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New at the Getty: No Parking Reservations Needed on Weekends

September 7, 2000

Los Angeles--Beginning Saturday, September 9, 2000, parking reservations will no longer be needed to visit the Getty Center on weekends. On Saturday and Sunday, the Getty Center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is still $5 per car; admission to the Getty is always free.

Currently in its third year of operation, the Getty has welcomed over 4 million visitors. To encourage spontaneous, drop-in visits, the parking reservations requirement for Thursday and Friday nights after 4 p.m. was also recently lifted. On these two evenings, the Getty Center, including the Getty Museum, is open until 9 p.m. In addition, college students with current school I.D. may visit anytime without parking reservations. Parking is based on availability.

Advance reservations are still required for weekday parking and groups of 15 or more. Reservations are also needed for seating at events, including performing arts programs and lectures.

The Getty is a popular destination where visitors enjoy a unique mix of art, architecture, gardens, views, and places to dine, picnic, or have a cup of coffee. In addition to its permanent collection galleries, the Getty Museum features a wide range of special exhibitions. Weekends at the Getty are especially entertaining for families, with many activities offered in both English and Spanish. Family programs include ongoing Weekend Family Workshops that combine gallery visits with art-making activities, as well as storytelling sessions highlighting lively myths and legends related to the Museum's collection. On select weekends throughout the year, the Getty hosts free Family Festivals with live music by local dance and musical groups, storytelling, art-making workshops, and gallery activities.

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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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