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Admission to The Huntington During COVID-19

The Huntington is beginning a phased reopening; the gardens are now open (galleries remain closed). All visitors, including Members must reserve tickets online in advance.

You'll notice a number of changes in alignment with LA County's health and safety protocols and requirements. Please follow them, knowing that we're working hard to keep both our staff and visitors safe during a period of great uncertainty. Thank You!

Important Notice for all Visitors

The Huntington has put in place a number of new protocols and processes to help ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. It is important that you read through this information in its entirety before your visit. We’re working hard to protect you in the midst of this pandemic, but we’ll need you to do your part, too!

Please do not visit The Huntington if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID symptoms or if you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills

Not due to a chronic condition:

  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Recent loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches
  • Cough

Before You Arrive, Please Be Aware:

All visitors are required to adhere to the following protocols at all times:
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  • All visitors to The Huntington, including Members, must pre-purchase or reserve an e-ticket.

  • UPDATE: Cloth masks or face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times, by all visitors (children under 2 are exempt), and by all staff members, except when eating or drinking. Based on guidance from health authorities, masks with exhalation valves, vents, or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings at The Huntington. Masks with valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape and are an unsatisfactory form of source control in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Visitors and staff are required to pass a symptom screening with temperature check prior to entry.
  • A physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others is required and will be enforced; parties consisting of single households of 6 people or fewer may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times.
  • If you begin to feel unwell during your visit you must contact one of our staff by calling 626.405.2250 and providing your location so that we can assist you.
  • Credit or debit cards only; The Huntington is a temporarily cashless facility.

Covid-19 Safety Measures at The Huntington

  • Visitor capacity reduced and controlled at all locations.
  • Indoor galleries as well as high-touch outdoor spaces, including the Children’s Garden and the Rose Hills Conservatory for Botanical Science are closed.
  • Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day; hand-sanitizer units stationed throughout the property.
  • Lockers are not available.
  • Bring water with you; water fountains are not available; bottled water is available for purchase.
  • Wheelchairs are not available.
  • Special Assistance Vehicle services are not available due to restricted occupancy and sanitation protocols. As you plan your trip around the 130 acres of public gardens, please plan accordingly.

In accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, physical distancing and wearing a face covering is required to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, even if all protocols are followed there are increased risks of exposure to COVID-19 any time you visit a public place. The Huntington, in alignment with the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, strongly encourages persons who have active or unstable pre-existing health conditions, to remain at home and not visit The Huntington at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Visitor Services at or 626-405-2124.


  • Tickets for Oct. 21–Nov. 2 will be released Oct. 20 at noon and include general admission tickets and Member reservations.


  • Your ticket(s) are valid for your selected day. Tickets are non-refundable. Please note that your ticket time is your earliest arrival time.
  • All Member Guest Pass holders require an advance reservation. Public guest passes are being accepted and require an advance reservation.
  • The Huntington does not offer discounts for AARP, AAA, AARM, NARM, ICOM, birthdays, or for local residents.
  • Free entry is granted to current or retired employees of other cultural institutions. Does not include public libraries or gardens. Advance reservations required.

For questions about your tickets, or to rebook, email or call 626-405-2124.




Senior (65+)


Military (active/ID)


Student (f/t ID)


Youth (4-11)


Child (under 4)


College Card (f/t ID)




For questions about your tickets, or to rebook, email or call 626-405-2124.

Parking is Free

There are two entrances: Oxford Road and Allen Ave. Handicap parking is conveniently located near the entrance. 


Bicycle racks are available near the entrance. 

Food and Picnicking

1919 café is open serving a delicious selection of grab-and-go options, snacks, and beverages including wine and beer. 1919 café is open only for guests visiting the gardens with advance reservations. No picnicking is allowed on the grounds. If you bring food, there will be a limited number of outdoor tables available. No outside alcoholic beverages.

Free Wi-Fi

Enjoy wireless internet access in select areas throughout the grounds. Look for HEH Guest in your settings on your wireless device.

No Smoking

The Huntington is a smoke-free environment.

No Pets

Pets are not permitted at The Huntington, with the exception of ADA defined service animals.

Photography and Filming

Photography and filming is permitted; restrictions apply.

Tips for Visiting

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

  • Protect against mosquitos; cover up with loose clothing and wear repellent
  • Bicycles, skateboards, or sports equipment are not allowed on the grounds
  • No radios or musical instruments
  • Do not remove plants, flowers, or fruit from the grounds
  • Do not feed the wildlife


The Huntington proudly recommends The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The official Hotel/Resort of 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. Always use caution and do not approach wildlife.


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 large numbers in urban areas all over the Los Angeles basin. They were here long before the area was settled. But, like any wild animal, they should be viewed with caution. We know of no instances in which coyotes, primarily nocturnal, have acted aggressively toward Huntington visitors or staff. However, as a safety precaution we have found it necessary to engage a private animal control firm in a regular program to have them removed from the property. 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.

