The Getty Center has a great lineup of family activities scheduled for the summer. It kicks off with a Family Festival celebrating Leonardo DaVinci on Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enter the world of Leonardo DaVinci and Renaissance Italy in this full-day celebration with music, dance, storytelling and interactive workshops.
Throughout the summer, join Family Art Stops and get up close and personal with a single work of art in a half-hour gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up. All summer, Family Art Stops will be offered Tuesday-Sunday at 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sign up at the museum information desk 30 minutes before the program begins.
Art Adventures for Families is a one-hour, fun and activity filled gallery experience geared for families with children ages 5 and up, offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Sign up at the museum information desk at 1:30 p.m. The center also has Family Art Lab every weekend from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., a drop in art workshop designed to exercise the imagination.
There's also the Family Room, which is open daily for drop in, hands on activities highlighting the Getty Center's collection.
In August, the Getty Center's Central Gardens have live family music on the weekends from 4-5 p.m. with the Garden Concerts for Kids. Also, at the Getty Villa families can embark on an Art Odyssey for Families Thursdays and Fridays at noon and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. The Art Odyssey is a 45-minute activity-filled journey through the galleries for families with children ages 5 and older. Sign on at the tour meeting place 15 minutes before the tour begins. The tour is also offered in Spanish.
The Villa also has ArtQuest!, a family drop-in program that goes on weekends from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parents and children can play the Mysteries of Ancient Art game in the galleries and do fun art-making activities in the Outer Peristyle, such as mosaic-making and painting in the style of fresco. The Family Forum is also open all day for drop in, hands on play.
Admission to the Getty Center and Getty Villa is always free. Parking costs $15. Advanced, timed tickets are required for the Villa. For tickets and more information call 310-440-7300 or visit www.getty.edu.
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles. The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades.