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The Getty Center Museum Panorama

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

Getty Center Arrival Plaza

The Getty Center Arrival Plaza is where you are dropped off by the trams to start your day at the museum. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Central Garden Stream

A stream runs down the length of the Central Garden through different arrangements of boulders. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Central Garden Stream and Boulders

Another view of the stream running through the garden. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Getty Center and Garden

A portion of the Central Garden outside of the Getty Center museum pavilions. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Getty Center Reflecting Pool

The stream empties down a stepped stone wall into the reflecting pool of the Central Garden. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Getty Center Central Garden Maze Hedges

The beautiful view of the Central Garden with the Getty Center in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Hedge maze of azalea plants

The cool hedge maze of azalea plants in the middle of the reflecting pool. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Museum Courtyard Fountain

A Getty Center fountain in the middle of the museum courtyard. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

The Views From The Getty Center

View from Getty Center Arrival Plaza

This is the view from the arrival plaza looking into the surrounding mountains. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Aerial View of Los Angeles and the 405 Freeway

A aerial view of the 405 Freeway with Los Angeles in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

View of Los Angeles

A beautiful view of Los Angeles from the south of the Getty Center. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Los Angeles and Pacific Ocean

A south facing view of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. | Photo by FamilyVacation Hub

Getty Center South Promontory

The South Promontory with a view of Los Angeles in the background. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Garden Terrace Cafe and Central Garden

The view overlooking the Garden Terrace Cafe and Central Garden. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

The Getty Center Family Room

Getty Center Family Room Banner

The banner of the Family Room in the museum courtyard. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

 Family Room Sculpture Tube Room

The Family Room sculpture tube room. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Mirror and Kaleidoscope Room

This room was full of mirrors and kaleidoscopes. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Kaleidoscope room

The outside of the mirror room had kaleidoscopes to look through and into the room. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub.

Getty Center French Bed Replica

This French bed replica has books for the kids to read as they relax in bed. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Family Room Mask Decorating

In this room your kids get to decorate a mask using crayons. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

The Getty Center Museum

Getty Center museum entrance hall

This is the Getty Center museum entrance hall where you can get maps or self-guided audio tours. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

metal architecture map

Forget the traditional you are here maps. The Getty Center has a metal architecture model as a map. | Photo by FamilyVacationHub

Getty Center Bust and Paintings

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

Planisphere Clock at the Getty Center

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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About Joe Filipowicz

I have a passion for finding fun things to do, good restaurants and places to stay while traveling with my family and friends. Since it takes a lot of research and exploration to find these family friendly places, I wanted to share my findings with others to make it easier for them to plan their next getaway.

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