Guest Tours

Lights, Camera, Los Angeles! Lights, Camera, Los Angeles!
Monday August 6, 9:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$65.00 per ticket
Embark on a comprehensive tour that focuses on this great city and how Angelino's have shaped it with experienced tour guides. The area around Hollywood and Highland is saturated with the history and nostalgia of Hollywood, so it's the perfect place to take a walking tour. Our high-tech tour will fit you with a headset that allows you to hear the "miked" guide over the noises of the city. You will relive the past and feel the experiences of the stars as you walk the path of the "Greats in Show Business" in a three block radius of downtown Hollywood. Continue your expedition to Los Angeles' downtown business district and the birthplace of the city by boarding special chartered transportation.

Treasures by the Sea Treasures by the Sea
Monday August 6, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
$45.00 per ticket
The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum. Dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria, the vast array of antiquities is arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War.

Exploring Santa Monica Exploring Santa Monica
Tuesday August 7, 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Pacific Park adventure: $50.00 per ticket
Biking or Blading: $60.00 per ticket
Shopping on Third Street Promenade: $35.00 per ticket
Seize the opportunity to explore what makes California exciting! Cruising the coast or pier or relaxing and recreating in the sand and surf is what brings tourists and Angelinos alike to beautiful Santa Monica. Our knowledgeable tour guides will direct you to whatever "tickles your fancy" in this city by the shore.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Wednesday August 8, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
$85.00 per ticket
You will be treated to a narrated excursion throughout Bel-Air and Beverly Hills that includes one of the mansions Beverly Hills is known for, the Greystone Mansion. The 18-acre gardens around it serve as a beautiful, quiet respite for visitors. Today you will have the opportunity to explore this hilltop location that offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city below. Finish the tour with a stroll around one of Los Angeles' most popular shopping venues, Rodeo Drive & Two Rodeo, in the heart of the Beverly Hills shopping district.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Wednesday August 8, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$80.00 per ticket
Spend the day touring the Warner Bros. Back Lot. You'll enjoy a personalized, behind-the-scenes look at the workings of one of the world's most famous movie and television studios. After this tour, you will leave with a better understanding of the film industry.

City of Roses City of Roses
Wednesday August 8, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
$55.00 per ticket
Driving along the streets of Pasadena, you will experience the magnificence of the "pride of California," enjoying a narrated tour on the shaded streets of what was once an Indian settlement now filled with palatial mansions. Your destination will be the beautiful Huntington Library, Gallery and Gardens. This 207-acre estate was formerly the home of Henry E. Huntington, pioneer railroad tycoon and philanthropist.

Technical Tours

California Institute of Technology Seismology Lab Tour
Wednesday August 8, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
$25.00 per ticket
(Ages 18 and older)
The Seismological Laboratory is the working environment of the people that study earthquakes. The tour will visit the Exhibit Center and the Media Room. You'll learn how scientists gather information, study earthquakes and use this information to understand the earth.

Viewing through Mount Wilson's 60-inch Telescope
Wednesday August 8, 7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
$75.00 per ticket; Maximum 25; Includes dinner;
(Ages 12 and older)
Reservations must be received by August 1
Enjoy a relaxing dinner followed by a visit to Mount Wilson's Observatory's 60-inch telescope. Built in 1908 by Observatory founder George Ellery Hale, it was the world's largest operational telescope until Hale went on to complete the 100-inch telescope in 1918. Among the many important discoveries from the 60-inch telescope was Harlow Shapley's revelation in 1918 that, contrary to the then-accepted view, the sun is very far away from the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The telescope offers an exceptional night-sky viewing experience as the telescope operator will have a list of interesting objects to observe and groups are welcome to bring their own lists.

Mt. Wilson's elevation is 5,700 feet and temperatures can be considerably lower than in Hollywood. Even in the summer, nighttime temperatures can be as low at 50F/10C (This tour is weather dependent, i.e. cloud cover, high winds, excessive airborne dust)

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour
Thursday, August 9, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$25.00 per ticket; Maximum 40;
(Ages 18 and older)
Reservations must be received by July 1
Enjoy a multi-media presentation on JPL entitled "Spirit of Exploration," which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments. Guests may also visit the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the In-Situ Instruments Laboratory.

Important Notes about NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour:
JPL requires that all U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, present official, government issued photo identification (driver's license or passport) before being allowed entry. All non-U.S. Citizens 18 years of age or older must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without proper identification will not be admitted to the Laboratory.
Please be advised that tours involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice, however wheelchairs cannot be provided. Don't forget to dress for the weather as the tour will proceed rain or shine!