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’ Viewing: The Expansion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American ArtMembers’ Viewing: The Expansion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art

Saturday, July 19, 5:30–8 p.m.

Members have special evening hours to view the newly expanded Scott Galleries on the day they reopen. The additional 5,400 square feet provides five new rooms of permanent gallery space for nearly 100 more works of 20th century art. The expansion focuses on works made in the last century, with representatives of the Ashcan School, Social Realism, the Depression era, modernism, geometric abstraction, and pop art. The gardens will be open, including the Conservatory and the Children’s Garden.


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


Members' Summer Evenings

Members’ Summer Evenings

Sunday, June 22; Friday, July 18; Saturday, August 2; Saturday, August 16; 5:30–8 p.m.

Stroll the gardens in the cool of the evening, bring a blanket or chair and enjoy live music, with festival-style seating on the lawn. The gardens will be open 5:30–8 p.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own picnic or enjoy a prix fixe meal fresh off the grill for $15 (excluding beverage and dessert). Ice cream and beverage stations will also be available.  PROGRAM, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MENU   




Members’ Orientation:  Estate TourMembers’ Orientation:  Estate Tour 

Friday, August 22, 9–10 a.m.

Gain an excellent overview of the Huntington property when Huntington Estate Docents take Members on a special guided tour and share the story of how Henry and Arabella Huntington turned their San Marino ranch into a world-renowned cultural landmark. 



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


Premier Discovery Tour: "Archimedes"

Premier Discovery Tour: "Archimedes"

Friday, June 20, 10–11 a.m.

David Zeidberg, avery director of  the library, will host a tour and in-depth discussion on the exhibition Lost & Found:  The Secrets of Archimedes. Space is limited. Reservations required; please email or call 626-405-2124. 



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.

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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