2020 COVID-19 Emergency Fund

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An unexpected pandemic and significant economic disruption caused The Huntington to be closed to all audiences in spring 2020. Please help us to care for the precious collections and continue essential operations during this challenging time. All contributions made on March 19, 2020 and beyond will be matched by Huntington Board Member J. Mario Molina. For every two dollars contributed, a match of one dollar will be added, up to $100,000. Donate

Canceled Events

The list below (also found on the calendar of events) reflect all canceled programming through June 30, 2020. This includes all lectures, classes, school programs, tours, and public and community programs and events.

Wednesdays through June 30
Music in the Chinese Garden

Saturdays through June 30
Ranch Open House

March 11, 2020
HuntingTots: PLAY Music
Lecture: Under Pressure: The Birds of America and the Paradox of Print

March 12, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare
An Introduction to Clivia
Historia Plantarum

March 13, 2020
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

March 14, 2020
Tai Chi
Drawing The Huntington
Family Program: Meet Me in the Garden
Family Curator Tour: Bonsai and Books
Clivia Show & Sale
Flower Arranging: Spring Floral Baskets
Children's Flower Arranging: Floral Baskets

March 15, 2020
Clivia Show & Sale

March 17, 2020
Talk: The Red and the Black: Hilton Als on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Painterly Universe
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Lifelines/Timelines

March 18, 2020
HuntingTots: PLAY Music
Beyond Anatomy: Medical Images and Notions of Disease

March 19, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare

March 21, 2020
63rd Annual Bonsai Show
Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party: Soil Searchers

March 22, 2020
63rd Annual Bonsai Show

March 23, 2020
Carnegie Lecture - Sky Full of Fireflies: Time-Domain Astronomy in the 2020s

March 24, 2020
Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica

March 25, 2020
HuntingTots: PLAY Music

March 26, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists
Village Life in Tokugawa Era Japan

March 28, 2020
Art Matters 2020: San Marino League Art Show
Family Drop-In Program - Art Studio: Drawing from Nature
Members’ Orientation

March 29, 2020
Art Matters 2020: San Marino League Art Show

April 1, 2020
Collecting the History of the West, the Pacific Rim, and California: A Centennial Reflection

April 2, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare

April 3, 2020
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

April 4, 2020
Shakespeare Day

April 5, 2020
Video Screening: Fragrant Rhythms: The Seasons of Liu Fang Yuan

April 9, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare

April 1011, 2020
Conference: Art and the Actuarial Imagination

April 12, 2020
Spring Brunch

April 13, 2020
Japanese Teahouse Tours
Carnegie Lecture - Building Astronomical Instrumentation for the Next Generation

April 14, 2020
San Marino Day

April 15, 2020
Painting with Nan Rae
The Wines of South America
Geographies of Reproduction: Marriage, Gender, and Race in the Early Atlantic World

April 16, 2020
Historia Plantarum
The Tale of Genji: Imaged and Reimagined

April 18, 2020
Alternatives to Citrus: Fighting Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing
Family Program: Meet Me in the Garden

April 21, 2020
Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Follow the Signs

April 22, 2020
Lecture: Auden and Isherwood: Their Religious Wars and Their Secular Harmonies

April 23, 2020
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists
Posies & Palates: Greene + Greens

April 2326, 2020
Spring Plant Sale (gardens and galleries remain open to the public)

April 2425, 2020
Conference: New Histories of Medical Technology

April 29, 2020
Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Sea: Exile, Art, and Poetry

April 30, 2020
Society of Fellows Preview: What Now, Part 2

May 1, 2020
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

May 2, 2020
Fiber Arts Day
Woven Tradition

May 4, 2020
Society of Fellows: Scholarly Scuffle

May 8, 2020
Members' Discovery Program: Collecting for the Library, Part 2

May 10, 2020
Mother's Day Brunch

May 11, 2020
Japanese Teahouse Tours

May 12, 2020
Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica

May 14, 2020
Demystifying the Art of Planting Design

May 1516, 2020
Conference: The Global Cosmos: Dislocation and Discontent in the Space Age

May 16, 2020
Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party: Paper Flower Fun

May 16, 28, 29, 2020
Chinese Garden-related special events* POSTPONED (gardens and galleries remain open to the public)
*While the Chinese Garden expansion will open to visitors as planned on May 30, specific events commemorating this milestone will be postponed.

May 18, 2020
Carnegie Lecture - Hubble’s Troublesome Constant

May 19, 2020
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Focus Gallery Tour

May 21, 2020
How to Read Chinese Calligraphy

May 27, 2020
Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

May 28, 2020
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists
Society of Fellows Preview: A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan

June 8, 2020
Japanese Teahouse Tour

June 11, 2020
Tropical Fruit Trees for the Backyard Orchard

June 12, 2020
An Evening Among the Roses

June 13, 2020
Family Drop-In: Ink-Credible Creations

June 16, 2020
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Discovering the New Horticultural Pavilion

June 17, 2020
Painting with Nan Rae

June 20–21, 2020
Father's Day Weekend

June 23, 2020
Premier Members' Event: The Chinese Garden Expansion

June 26, 2020
Early Bird Cactus and Succulent Sale

June 27–28, 2020
Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale

July 6-24, 2020
Explorers Summer Day Camp

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