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Faqs - The J. Paul Getty Museum

Do I need a parking reservation to come to the Getty Center?
No. Parking reservations are no longer required at the Getty Center, but parking is based on availability.

Do I have to pay admission to the Getty Center?
No. Admission to the Getty Center is free. However, there is a $8 per car parking fee.

Are pets allowed at the Getty Center?
No. Pets are not allowed on the Getty Center grounds or in the parking areas. Assistive animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are permitted.

Is it true you have to pay to park at the Getty Center?
Yes. While admission to the Getty Center is free, there is a $8 parking fee for all cars.

If I make a reservation for an event or the restaurant, do I still need to pay for parking?
Yes. While admission to the Getty Center is free, there is a $8 parking fee for all cars.

Is there parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the Getty Center?
Street parking in the neighborhoods is restricted.

What are my public transportation options?
The Getty Center is served by Metro Rapid Line 761, which stops at the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard. To find the route that is best for you, call (800) COMMUTE or (800) 252-9040 (TDD) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Can I just be dropped off and walk in?
Yes. Passenger drop-offs are permitted from cars or vans of 15 passengers or less. For safety reasons, passengers should be dropped off in the designated area located outside of the main parking structure.

Can I ride my bicycle or motorcycle to the Getty Center?
Yes. Motorcycles and bicycles may be parked on the entry level of the Getty Center parking structure at no cost. Groups of 15 or more motorcycles require a reservation and will be asked to pay $8 per parking space. Two motorcycles can fit in one space.

I've got a big rig. Can I park at the Getty Center?
Parking for vehicles between 6'10" and 12'6" tall and of standard car length is available on level P1 of the parking structure. There is no parking for RVs, motor homes, limousines, and other large vehicles.

I've got an electric car. Can I plug in?
Yes. Parking for electric vehicles is available on parking level P2 of the Getty Center.

I'm still confused about Getty Center parking and event reservations. Can I talk to someone at the Getty Center?
Yes. Feel free to call us with your questions or to make an event reservation by phone. Please call (310) 440-7300. Note: Parking reservations are no longer accepted or required for the Getty Center.

Is photography allowed at the Getty Center?
Handheld and video cameras using existing light are welcome in the permanent collection galleries. Please check at the entrance of the changing exhibitions for any restrictions in those galleries. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted.

Any commercial or other unauthorized use of any transmission, picture, film/type, writing, drawing, or other depiction or description of any Getty name, mark, or logo is prohibited without prior specific written approval of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Please call the Communications Department at (310) 440-7300 for more information.

The Getty may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Use of a ticket is implied consent for the use of the holder's likeness, voice, or video image for marketing purposes.

Can I bring alcoholic beverages to the Getty Center?
Alcohol may not be brought onto the premises. However, beer and wine are available for purchase on site.

How do I get a ticket to the Getty Villa?
Tickets to the Getty Villa are free and, when available, can be obtained online or by phone at (310) 440-7300. Consult the ticket box at the top of this page for current ticket status.

I ordered tickets online. How will I get my tickets?
When you order Villa tickets online, you will receive two e-mails: first a confirmation e-mail from Museum Ticketing Network with the subject line "Museum Ticketing Network," and then an e-mail from the Getty with the subject line "Your Tickets to the Getty." This second e-mail contains your ticket(s) as a PDF attachment. You must print these bar-coded tickets and bring them to the Getty Villa in order to gain admittance.

How do I print my tickets?
You must print your tickets in order to use them. Open the e-mail that contains your tickets. Locate the PDF attachment, open it in Adobe® Reader®, and print it in full.

If you cannot open the PDF attachment, you probably need Adobe Reader software. Download the latest version of Reader for free from Adobe's Web site.

Windows users: if you can open the PDF but cannot print it, try checking the "Print as image" box at the top right of the screen that appears after you select the "Print" command. If you still cannot print, try printing your tickets from another computer or on a different printer.

For technical assistance, please contact Ticketmaster by phone at (866) 512-6326 or by e-mail at tmvistacustomer@mailca.custhelp.com.

I already booked tickets to the Getty Villa but no longer have the e-mail with the tickets. What do I do?
Access your Museumtix account here, then do the following:
• Click on "Order History" at the top right
• Click the number that corresponds to your Getty Villa order
• Click the "resend ticket" button.

