Tips for Families

Admission to the Getty Center is FREE for the whole family, no tickets or reservations required.

Prepare for Your Visit

Get educational tips to prepare your family for a visit to the Getty Center, and to explore art at a museum, and find a listing of all our family programs and activities.

Find a staff person or volunteer to answer your questions and provide directions. They'll help you find the Central Garden's zigzag pathway, where hundreds of types of plants await your discovery, and guide you to other fun activities for families.

Visit the Children's Shop in the West Pavilion, Plaza Level, for a fresh selection of books, art and activity kits, toys, games, and other fun, educational items that capture the Museum experience for children and families—as well as the young at heart.

Eats and Treats

Bring your children to the Cafe for pizza, grilled cheese, and peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches; relax outdoors at the Garden Terrace Cafe; or purchase drinks, hot dogs, and snacks at on-site food carts.
Learn more about food options at the Getty Center

Bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the lawn adjacent to the Central Garden or at any of the Getty Center's public seating areas. Picnic tables and lawns for lounging are located at the Lower Tram Station (T1). The picnic area is open every day until 30 minutes before the Museum closes.

Baby bottles are allowed in the galleries; no other food or beverages are permitted.

Strollers and Wheelchairs

Standard strollers and wheelchairs are available without charge at the Lower Tram Station (T1) and at the coat check in the Museum Entrance Hall. Please note that child-carrying backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.

Family Restroom

A family restroom, equipped with a private nursing area and a unisex stall (in which you can assist a companion), is located in the South Pavilion. All Getty Center public restrooms have diaper-changing tables.

Playing Pokémon GO?

We understand you gotta catch ‘em all, but please do this with care for the safety of the art and respect for your fellow visitors. Please keep the following in mind when you visit the Getty Center:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a minimum of 18 inches away from artwork.
  • Don’t stop in narrow public walkways or stairways for an extended period.
  • Don’t try to access restricted, staff-only locations.
Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Pay Once, Park Twice

    Get same-day parking at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa for one $15 fee. (Offer not valid on Mondays or Tuesdays.)