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Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center NOW OPEN

Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center

What's New?

The beautiful new entrance complex features six and a half acres of gardens and 52,000 square feet of new facilities for lectures, conferences, classes, meetings, and visitor amenities. Underneath the complex, 42,000 square feet of underground space has been added for collections and institutional storage.

 

Coffee Shop

Nestled between the welcoming admission and member windows, the new Coffee Shop offers specialty coffees, tea, and other hot beverages, along with Italian gelato and light refreshments. Enjoy a cappuccino in the Avery and Andy Barth Family Grove, a shady and welcoming garden with patio seating.

 

Huntington Store

Twice the size of its predecessor at 5,000 square feet, the Huntington Store highlights items that are luxurious, whimsical, beautiful, and unique in an airy central space with a vaulted sky-lit ceiling surrounded by eight thematic rooms.

 

Café

The Huntington’s newest dining destination features indoor/outdoor seating for 300, expansive garden views, and a delicious range of options, including brick-oven pizza, salads, sandwiches, and more.

Left: Cafe, center: Coffee Shop gelato, right: Avery and Andy Barth Family Grove

Celebration Garden

At the southernmost end of the complex, terraced beds of colorful seasonal blooms and a stone-lined water runnel provide an elegant transition to the historic heart of the estate.

 

Mapel Orientation Gallery

First-time and returning visitors can get an introduction to The Huntington, plan their visit, and share their own impressions in this interactive and dynamic space.

Left: Rothenberg Hall, right: Mapel Orientation Gallery

Rothenberg Hall

A 400-seat auditorium with exceptional acoustics and audiovisual capabilities hosts lectures, conferences, concerts, and performances. Check the calendar for upcoming events.

 

The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court

A focal point of the complex with its distinctive 36-foot-high glass dome, the Garden Court serves as an attractive setting for events as well as an indoor/outdoor lobby for Rothenberg Hall.

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Other features include:

Frances and Sidney Brody California Garden

A long, olive-lined allée forms the axis of the entire complex, leading visitors in toward the gardens through a landscape of California natives and adaptive plantings.

 

June and Merle Banta Education Center

Four classrooms and a central courtyard serve a variety of educational needs for school groups, teachers, docents, and others.

 

Haaga Hall

This 5,000-square-foot multipurpose room can be configured as one large space or two smaller rooms to accommodate botanical shows, dinners, and other educational and donor events.

 

Stewart R. Smith Board Room

A meeting space for The Huntington’s volunteer leadership.

 


More

Read more about the project in the Press Room and on VERSO and even watch a timelapse video of the project from beginning to end.

 

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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