Your tickets will be sent to you at the e-mail address specified in your Museumtix account.

I ordered print-at-home tickets to the Getty Villa, but never received an e-mail with the tickets. What happened?
Your e-mail provider may have blocked the e-mail, thinking it was spam. Follow your provider's procedures for retrieving possible spam. Such e-mails are often stored in a "Junk," "Bulk," or "Spam" folder.

Is photography allowed at the Getty Villa?
Handheld and video cameras using existing light are welcome in the permanent collection galleries. Please check at the entrance of the changing exhibitions for any restrictions in those galleries. Flash photography and tripods are not permitted.

Any commercial or other unauthorized use of any transmission, picture, film/type, writing, drawing, or other depiction or description of any Getty name, mark, or logo is prohibited without prior specific written approval of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Please call the Communications Department at (310) 440-7300 for more information.

The Getty may photograph, film, or videotape visitors for educational and promotional purposes. Use of a ticket is implied consent for the use of the holder's likeness, voice, or video image for marketing purposes.

Are same-day tickets available for the Getty Villa?
Visitors cannot be admitted without a ticket. Same-day tickets are sometimes available online. Click the "Check Availability" button at the top of this page to check current availability.

Is there a waiting list for Getty Villa tickets?
No. Please call (310) 440-7300 or consult the ticket box at the top of this page for current ticket status.

Are tickets available at the Getty Villa for future dates?
Yes. Visitors already at the Villa, who have entered the site with a ticket, will have the opportunity to obtain future visit tickets, if available.

I have tickets to an evening event at the Getty Villa. How early can I arrive?
For lectures and theater events beginning at 8:00 p.m., you may arrive beginning at 7:00 p.m.

How is parking provided at the Getty Villa?
Your ticket includes an on-site parking reservation. Parking is $8 per car or motorcycle.

No walk-ins are permitted except for those arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

Do I have to pay admission to the Getty Villa?
No. Tickets to the Getty Villa are free. However, an advance, timed ticket is required to enter the site. Please call (310) 440-7300 or consult the ticket box at the top of this page for current ticket status.

Can groups visit the Getty Villa?
Yes. Groups of nine or more must make reservations by calling (310) 440-7300. See more under Tips for Groups.

Programs for K–12 school groups will begin in September 2006. See more under Tips for Teachers.

Are pets allowed at the Getty Villa?
No. Pets are not allowed on the Getty Villa site. Assistive animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are permitted.

Is it true you have to pay to park at the Getty Villa?
Yes. While tickets to the Getty Villa are free, there is a $8 parking fee per car or motorcycle.

Is there parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the Getty Villa?
Your ticket includes an on-site parking reservation. Parking is $8 per car or motorcycle. Visitors to the Getty Villa are not permitted to park in the neighborhoods surrounding the Getty Villa.

No walk-ins are permitted except for those arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

What are my public transportation options?
Metro Bus 534 stops at Coastline Drive and Pacific Coast Highway directly across from the Getty Villa entrance. To find the route that is best for you, call (800) COMMUTE or (800) 252-9040 (TDD) or use the Trip Planner on www.metro.net, the Web site of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Passengers exiting at PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and Coastline Drive to visit the Getty Villa must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

Can I just be dropped off?
Yes, as long as you have an advance, timed ticket and you are dropped off inside the entrance gate from a vehicle of nine passengers or fewer. Security officers or Visitor Services staff at the Getty Villa entrance gate will direct you to the drop-off area.

No walk-ins are permitted except for those arriving by public transportation. Passengers must have their Villa admission ticket hole-punched by the driver before exiting the bus in order to enter the Villa.

I've got a big rig. Can I park at the Getty Villa?
Parking is available for vehicles up to 6'10" and of standard car length and width. There is no parking for RVs, motor homes, limousines, and other larger vehicles.

Can I bring alcoholic beverages to the Getty Villa?
Alcohol may not be brought onto the premises. However, beer and wine are available for purchase on site.

Who can I contact with questions about my visit to the Getty Villa?
Visitor Services staff are ready to help with any questions you may have at (310) 440-7300.


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