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Parking fees increase to $15; parking is free for Saturday nights at the Getty Center and evening events at both sites

June 4, 2009

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Trust today announced parking rates at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa will increase to $15 effective July 1, but parking at both sites will be free for evening programs after 5pm.  Admission remains free.

Visitors attending evening events throughout the week, including theater, music, film, lectures, and other special programs at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa, will be able to park free after 5pm.

Museum visitors also can take advantage of free parking after 5pm on Saturdays at the Getty Center, when the Museum remains open until 9pm. 

The Getty Center is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am to 5:30pm, except for Saturday, when the Museum and the Restaurant are open until 9pm.  No parking reservations are necessary.  Museum admission is always free.

The Getty Villa is open Thursday -Monday, 10am to 5pm.  Admission is free, but advance timed tickets are required.  Tickets are available at or (310) 440-7300.  Same day tickets are frequently available.

For an up-to-date calendar of events, and complete information on visiting the Getty Center or Getty Villa, visit

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Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications

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