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Getty Villa Tours

 

Getty Villa Tours
There's so much to see at the Getty Villa, we highly recommend that you take a tour... or two. When you arrive at Getty Villa, be sure to pick up a copy of Today at the Getty Villa — the flyer lists all of the programs and tours that are available on the day of your visit so that you can plan your time accordingly.

Getty Villa Tours are complimentary and include:



Architecture Tours
Explore the architecture of the Getty Villa and learn more about the history and daily life in the ancient world during this educational 40-minute docent-led tour. Tours meet outside by the Architecture Tour sign, opposite the museum's main entrance (near the amphitheater, just outside the Museum Store).

Wednesday-Monday
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm


Garden Tours
Tour four of Getty Villa's Roman gardens on this informative 40-minute docent-led tour. Visit the Inner Peristyle Garden, Outer Peristyle Garden, East Garden, and the Herb Garden as you learn about the rich mythological and cultural connections of ancient gardens — it's a fascinating tour! Tours meet outside (lines form by the Garden Tour sign) opposite the museum's main entrance, just outside the Museum Store.

Wednesday-Monday
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

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Collection Highlights Tours
Enjoy a one-hour Highlights Tour in the galleries featuring major works from the Museum's collection. Space is limited. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour meeting Place (opposite the museum's main entrance (near the amphitheater, just outside the Museum Store).

Monday, Thursday & Friday
2pm

Saturday-Sunday
11am


Spotlight Talks
Featured objects of the month are spotlighted in this informative 20-minute gallery talk. Learn how to look at ancient art during this in-depth examination of one work in the Museum's collection. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour meeting Place (opposite the museum's main entrance (near the amphitheater, just outside the Museum Store).

Monday, Thursday & Friday
11am

Sat-Sun 1:30pm


Focus Tours
Enjoy one-hour Theme Tours of the Collection and Exhibitions. Tour topic is subject to change. Sign-up begins 15 minutes before the tour at the Tour meeting Place (opposite the museum's main entrance (near the amphitheater, just outside the Museum Store).

Selected days
3pm

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Tea by the Sea
Tea by the Sea is offered every Thursday afternoon (and on Saturdays in the Summer) — a special dining experience inspired by the herbs, vegetables and fruits grown in the Getty Villa's Roman gardens.

Indulge in a Mediterranean-influenced menu that includes a variety of tea sandwiches, pastries, fruits, cheeses, a selection of teas... and yummy desserts.

Tea by the Sea takes place in the Founder's Room. Reservations are required in advance 800-369-3059.


Tour Tip
You may want to take the outdoor tours (Architecture and Garden) earlier vs later in the day, especially in the summer before it gets too hot.

Umbrellas are provided free of charge to use during the outdoor tours — great for rainy days and helpful for keeping you cool from the sun — it can get very hot, especially during summer months.

Note that all tours depart promptly at their scheduled times.

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Architecture Tour and Garden Tour sign at Getty Villa, Malibu, Los Angeles, CA

Roman-inspired architecture and columns at Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

Reflecting Pool at Outer Peristyle Garden at Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

The East Garden at the Getty Villa in Malibu features a magnificent mosaic fountain with shells and theater masks — a replica of an ancient fountain from the House of the Large Fountain in Pompeii

View of Outer Peristyle Garden and Reflecting Pool at Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

Tour Meeting Place outside Museum Store at Getty Villa, Malibu, CA

Light-filled galleries inside Getty Museum at Getty Villa in Malibu, CA

Fountain and sculpture at Herb Garden, Getty Villa, Malibu


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