The Getty Museum For Kids

For a day of culture, history and art with kids, visit the The Getty Museum in Los Angeles. This massive educational hub is absolutely free! How amazing is that?

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After parking your car, a train will be available every few minutes to bring passengers to the main Getty Center. TIP: Arrive as early as 10AM (when the museum opens) to find parking and avoid crowds. the getty center train the getty train ride the getty photo

Head over to the Entrance Hall and look for the Family Fun booth for kid-friendly guide maps to the museum with creative and fun treasure hunts for various art pieces. the getty museum

There are also Family Art Stops where you can get up close and personal with a single work of art for ages 5 and up. The sign up for this begins 15 minutes before the program (11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm). Since we were with a baby, we didn’t bother anymore with this. But for parents of older kids, this might be a very good option!

Our first stop was the Kid Zone where my kids busied themselves for a good 30 minutes with all the age appropriate activities available.

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Don’t stop there. Expose your children to the works by the art masters, too! the getty van gogh

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By lunchtime, we were famished! There are several places you can choose to eat and we picked the most picturesque place of course!

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TIP: Your kids will most likely get hungry often so do bring some snacks and water with you which you can lug in your stroller.

Here’s a really yummy vegetarian Bahn Mi from the Garden Terrace Cafe. Catch superb views of the Central Garden from here. vegetarian food the getty

The Central Garden at The Getty Center is designed by Robert Irwin. It has available 45-minute tours which starts at 11:30am. getty garden tour

And by the end of our visit, just before leaving, my little dude just had to roll down the hill. He probably had to leave his mark. Thanks for the awesome space, J. Paul Getty!getty gardens

The Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California

Closed on Mondays.


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