Thursday through Monday from 10am to 5pm. The site is closed to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and major holidays.
No walk-ins are permitted except for those arriving by public transportation. Passengers exiting at PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and Coastline Drive to visit the Getty Villa must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.
Onsite parking is available for all ticket holders. Parking is $15 per car.
Visitors must approach the Getty Villa from the south. Access to the Getty Villa entrance is only from the northbound right-hand lane of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Turning left across PCH is illegal and any attempt to enter the site via Coastline Drive is not permitted.
As a courtesy to our neighbors, please keep noise to a minimum.
Food and drink, except for alcoholic beverages, may be brought onsite. Food and drink are not permitted in the galleries.
Cellular phone use is not permitted in the galleries.
All bags and packages are subject to security inspection. All backpacks, umbrellas, bags, purses and packages larger than 11x17x8 inches must be checked at the parcel check-in the Entry Pavilion. For visitor's convenience, a coat check is located in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Wheelchairs and strollers are available without charge on a first-come, first-served basis in the Entry Pavilion.
Assisted listening devices are available for talks and tours at the Tour Meeting Place and for public programs in the Auditorium at the Information Desk in the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Large Print/Braille—selected information is available at the Information Desk in both the Entry Pavilion and the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Sign language interpretation is available by calling (310) 440-7300, ten days in advance of visit, or (310) 440-7305 TTY for the deaf or hearing-impaired.