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J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) Tours

J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty)
Perched high above the city of Los Angeles, the J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) is home to a stellar art collection—with pieces spanning the ages from Renaissance to Pop Art—as well as Richard Meier’s cutting-edge architecture and serene, seasonally changing gardens. On clear days, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of LA and the Pacific coast beyond.
 
The Basics
Even getting up to the Getty aboard the computer-operated tram is fun. From the sprawling arrival plaza, a natural flow of walkways, stairs, fountains, and courtyards encourages a relaxed pace between galleries, gardens, and outdoor cafés. Five buildings house collections of manuscripts, drawings, photographs, furniture, and decorative arts, and an assortment of pre–20th-century European paintings. Must-sees include Van Gogh’s Irises, Monet’s Wheatstacks, and Rembrandt’s The Abduction of Europa
 
The Getty is one of LA’s most visited museums, so purchase tickets ahead of time to guarantee admission. City highlights tours stop here, often in combination with the Getty Villa or celebrity homes in Beverly Hills. If you’re interested in aerial views of the remarkable building, take a helicopter or plane tour of the area. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum is a must-do for art and architecture lovers.
  • Children can visit the interactive Family Room or browse the special kid bookstore.
  • Dining options include snack carts, a cafeteria, a self-service café, and a restaurant with scenic views.
  • The museum store sells books and merchandise inspired the museum’s antiquities collection and seasonal exhibitions.
  • The Getty is accessible to wheelchairs. Service animals are welcome, and there are options for those with mobility, sight, and hearing impairments. 
 
How to Get There
The J. Paul Getty Museum is located west of Hollywood. Metro bus lines 734 and 234 stop at the Getty entrance, at the intersection of Getty Center Drive and Sepulveda Boulevard. There is no street parking; paid parking is available in the Getty Center lot, which opens 30 minutes before the museum. Take the free tram from the street-level parking area to the top of the hill.  

When to Get There
The Getty is open every day except Mondays and Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day; check the website for opening hours. Late afternoon is a great time to visit if you want to beat the crowds, plus parking fees are reduced at this time—and the Cactus Garden is lovely in the afternoon light.
 
Special Exhibitions 
Before visiting, check to see what special exhibitions or public programs are available. The museum is constantly showcasing new pieces from the collection or major works from around the world, and tickets can sell out way in advance on these special dates. 
Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr., Los Angeles, California 90049, USA
Hours: Open Tues - Fri, Sun 10am - 5:30pm (Sat to 9pm)
Admission: Free
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty)

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Museum Tours for KIDS...of all ages!

Museum Tours for KIDS...of all ages!

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We provide an introduction to the art world that emphasizes how to look at and what to look for when viewing any work of art. By utilizing visual and tactile aids, we involve the child in the techniques, process and artists’ motivations. At the same time, we ensure the adult chaperones (over 18) are entertained as well. After the tour, you'll be amazed by the shared discoveries you have experienced together. In addition, each child is presented with an “Art Appreciation Badge” and gift. Tours in other languages are available for an additional charge.
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  • 1 hour
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$150.00
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Demystifying Art at The Getty - Two Hours

Demystifying Art at The Getty - Two Hours

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Why stand in line with 30 other people at a museum-prescribed set time? Enjoy your own private tour of the spectacular collection at The Getty at your convenience! In addition to the one-hour tour, you tour the Decorative Arts Pavilion PLUS the current Special Exhibition (if one is available.) or tour the gardens and the outdoor sculptures---or just choose to concentrate on a particular period of art history. To alleviate possible museum fatigue, you have the option of taking this tour all at once or with your choice of a break up to one-hour during the tour.It's all about what interests you! Want a time that's not posted? Just ask! Have a group larger than 6? We can accommodate a private tour for up to 30 people. Prices upon request.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Demystifying Art at The Getty ---One Hour

Demystifying Art at The Getty ---One Hour

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Why stand in line with 30 other people at a museum-prescribed set time? Enjoy your own private tour of the spectacular collection at The Getty at your convenience! You get to choose from a general view of the highlights or just concentrate on a particular period of art history. It's all about what interests you! Want a time that's not posted? Just ask! Have a group larger than 6? We can accommodate up to 30 people. Prices upon request.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Los Angeles City and Getty Museum Tour

Los Angeles City and Getty Museum Tour

Discover the best of Los Angeles on a private sightseeing tour through the city with a stop at the Getty Museum. Visit popular landmarks such as the Hollywood Sign, the Sunset Strip, and Griffith Park before heading to the modern Getty Museum. Take a 2-hour tour with your guide to explore the modern art of the museum including the outdoor sculpture garden.
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  • 5 hours
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Half Day Self-Guided Tour of Westwood in Los Angeles

