A Family Day at the Getty Center
The Getty Center is a great place for families to enjoy a day at the museum. With an amazing art collection, great architecture, stunning views of Los Angeles and a beautiful garden, it will keep you and you kids entertained and educated. The Getty Center is free with no tickets or reservations needed, but you do have to pay for parking. Here is a photo gallery to show you some of the sights we saw from our first family visit to the Getty Center. You can also read our Getty Center review to find out more about the museum and what it offers families.
The Getty Center Garden and Grounds
The Getty Center Arrival Plaza is where you are dropped off by the trams to start your day at the museum. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A stream runs down the length of the Central Garden through different arrangements of boulders. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Another view of the stream running through the garden. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A portion of the Central Garden outside of the Getty Center museum pavilions. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The stream empties down a stepped stone wall into the reflecting pool of the Central Garden. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The beautiful view of the Central Garden with the Getty Center in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The cool hedge maze of azalea plants in the middle of the reflecting pool. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A Getty Center fountain in the middle of the museum courtyard. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The Views From The Getty Center
This is the view from the arrival plaza looking into the surrounding mountains. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A aerial view of the 405 Freeway with Los Angeles in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A beautiful view of Los Angeles from the south of the Getty Center. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
A south facing view of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. | Photo by FamilyVacation Hub
The South Promontory with a view of Los Angeles in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The view overlooking the Garden Terrace Cafe and Central Garden. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The Getty Center Family Room
The banner of the Family Room in the museum courtyard. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The Family Room sculpture tube room. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
This room was full of mirrors and kaleidoscopes. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The outside of the mirror room had kaleidoscopes to look through and into the room. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub.
This French bed replica has books for the kids to read as they relax in bed. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
In this room your kids get to decorate a mask using crayons. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
The Getty Center Museum
This is the Getty Center museum entrance hall where you can get maps or self-guided audio tours. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Forget the traditional you are here maps. The Getty Center has a metal architecture model as a map. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
Here is an example of the great art that is on display at the Getty Center. The Getty Center allows non-flash photography for most of the art. Some pieces are on loan and you are not able to photograph them. The staff will be happy to let you know which ones you can’t photograph in a room. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
This is the Planisphere Clock from around 1745 with overlapping circular plates time, months, year, zodiac signs and much more. I was pretty impressed with this piece. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub
See our article for more pictures and details from our family day at the Getty Center. For more information and to plan your family’s visit, go to the Getty Center Website.
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