two children playing in a fountain

Kids and Families

There's so much to discover!

Kids and families learn from "the real thing" at The Huntington, be it a personal letter in George Washington's own handwriting, a priceless 18th century cabinet with secret compartments, or a strange carnivorous plant that eats bugs.

  • The Conservatory houses interactive exhibits designed to engage children and families in a wonder-filled scientific exploration of plants.
  • The Children's Garden is a whimsical space for youngsters to explore the green world and develop a lifelong appreciation for nature.  
  • Youth and Family Programs include workshops, preschool series, weekend festivals, and even week-long day camps.
  • A variety of meal and snack options are available at 1919 Cafe for our littlest guests. 
  • And while mothers and caregivers are welcome to nurse, bottle-feed, or pump wherever they feel comfortable at The Huntington, the Nursing Mother's Room provides a private, accommodating space. 
Girl reading book
Story Time
The Funtington logo and a fruit pizza
The Funtington
Blue palette
Creativity Lab
Children's Garden
kids painting
Kids Classes and Workshops
Exterior view of the Conservatory
child eating a sandwich
Kids Dining
Family Events
child holding up painting
Explorers Club
The Funtington: Family Fun with The Huntington

Museum Manners

  • Check large backpacks in free lockers
  • Leave food, drinks, and strollers outside galleries
  • Keep a safe distance from the art
  • Use soft voices and slow feet in the galleries
  • Help protect the plants by not picking flowers, leaves, or fruit

Tips for Visiting

  • Prepare for your visit with our Social Narrative for visitors on the Autism spectrum
  • Pick up a Visitor Guide when you arrive to see stroller-friendly paths

Kids Dining

1919 Cafe open for grab-and-go items, snacks, and beverages