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’ Holiday Shopping DayMembers’ Holiday Champagne & Shopping Day

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Shop for distinctive gifts in the Store and a holiday boutique while sipping a glass of sparkling wine. Stroll in the gardens until 4:30 p.m. More details.



Members’ Santa DaysMembers’ Santa Days

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 5 & 6, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bring your camera and take a holiday photo with Santa.

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


Upper Level Members’ Santa DayUpper Level Members’ Santa Day

Friday, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Santa will make an early appearance just for Upper Level Members. Bring your camera and take a memorable holiday photo with him.


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


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

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

Chinese Garden

Enjoy Chinese music, food stations, wine and tea bars, and desserts. 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, WP24 by Wolfgang Puck, and many more.


Among the evening’s highlights will be traditional and contemporary Chinese music by Spring Thunder Chinese Music Association, UCLA Music of China Ensemble, and Eastwest Entertainment. Excerpts from The Dream of the Red Chamber, playwright Henry Ong’s English-language stage adaptation of the classic Chinese novel, will also be performed.


Members receive complimentary, non-transferable admission for two to the Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration. You are welcome to bring guests for an additional fee. Please call the Membership office for details:  626.405.2124. Cocktail attire or Chinese dress suggested. Comfortable shoes recommended. Please respond by Monday, September 21, to or call 626.405.2124.



Advocating Inclusion: You Chung Hong’s Vision and Legacy for Chinese AmericaPremier Discovery Tour – Advocating Inclusion: You Chung Hong’s Vision and Legacy for Chinese America

Saturday, November 21, 9-10 a.m.

Library/West Hall

Join Li Wei Yang, curator of Western American History, for a tour and conversation on the exhibition, which explores Chinese American immigration in Los Angeles during the early 20th century.


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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