Member Events


In addition to a year of unlimited free admission to The Huntington, Members also receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions, seasonal plant festivals, educational lectures, and much more!


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Members’ Evening Garden Strolls at The Huntington

Members’ Evening Garden Strolls at The Huntington

Evening added: Sunday, August 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, July 19, and Friday, August 14, 5:30-8 p.m.

Members enjoy a special time to stroll the gardens after public hours. All gardens will be open, including the Conservatory for Botanical Science and the Children's Garden. The Mapel Orientation Gallery, the Huntington Store, the new Cafe, and the Coffee Shop will be open in the Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center. Members are welcome to bring guests with guest passes. Guests must be accompanied by a Member. No reservations are required. Events held rain or shine.

*Please note the art galleries and the Library will be closed during evening hours, and no picnicking is allowed for this event.


EVENTS FOR UPPER LEVEL MEMBERS Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Fellows


Members Summer Evenings

Members’ Summer Evenings 2015

June 20, July 18, August 1 & 15, (Saturdays) 5:30-8 p.m., Music and Picnicking

Bring a blanket or chairs, family and wine, and picnic in a designated area. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own picnic or explore dining options at the Café. The Coffee Shop will be open, offering gelato, specialty coffees, and ready-to-go salads, sandwiches, and baked goods. Events held rain or shine.



June 20: Members of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra – Schubert’s Octet in F major for winds and strings, described by critics as “purest Schubert”, “gloriously melodic”, and “romantically lush.”

July 18: Mora’s Ragtime Orchestra – repertoire from the late 1890s to the 1910s, including classic rags, popular songs, marches, tangos, and waltzes.

August 1: Inka Kings – Their “New Music from the Andes” combines Andean music with Caribbean and tropical elements

August 15: Pasadena Symphony – selections from their classical repertoire.


EVENTS FOR PREMIER LEVEL MEMBERS Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Fellows


Summer Quarterly Event – “An Evening in the Gallery”Summer Quarterly Event – “An Evening in the Gallery”

Wednesday, August 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Huntington Art Gallery

Join Melinda McCurdy, Associate Curator of British Art, on the Huntington Gallery Loggia for brief informal talks about the concurrent exhibitions “Velvet Paintings: 18th-Century Pastels” and “British Works on Paper, 1914-1948” on display in two separate, intimate spaces within the gallery. Also included are docent-led tours, live music, and a reception.



Fall Quarterly Event – Mid-Autumn Moon CelebrationFall Quarterly Event – Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration

Tuesday, September 29, 5:30-9 p.m.

Chinese Garden

The full moon in the autumn sky symbolizes reunion and togetherness, and it presides over one of the most important celebrations of the year in Chinese tradition. The Huntington will mark the occasion with its annual Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration with music, cocktails, teas, and authentic Asian cuisine in the beautiful setting of Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園 the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.


Good food is central to any celebration, and there will be many delicious options available at stations throughout the garden. Participating restaurants include Bird Pick Tea and Herb, Chengdu Taste, Choza 96, Copa Vida, Fluff Ice, Haidilao Hot Pot, Luscious Dumplings, Maison Akira, New Fusion, Pine & Crane, Roy’s of Pasadena, and many more.


Among the evening’s highlights will be excerpts from Dream of the Red Chamber, playwright Henry Ong’s English-language stage adaptation of the classic Chinese novel.


Annual Member Events


Members' Spring Preview Plant Sale

Members shop early before the sale opens to the public. Choose from a wide variety of rare and unusual plants and proven favorites.  Members’ invitations include a coupon for an additional 10% discount in the Bookstore & More valid on the day of the plant sale.


Members' Summer Evenings

On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to stroll the gardens and enjoy music and casual dining after The Huntington has closed to the public.


Founder’s Day Lecture

The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by Huntington President Steve Koblik.


Members’ Open House

As a special thank-you for their support, Members annually enjoy exclusive presentations and activities.


Holiday Shopping Day

Each December enjoy holiday programming and a boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures made by local artisans.


Exhibition Previews

All members receive special invitations to preview new exhibitions before they open to the public.


Quarterly Lectures and Previews

Affiliate through Benefactor Members are invited to attend quarterly lectures and exhibitions. Lecture subject correlates with Huntington exhibitions, and times vary from afternoon to evening.

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