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Lifelong Learning

The Huntington's education programs interpret the collections and promote life-long learning to a broad audience. Programs range from lively pre-school programs to intensive five-week teacher institutes and an array of programs for the general public.

 

Engaging Students

Each year, more than 20,000 school children experience The Huntington through school visits, facilitated tours and hands-on activities.

 

Collaborating with Teachers

The Huntington offers more than a dozen different programs, all addressing state and local education standards. The Huntington is also working with educators to help implement the Common Core education standards. Huntington educators have collaborated with classroom teachers to develop more than 75 lesson plans that highlight the collections; these are available online and serve schools nationwide. As many as 500 teachers a year participate in professional development activities that feature scholarly lectures and curriculum development.

 

Other educational resources online include interactive websites and introductory DVDs.

 

Welcoming the Community

The Education Division is always looking for new ideas for classes, lectures, and workshop offerings for youth, families, and adults. If you are a museum educator, teacher, or professor, we’d like to hear more about your work and consider proposals that support our mission to inspire lifelong learning through The Huntington’s collections. We are looking for independently contracted instructors for occasional programs in the following areas: preschool series (ages 3-5), children’s workshops (ages 7-12), and adult continuing education programs. Contact publicprograms@huntington.org


Lynda and Blaine Fetter

 

Educational Impact

When Catherine Allgor, the Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education, asked the Fetters about supporting a master educator with public school expertise, the Fetters knew immediately that the position would have enormous impact on The Huntington’s commitment to school programs. More

 


Changing the World, One Bus at a Time

 

Changing the World, One Bus at a Time

Since the 1960s, field trips to The Huntington have been a memorable part of the school year for countless children throughout Southern California. But did you know that 60 percent of the schools that visit The Huntington each year couldn’t afford to do so without The Huntington Bus Fund? More

 


Huntington U

 

Huntington U

If you have a thirst for knowledge, now’s the time to head “back to school” with Huntington U. Three college-level seminars taught by university professors get under way this fall in our popular continuing education series. These six-week courses feature lectures and lively discussions, but there are no papers to write and no final test. More

 


An Olympic Welcome

 

An Olympic Welcome

A group of Special Olympics delegates from Namibia, Singapore, and Tanzania received an enthusiastic welcome when they visited The Huntington in July. The athletes were in town for the Special Olympics World Games, held in Los Angeles July 25-Aug. 2. More

 


Mentoring Young Writers

 

Mentoring Young Writers

In May, The Huntington’s Education staff hosted a fiction writing workshop in collaboration with WriteGirl, an L.A.-based non-profit that provides one-on-one mentoring by professional authors for young women who aspire to be writers. More

 


The Bard Meets the Beatles

 

The Bard Meets the Beatles

In a performance held on the South Terrace of the Huntington Art Gallery, students from the East Los Angeles Performing Arts Academy at Esteban E. Torres High School wowed friends, family, and teachers with an outstanding production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” set to the music of the Beatles. More

 


Showcasing Creativity

 

Innovative Educational Partnerships Inspire Student-Designed Exhibits

For artists young and old, The Huntington is full of inspiration. And what better place to spark the creative muse than in the gardens? Students from three area schools were invited to create and exhibit works of art inspired by the gardens. More

 


Seeds, Soil, and Surprises

 

Seeds, Soil, and Surprises

Using the lens of Seeds, Soil, and Surprises, this suite of lessons is intended to help teachers and students develop the critical skill set needed to work successfully with primary sources across any subject matter and support Common Core State Standards.

 


California Missions

 

California Missions Website Supports 4th-Grade Curricula

The Huntington has developed an educational website related to the exhibition "Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions" based on California’s Common Core Standards in support of 4th-grade curricula.

 

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About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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