The Getty Offers Kids Summer Fun

This summer at the Getty, families can explore works of art in the galleries, enjoy a series of outdoor concerts for kids by Grammy-winning performers, and take part in informative tours and hands-on workshops that welcome the season.

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 Every Sunday in July and August, families can join Art Adventures, where they will delve into a work of art in the galleries with an educator, then create a masterpiece inspired by what they saw. Materials are provided at this 45-minute program geared for families with children ages 5 and up. Sign-up at the Information Desk starting at 11:15 a.m. for programs happening at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

On Sunday, July 14, families can experience a vision of the Getty in the very distant future in artist Emily White’s participatory installation, Help Yourself. Over the course of the day, visitors are invited to remove pieces from the museum (represented as an architectural model) to reveal a site transformed by millennia of natural phenomena.

On Saturday, July 20, visitors can participate in “Fuzzy Grids II,” wherein they can help re-arrange colorful cubes across the Getty’s gridded plaza into a wild canvas of shapes.

Ongoing Family Activities

  Using a mobile device, families can play Switch, a new game where players must track down a mischievous spell in the galleries and save the artworks from the havoc that it’s wreaking.

At the Getty Villa, embark on an Art Odyssey for Families on Saturdays at 11 a.m. throughout the summer. Adults with children ages 5 and up can enjoy a fun-filled 30-minute journey through the galleries.

For more information, call (310) 440-7300 or visit