Activities & Resources
The Getty Villa452in Malibu, CA 90265
about The Getty Villa:
The Villa itself is as much of an attraction as its collection. The centerpiece of the 64-acre site was inspired by a first-century Roman country house once inhabited by Caesar's father-in-law, and the Outer Peristyle, with its 225-long reflecting pool, is a Los Angeles landmark. The Cafe serves casual Mediterranean fare with kid-friendly options and has both indoor and outdoor seating.
The Villa offers family programs every weekend, with extra events planned in summer months, when the gardens are particularly irresistible.
Parents of small children should be prepared for the fact that the parking structure is a bit of a trek from the actual museum. The walk is delightful, but with small kids it's a good idea to either leave plenty of time, bring a stroller, or borrow a stroller at the concierge outside the parking garage.
Though the tickets to the Villa are free, advance, timed tickets are required; walk-ins are not permitted.