Students - The J. Paul Getty Museum

College and university faculty are encouraged to bring their classes to the Getty Museum. Faculty may teach in the galleries or make special arrangements for a visit facilitated by Museum staff.

College Group Reservations
Make a reservation to bring your class to the Getty Museum. If you would like a visit facilitated by Museum staff, see "Facilitated Visits" below.

At the Getty Center:
Call (310) 440-7300 and tell the reservations agent the date and time of your visit, the number of students, and the number of parking spaces needed. If sufficient group parking is available for that date, your parking fees ($8 per car) will be waived. Bus parking can be arranged, but is limited.

At the Getty Villa:
Call the Education Department at (310) 440-7660 to make arrangements at least two weeks in advance. Reservations are available for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We encourage you to bring your class on a Wednesday, when the Villa is closed to the public and reserved for educational use. There is a $8 parking fee per car.

Teaching in the Galleries
Please obtain an "Educator" badge before conducting class discussions in the galleries. Be prepared to show valid instructor identification. Please limit teaching in the galleries to groups of 25 or fewer students.

At the Getty Center:
Get an "Educator" badge at the security desk adjacent to the Museum Entrance Hall (staff at the round Information Desk can point you to it). For more information on teaching in the galleries at the Getty Center, please call (310) 440-7222.

Facilitated Visits
College and university faculty may arrange a visit facilitated by Museum staff. These visits are tailored to the needs and interests of faculty and students. Options include multiple visits, the use of a seminar room, close study of objects, and gallery talks and workshops with Museum staff.

At the Getty Center:
Please contact the Education Department at (310) 440-6404 to make arrangements.

At the Getty Villa:
Facilitated visits are available on Wednesdays, when the Museum is closed to the public and reserved for educational use. Visits must be planned at least one month in advance. Contact the Education Department at (310) 440-7660 to make arrangements.

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