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Getty Holiday Activity Schedule for Families

The whole family can enjoy an artistic holiday at the Getty, with stepped-up schedules of family-focused activities during the holidays.

At the Getty Center, join Family Art Stops and get up close and personal with a single work of art in a half-hour, hands-on gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up. From December 21 through December 31, this free activity is offered every day at 2:00 p.m. and again at 2:30 p.m., except for Monday, when the Getty Center is closed. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Don’t miss the Family Room, open daily for drop-in, hands-on activities highlighting the Getty Center’s collection.

For a creative break from the holiday routine, bring the family to Family Drawing Hour at the Getty Center on Saturday, December 18, at 3:30 p.m. In this free one-hour drawing workshop, families will draw human figures—and each other—in poses inspired by works from the Getty Museums collection. Space is limited; sign-ups begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Museum Information Desk.

From December 22 through December 31, the Getty Villa offers daily Art Odyssey for Familiesa 45-minute activity-filled journey through the galleries for families with children ages 5 and older. Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place 15 minutes before the tour begins. También ofrecida en español. Art Odyssey will be offered weekdays at 11 a.m. (except Tuesdays, when the Villa is closed) and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Family Forum is also open every day except Tuesday for drop-in hands-on play and engagement for young and old.

Both the Getty Center and Getty Villa are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, but open during regular business hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

About the Getty:
The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that features the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

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Visiting the Getty Center: The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but free after 5pm on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call 310-440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is 310-440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Visiting the Getty Villa: The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at 310-440-7300. Parking is $15 per car, but free after 5pm for evening events. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call 310-440-7300 (English or Spanish); 310-440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

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