“The Getty Center is a unique destination that incorporates modern design, open spaces and several gardens, including the Central Garden—an evolving work of art, a cactus garden that overlooks Los Angeles, and two sculpture gardens.
The collection, changing exhibitions, and outdoor art on view at the Getty Center reach across European and American history—from medieval times to the present.”
It’s also possible to take a virtual tour of The Getty Centre through Google Arts & Culture.
"Accessible parking spaces are located on the entry level of the parking structure, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis."
"Service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind, are welcome at the Getty Center.
Pets and emotional support animals are not allowed."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Disabled parking access
- Wheelchair hire available
- Accessible toilet
"A computer-operated tram from the parking structure to the top of the hill is accessible for visitors using wheelchairs. If using a wheelchair, please board only in an end car."
"Standard wheelchairs are available for free at the Lower Tram Station above the parking structure and at the Coat Check Room in the Museum Entrance Hall."
"Front- and rear-row seating for people using wheelchairs is available in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium and the Museum Lecture Hall.
Please arrive early to reach this area before a program begins."
"Accessible facilities are available in all public restrooms at the Getty Center.
Family restrooms, located in the Museum’s South Pavilion, include private facilities in which a companion may be assisted."
Elevators are available throughout the site, including:
Vision accessibility features:
- In the Parking Structure
- From the Tram Arrival Plaza to the Museum Plaza level (approximately 60 level feet from the Museum Entrance Hall)
- From the Museum Entrance Hall to the second floor of the North Pavilion
- From the Museum Courtyard to the Central Garden and the Exhibitions Pavilion
- In the Museum gallery pavilions
- Audio description services
Visual Descriptions Audio Tour
"Available on GettyGuide® multimedia players, a visual descriptions audio tour offers detailed descriptions of selected works on display at the Center.
GettyGuide multimedia players are available free of charge inside the Museum Entrance Hall."
"Lighting may be dimmed in galleries that contain photographs, manuscripts, and drawings to protect the art."Hearing accessibility features:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
- Welcomes calls from TTY devices
- Sign language assistance or interpretation services
Assisted Listening Devices
"Free assisted listening devices (ALDs) are available for all tours, and for the Orientation Theater. Each ALD has one ear piece, which slips around the ear, and a clip that can be attached to clothing."
Induction Neck Loops
"Free induction neck loops, which work with hearing aids that have a T-coil switch, are available free of charge at the GettyGuide Desk as well as most event venues."
Infrared Sound Enhancement
"The Harold M. Williams Auditorium and the Museum Lecture Hall are equipped with infrared sound enhancement systems."
"Open captioning in English is provided in the orientation film shown in the Orientation Theater in the Museum Entrance Hall."
Sign Language Interpretation
"Sign language interpretation is available on request.
Requests must be made 14 days before your visit by contacting Visitor Services at TTY (310) 440-7305, (310) 440-7300, or by e-mail."
Text Transcriptions of Audio Tours
"Text transcriptions of audio tours are available on tablet devices at the GettyGuide Desk."
All payphone banks have amplified volume. TTY public telephones can be found in the:
- Museum Entrance Hall, by the Coat Check Room
- Next to the Museum Lecture Hall
- Outside the Cafe entrance