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 events, educational lectures, and much more!



Members’ Twilight Garden StrollsMembers’ Twilight Garden Strolls

July 7 (Saturday), July 22 (Sunday), August 5 (Sunday), 5:30-8 p.m.

Members enjoy a stroll in the gardens after hours on three evenings. Please note, the galleries and Library will be closed, and picnicking is not permitted during this event. Dining will be available at 1919 Café and Red Car Coffee Shop. The Huntington Store will be open. More event info and how to bring additional guests



Events for Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor

Members’ Summer EveningsMembers’ Summer Evenings

June 23 (Saturday), July 8 (Sunday), July 21 (Saturday), August 4 (Saturday), 5:30-8 p.m.

Members at the Contributor level and higher are invited to picnic, stroll the gardens, and enjoy outdoor musical performances after hours. Dine at 1919 Café, grab a snack at Red Car Coffee Shop, or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawn. (Don’t forget your blanket or chair.) Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Info on musical performances, picnicking, beverage options, and more




Members’ OrientationMembers’ Orientation

July 28, Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.

Gain an insider’s view of The Huntington and its history during a special guided tour.



Events for Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

monstPremier Members’ Fall Quarterly Event—Strange Science: Monsters in the Library

Oct. 30, Tuesday, 6-9:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s famous novel Frankenstein with exciting lectures, library displays, food truck fare, creepy cocktails, and lots of monstrous fun. (Age 21 and up.) Invitation only. 



Events for Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

mausoPremier Discovery Program and Tour

“A New Landscape: The Mausoleum Renovation Project”

Sept. 21, Friday, 8–10:30 a.m.

Discover the latest renovations to this iconic structure and how fresh landscaping is revealing new vistas surrounding it. Enjoy presentations by Rosa Lowinger, RLA Conservation of Art & Architecture Principal and Chief Conservator, The Huntington’s Catherine Hess, interim director of Art Collections, and Jim Folsom, director of the Botanical Gardens. Includes a walking tour of the Mausoleum site. Reservations:



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 Huntington Store 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 public hours.


Founder’s Day Lecture

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


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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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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