BAA Recommendation: Getty Center and Getty Villa Open Late This Summer

Enjoy extended evening hours and lower-cost parking after 3pm. As always, admission is free

Late nights at the Getty are back! The Getty Center is open till 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays this summer.

The Getty Villa is open till 9pm on Saturdays as well. 

And as always, parking is reduced to $10 (from the usual $15) after 3pm. Admission to both locations is always free.

Linger in the galleries and enjoy twilight in the gardens. In addition to our summer exhibitions, enjoy an assortment of events for all ages and interests.

Summer Events at the Getty Center

A new season of Off the 405 continues. Enjoy outdoor music and evening views of the city along with summer exhibitions in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere. The evenings feature performances by your soon-to-be favorite bands, along with DJ sets to open and close the night. Dates are June 10, June 24, July 29, and August 26. See the lineup here.

Friday Flights kicks off June 16, bringing together a wide range of  artists and musicians from Los Angeles and beyond working across mediums for a vibrant evening of sounds and sights. An interdisciplinary series of happenings spanning contemporary performance, artists’ interventions, installations, dance, film, and more spreads out across the Getty Center from galleries to gardens. Dates for Friday Flights are June 16, July 14, and August 25.

Summer Events at the Getty Villa

Every Saturday and Sunday through September 3, travel back in time at the Roman Holidays celebrationDiscover the sights (and smells!) of ancient Rome, offer your prayers to Venus, read your future in a sheep’s liver, and enjoy live musical and comedy performances by this historically hysterical Troubadour Theater Company.

Every Thursday and Saturday at 1pm, enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special dining experience inspired by the Mediterranean herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow in the gardens at the Villa. After tea, you can tour the Villa’s re-created first-century Roman gardens with knowledgeable docents. Reserve in advance—call (800) 369-3059 to reserve or email

Last but not least, take advantage of the “Pay Once, Park Twice” program. Visit the Getty Villa and the Getty Center the same day and pay only once for parking.

Getty Summer Hours at Glance

Getty Center, May 26–September 1, 2017
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Parking reduces to $10 after 3:00 p.m.

Complete Getty Center visitor info »

Getty Villa, May 28–August 26, 2017
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed

Parking reduces to $10 after 3:00 p.m.

Complete Getty Villa visitor info »

*Some galleries at the Getty Villa will be closed to reinstall the collection. Parts of the Outer Peristyle will be closed for maintenance.