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All New Huntington Explorers

 

Registration closed for Explorers 2015.

 

The Huntington Explorers returns July 13-July 31, 2015, for children ages 5-12. Join the Explorers as they embark on new adventures with an educational twist. Experience The Huntington’s collections through an investigative lens: from roaming the gardens for specimens to unravelling the mysteries in a painting among other exciting activities. The new format for 2015 allows for a variety of all-day explorations with instruction in the brand-new classrooms in the Education and Visitor Center. Weekly sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with each week highlighting different aspects of The Huntington’s collections. Sign up for one week, two weeks, or all three.

 

Fees
Huntington Members:
$350 /week

 

Non-Members:
$400 /week

 

Program fees include instructor-led classes, supplies, supervised lunch hour*, and a Huntington Explorers t-shirt.

 

*Participants should bring their own lunches and snacks.

 

Registration
Registration begins April 14, and will be by lottery. Applications may be submitted by mail or email beginning March 31.

 

To register:

 

    or mail to:
    The Huntington
    Attn: Huntington Explorers
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108

 

Once your application has been processed, confirmation will be sent by email within 1-3 days. If a session you have registered for is filled, your application will be put on a wait list, and you will be contacted if/when a spot becomes available. Payment will only be processed if you choose to accept placement.

 

Cancellation Policy
Please notify us as soon as possible if you must cancel your registration so we may release your child's spot to another participant. After June 30, no refunds will be granted.

 


Explorers Schedule

 

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 5 days a week. Four new subjects will be featured each week, with a class about each subject every day. Each day of the week we'll dig deeper into each subject, fun-filled classes, art projects, and outdoor explorations! Class schedule may vary based on children's age groups.

WEEK 1:  July 13-17
Schedule
Weekly Subjects
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9 -10:30 a.m.
 

Bookish Adventures

Bookish...Part 1 Bookish...Part 2 Bookish...Part 3 Bookish...Part 4 Bookish...Part 5
10:30 a.m.-noon
 

Fun with Food

Food...Part 1 Food...Part 2 Food...Part 3 Food...Part 4 Food...Part 5
noon-1 p.m.
 
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1-2:30 p.m.
 

Up Close with Plants

Up Close...Part 1 Up Close...Part 2 Up Close...Part 3 Up Close...Part 4 Up Close...Part 5
2:30-4 p.m.
 

Science Explorers

Science...Part 1 Science...Part 2 Science...Part 3 Science...Part 4 Science...Part 5

 

WEEK 2: July 20-24
Schedule
Weekly Subjects
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9 -10:30 a.m.
 

Journey to Japan and China

Journey...Part 1 Journey...Part 2 Journey...Part 3 Journey...Part 4 Journey...Part 5
10:30 a.m.-noon
 

Edible Gardens

Edible...Part 1 Edible...Part 2 Edible...Part 3 Edible...Part 4 Edible...Part 5
noon-1 p.m.
 
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1-2:30 p.m.
 

Bright Ideas

Bright...Part 1 Bright...Part 2 Bright...Part 3 Bright...Part 4 Bright...Part 5
2:30-4 p.m.
 

Storybook Mania

Story...Part 1 Story...Part 2 Story...Part 3 Story...Part 4 Story...Part 5

 

WEEK 3: July 27-31
Schedule
Weekly Subjects
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thurs
Fri
9 -10:30 a.m.
 

Discover the Library

Discover...Part 1 Discover...Part 2 Discover...Part 3 Discover...Part 4 Discover...Part 5
10:30 a.m.-noon
 

How Is it Made?

How...Part 1 How...Part 2 How...Part 3 How...Part 4 How...Part 5
noon-1 p.m.
 
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1-2:30 p.m.
 

Art en Plein-Air

Art...Part 1 Art...Part 2 Art...Part 3 Art...Part 4 Art...Part 5
2:30-4 p.m.
 

Under the California Sun

Under...Part 1 Under...Part 2 Under...Part 3 Under...Part 4 Under...Part 5

 


Descriptions

 

WEEK 1: July 13-17

 

Bookish Adventures
Instructor, Laura Moede
Open a book and embark on a literary adventure! Explorers will learn the art of storytelling - and even act out some of our favorite stories. Classes will also include art projects inspired by some of our favorite works of literature.

 

Fun with Food
Instructor, Emily Earhart
Get ready to uncover the many uses of edible items found in nature and other everyday items by turning fruits and veggies into paint or soap among other incredible transformations.

 

Up Close with Plants
Instructor, Naomi Fox
On walks through the Huntington’s gardens, young explorers will investigate seeds and flowers while older explorers will delve into the complex systems and structures of plants. Our observations will lead us to make vibrant paintings, clay forms, and mixed-media sculptures.

 

Science Explorers
Instructor, Janet Garcia
Venture into the world of space, land and water using The Huntington’s gardens and exhibits. Young Explorers will use their five senses to uncover secrets hiding all around us while older Explorers will learn new ways to interact with the dynamic world of science.

 

WEEK 2: July 20-24

 

Journey to Japan and China
Instructor, Laura Moede
Grab your “passport” as we take a trip to Japan and China. Through garden visits and art activities, Explorers will learn about these two distinct cultures and make some cross-cultural connections.

 

Edible Gardens
Instructor, Emily Earhart
With visits to areas such as the Herb Garden and the Ranch Garden, Explorers will learn how to turn basic ingredients into tasty cuisine and by the end of the week, everyone will create an edible garden to take home.

 

Bright Ideas
Instructor, Naomi Fox
Connecting science and art, we will investigate the physical properties of light and discover how artists observe and record light while visiting The Huntington’s galleries. Hands-on experiments and discussions will inspire the creation of our own paintings and drawings focusing on light and color.

 

Storybook Mania
Instructor, Jason Williams
Join us in creating our own original characters and stories inspired by the Huntington Library collection. Visits to the garden and galleries will help both new and experienced students fill their notebooks and sharpen their drawing and writing skills.

 

WEEK 3: July 27-31

 

Discover the Library
Instructor, Laura Moede
During our library explorations, we will learn how to read old maps, make our own Mark Twain style scrapbooks, and even create Shakespeare-inspired folios. Explorers will also learn about ephemera and discover the unique hobby of extra-illustrated books.

 

How Is it Made?
Instructor, Emily Earhart
From land to lunch box and back into rubbish, we’ll explore the different pathways of food and the part we play in each of these. Through food tastings and hands-on science and garden activities, Explorers will learn about recycling, composting, and ecosystems.

 

Art en Plein-Air
Instructor, Marion Eisenmann
Encounter a world of color, light and texture, and discover some of the impressionist artists, as we paint en Plein-air. Young artists will have an introduction to basic art instruction while older Explorers will sharpen their skills in shading and finer details.

 

Under the California Sun
Instructor, Punam Bhakta
Take a break from the heat and chill out in the classroom as we whip up tasty botanical treats that can be made to keep cool during the hot summer months. By the end of the week, all Explorers will create their own miniature garden to take home.

 


If you have further questions, please refer to our FAQ or contact the Explorers Office at 626-405-3530.

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