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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Great for Kids: The Getty Villa, Part IV

The Getty Villa is a great place for kids.

We've been there several times as a family, and - trust me - if you have kids you'll want to spring for the $5 headsets. Worth every penny.

"Meet Herakles, the Super Hero of Ancient Greece" begins the narration especially designed for kids. Throughout the museum, our kids would tune into the specially designed kids' track on the headphones and listen along. In all honesty, I found the adult track of the same things a little dry and ended up listening to the kids version as well.

By the way, the entire museum was designed around this statue of Herakles (whom we know as Hercules).

The headsets made even little displays like this pottery behind glass interesting.

After lunch we turned in the headsets and headed over the "family room" - another real hit with our kids.

My son working on a Greek urn. Too bad the Greeks didn't have erasable markers. It would have made life so much easier.

My daughter working on a Greek urn as well. Hands on is always great with kids.

We were there on a Thursday. Weekends can be a bit more crowded.

Afterwards we explored the gardens. More on that in a bit.

© 2009


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this information. Very helpful to see what is available for children at the Getty Villa.