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March 21, 2013

Getty Announces New "Pay Once, Park Twice" Program

Visitors can experience both Getty locations on the same day for one parking fee


MEDIA CONTACT:                 

Julie Jaskol
Getty Communications
(310) 440-7607

Left to right: Getty Center; Getty Villa (© J. Paul Getty Trust)

LOS ANGELES—As of March 23, Getty visitors will be able to experience both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa on the same day for only one $15 parking fee. Visitors to the Getty Center and the Getty Villa can go to the Museum Information Desk at each site to obtain a coupon good for same-day complimentary parking at the other Getty. 

The Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades and the Getty Center in Brentwood are about 12 miles apart, making it possible to enjoy both sites in one day, especially on Saturdays, when the Getty Center is open until 9pm.  Visitors can spend Saturday afternoon at the Villa and Saturday evening at the Center for one $15 parking fee, spending the entire day exploring the distinct collections, programs and environments of both sites.

"Pay Once, Park Twice" takes effect just as spring break begins for most Los Angeles schools. It will also be in effect during the last week Johannes Vermeer’s luminous Woman in Blue Reading a Letter  (about 1663-1664) is on view. This generous loan from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum marks the first appearance of this remarkable painting in the western United States, and the last stop of a world tour before returning to Amsterdam.

The "Pay Once, Park Twice" offer is not good on Mondays, when the Getty Center is closed, or Tuesdays, when the Getty Villa is closed. Admission is free at both the Getty Center and the Getty Villa; parking is $15. For more information on hours and directions to the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, visit or call (310) 440-7300.

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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

Visiting the Getty Center
The Getty Center is open Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed Monday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Center is always free. Parking is $15 per car, but reduced to $10 after 5 p.m. on Saturdays and for evening events throughout the week. No reservation is required for parking or general admission. Reservations are required for event seating and groups of 15 or more. Please call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish) for reservations and information. The TTY line for callers who are deaf or hearing impaired is (310) 440-7305. The Getty Center is at 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, California.

Visiting the Getty Villa
The Getty Villa is open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Tuesday and major holidays. Admission to the Getty Villa is always free. A ticket is required for admission. Tickets can be ordered in advance, or on the day of your visit, at or at (310) 440-7300. Parking is $15 per car. Groups of 15 or more must make reservations by phone. For more information, call (310) 440-7300 (English or Spanish); (310) 440-7305 (TTY line for the deaf or hearing impaired). The Getty Villa is at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California.

Additional information is available at
Sign up for e-Getty at to receive free monthly highlights of events at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa via e-mail, or visit for a complete calendar of public programs.

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