Half Day Self-Guided Tour of Westwood in Los Angeles

If you want to discover a more authentic side to LA, one where real people live and work, then Westwood is a great place to go. Because of its high student population, it’s a fun place to be! This self-guided tour of Hollywood takes you to 10 must-see places, nature nooks and numerous restaurants and coffeeshops, each of which is extremely instagrammable so be ready for numerous photo ops along the way! It's a self guided tour. You can start and finish any time you like. Learn about LA’s history and culture at your own comfortable pace. During this self-guided tour, you will learn fun facts, stories and insights about historical sites in Westwood Los Angeles as well as explore the most instagrammable places.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing

LA Helicopter Tour with Malibu Landing

Take your Los Angeles trip to new heights during this private 45 minute in the air helicopter sightseeing flight and 30-45 at the pad, including a spectacular landing. Get a bird’s-eye view of L.A. attractions like Santa Monica Pier, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Sign the Getty Museum and various celebrity homes before setting down on a private hilltop landing pad. - Take a scenic helicopter flight complete with landing on a private Malibu peak. - Enjoy bird's-eye views of Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, the Getty Museum, and celebrity homes. - Soak up stunning views of the Pacific. - Romantic experience that's perfect for couples and special occasions.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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California Coast and Canyons Helicopter Tour

California Coast and Canyons Helicopter Tour

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Soar above the breathtaking scenery of the California Coast during this 30-minute helicopter flight in Los Angeles. Get a bird’s eye view of Los Angeles as you fly above Topanga Canyon, swoop down over Pacific Coast Highway, and admire the scenery of beach communities like Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Pacific Palisades.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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Hollywood & The Beach

Hollywood & The Beach

Enjoy a breathtaking flight above Hollywood for an up-close view of the Hollywood Sign and Downtown L.A. Sights can include Topanga Cyn, Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Hollywood Sign, Dodgers Stadium, Staples Center, Griffith Park Observatory, The Hollywood Bowl and much more!
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$575.00
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$575.00
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LA Art Scene: Private City and Walking Tour

LA Art Scene: Private City and Walking Tour

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The Legends of the Getty, Boutique Galleries of Santa Monica and world famous Street Art of Venice! Prepare to be blown away by the immense breadth of Artistic Style experienced as we dive into the art collections that Los Angeles is known for around the world! Go Legendary tours are private tours. And when we say private, we mean private — just the people in your group and your guide. This also means that all of our tours are customizable. We can tailor any of our tours to fit your specific interests and desired activity! Amazing and meaningful experiences are tough to achieve in Los Angeles. As both a Los Angeles Private Tour Company and a Travel Agency, we are dedicated to providing an experience unique and thrilling for your group. Yes, we’re your guide but we’re also your host! Think of us as your friends sharing what it is to live like a local in Los Angeles. Sites listed in the itinerary below are possible stops. If you wish to prioritize some, just let us know!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$205.00
Price varies by group size
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$205.00
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Go Legendary Custom City Sightseeing [Private Tour]

Go Legendary Custom City Sightseeing [Private Tour]

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Los Angeles is a huge sprawl of a city. There’s such an overwhelming amount of amazing things to do, it can often be intimidating. This often leads to settling on mediocre, safe, run of the mill activities and tours. Whether it’s your 1st or 100th time to LA, it’s all about finding that fresh, unique experience tailored to you. Whatever your interests, we can help you plan it, book it and/or guide it! We will discuss your activity desires and put together an absolutely LEGENDARY City Adventure for you. The options are limitless. Once you are booked, we can consult to build your completely unique Go Legendary Adventure. Activity Examples: Cultural: Museums & Galleries Sports Live Music Events: Concerts, Music Venues, Under the Radar Live Music Entertainment: Studio Tours, Live Tapings, Special Movie Events, Live Theater, Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Opera, Ballet History Architecture Film Locations Shopping Neighborhoods & Amazing Houses
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$145.00
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Demystifying Art at The Getty Center - 90 minutes

Demystifying Art at The Getty Center - 90 minutes

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Why stand in line with 30 other people at a museum-prescribed set time? Enjoy your own private tour of the spectacular collection at The Getty at your convenience! You get to choose to see the Decorative Arts Pavilion or the current Special Exhibition (if one is available.) or just concentrate on a particular period of art history. It's all about what interests you! Want a time that's not posted? Just ask! Have a group larger than 6? We can accommodate up to 30 people. Prices upon request.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$135.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) hours of operation?
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J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) hours of operation: Open Tues - Fri, Sun 10am - 5:30pm (Sat to 9pm). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 10 J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) costs USD 150.00. Guided J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) tours start around USD 150.00 per person. See all 10 J. Paul Getty Museum (The Getty) tickets and tours on Viator.
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