Plan Your Visit


Plan Your Visit

Reservations are not necessary to visit The Huntington (with the exception of Free Days). Tickets for admission may be purchased at the time of your visit. Parking is free.


Where to Begin?

Plan your day by visiting the Mapel Orientation Gallery, part of the new Education and Visitor Center, view a map of the grounds to identify galleries, gardens, and other highlights, or peruse our information guide.  Visitors Guide in Chinese


Things to Know Before You Go

Please help us preserve the environment of The Huntington by observing the following:

  • Food and picnicking is not permitted on the grounds, however there is a small area adjacent to the parking lot where you may eat food you have brought before you enter. Dining is available in our café or tea room.
  • No smoking; smoking is strictly prohibited in all locations by staff, visitors, volunteers, researchers, and vendors.
  • Mosquito activity has been heavy this season; cover up with loose clothing and wear repellent.
  • Pets are not permitted at The Huntington, with the exception of service animals.
  • Wheelchairs are available; advance reservations recommended.
  • Bicycle racks are available in the parking lot.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, or sports equipment are not allowed on the grounds.
  • Photography, filming, and painting is permitted at The Huntington; restrictions apply.
  • Please do not bring radios or musical instruments.
  • Please do not remove plants, flowers, or fruit from the grounds.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife
  • Wedding photography is allowed with advance reservations.


Bus Reservations for Groups

School or tour groups arriving by bus must make reservations in advance by calling 626-405-2240. Please note that all buses and trucks must use a specified route for entering The Huntington from the north. Violators may be cited.


Youth and School Group Supervision

School and youth groups are required to have at least one adult chaperone for every 10 children in the group. (In the Children's Garden and Conservatory, one adult for every FOUR children is required.) This is a safeguard against lost or injured children and helps prevent inappropriate behavior that might result in damage to the collections. Groups without adequate adult supervision will not be permitted to enter the grounds.


When visiting the Los Angeles area, The Huntington proudly recommends The Langham. The official Hotel/Resort of The Huntington.

The Langham

Wildlife at The Huntington

The Huntington encompasses 207 acres of land in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, amid a diverse botanical collection of rare plants, shrubs, and mature trees. While The Huntington does not function as a wildlife center, the lush landscape does provide a natural habitat for many birds – including red-shouldered hawks, California quail, Canada geese, and barn owls. Along with three different species of squirrels, it is not uncommon to see raccoons, possums, and, occasionally, coyotes on the property.


Mosquito activity has been very heavy throughout the San Gabriel Valley this summer, including in our Jungle Garden. When outdoors, especially in garden areas, cover up with loose clothing and use insect repellent. More information is available at


Geese and their goslings are often spotted on the grounds. For our visitors' safety (and the safety of our feathered friends) if you see them, please do not disturb them and give them plenty of space. The goslings are indeed adorable, but please resist the temptation to approach them, as their parents can become quite aggressive if they feel threatened.


Koi fish are not native to The Huntington, however, they are very much a part of the Huntington experience, populating our Lily Ponds, Japanese Garden stream, and Chinese garden lake. Please do not approach or feed them, and keep a respectful distance.


Coyotes are part of the historic landscape of Southern California and have become established in urban areas all over the Los Angeles basin. We know of no instances in which they have acted aggressively toward Huntington visitors or staff. There is no effort to eradicate coyotes from The Huntington. Wildlife management experts have provided education and outreach for our staff, volunteers, and neighbors regarding best practices for dealing with coyotes in urban and suburban areas. If you see a coyote on the Huntington grounds, please alert one of our security guards. Do not attempt to approach or feed the animal.

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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