Member Programs and Events
In addition to a year of unlimited free admission, Members also receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions, seasonal events, educational lectures, and much more!
Events for Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, and Benefactor
Members’ Orientation Series - In the Know: Henry Huntington as L.A.’s Futurist
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. | Zoom lecture
Join Randy Shulman, vice president for Advancement and External Relations, live online for an in-depth exploration of how Henry Huntington's love for Southern California inspired him to lay the groundwork for Los Angeles to become a center for art and culture. Gain an insider’s view of the Huntingtons and how they transformed their personal collections of rare books, fine art, and living plants into a world-renowned research institution and cultural destination for visitors of all ages and interests. Reserve
Events for Supporting, Patron, and Benefactor
Members’ Chinese Garden Expansion Preview: Beyond the Bridges in Liu Fang Yuan
Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 7 & 8, 4:30–6:30 p.m. | RESERVATIONS FULLY BOOKED
Huntington Members are invited to a preview of the recently completed expanded outdoor areas of Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, at an evening stroll. Originally opened in 2008, the Chinese Garden has been expanded from its initial 3.5 acres to 15 acres, becoming one of the largest classical-style Chinese gardens in the world. Attendance is limited, and advance ticket reservations are required.
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' Twilight Garden Strolls - Enjoy a lovely stroll in the gardens after hours on selected dates during the summer. Dine in the 1919 café or pick up grab-and-go fare in the Red Car coffee shop.
- Members' Summer Evenings - On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to walk in the gardens and enjoy casual dining after public hours.
- Founder's Day Lecture - The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by The Huntington President.
- 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.
- Premier Events - 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.