Family Festival and new Children’s Shop at Getty

The Getty opens a new, expanded Children’s Shop at the Getty Center this week, featuring fun and imaginative items for kids of all ages.

Located on the Plaza Level of the West Pavilion in the Getty Museum, the Children’s Shop contains books, art kits, puzzles, activities, toys, videos, games and apparel for infants to tweens.

To celebrate the new store, visitors to the Getty Center’s daylong Family Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2012 can have their pictures taken with the store’s favorite plush toy, Gabby the Giraffe, and commemorate their visit with a special giraffe hand stamp.

At the Family Festival, delve into the world of celebrity, image, photography, and Los Angeles, inspired by the exhibitions Herb Ritts: L.A. Style and Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity. Design a magazine cover with a photo of you as the featured celebrity, learn how to vogue like Madonna, and dance to the sounds of Los Angeles at the close of the 20th century.


The Family Festival is June 9, 2012, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.


The Getty Center and the new Children’s Shop are open on Saturday until 9 p.m.

About the Getty.

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:

From June 1–September 21, 2012, the Getty Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday 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 Fridays, 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.


Additional information is available at their official site.

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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