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Art Odyssey/Odisea de Arte

Date: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Museum galleries
Admission: Free with your advance, timed ticket to the Getty Villa. Each Villa ticket allows you to bring up to three children ages 15 and under with you in one car. Click the "Get Tickets" button below to book tickets online.

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Get creative with your kids in Art Odyssey! This 45-minute gallery program for families combines a tour, an art lesson, and lots of family teamwork. También ofrecida en español.

A gallery teacher will lead you and a small group of other families in exploring a group of artworks. You might learn about mythical monsters; hear tales of the gods and goddesses of the ancient world; meet the mightiest of men, Hercules; or discover the daily lives of ancient Romans. Then you'll use what you see as inspiration for fun hands-on activities.

After your Art Odyssey, your gallery teacher will suggest other family-friendly ways to explore the art on view, so that your and your family can have a great day at the Getty Villa.

Sail the High Seas: June 6–September 6
During the summer weekend program ArtQuest!, Art Odyssey tours will whisk your family away on a journey through the ancient world, exploring trade and travel on the Mediterranean Sea. You'll follow the quests of heroes through treacherous waters filled with monsters, or learn about the real challenges faced by ancient traders traveling in hand-made boats across often stormy seas. ArtQuest! is offered Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from June 6 to September 6, 2009. Learn more about ArtQuest!

How to Participate
Sign up at the Tour Meeting Place outside the Museum Store beginning 15 minutes before the start of the tour. The program is geared for families with children ages 5 and up.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

More Family Fun!
There's more free fun in store for families at the Getty Villa and the Getty Center. See Tips for Families for all kid-friendly programs.

Art Odyssey