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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 Level Members and Above

Members’ Orientation
March 23, Saturday, 9 a.m.
Gain an insider’s view of The Huntington and its history during a special guided tour. Reserve

Events for Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

Members’ Discovery Program and Tour - Winter in the Desert
Jan. 18, Friday, 8–10:30 a.m. 
Explore the fascinating ways that desert plants prepare for the wintertime. Join The Huntington’s Jim Folsom, Marge & Sherm Telleen/Marion Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, and John Trager, Curator of Desert Gardens and Collections for a presentation followed by an opportunity to self-tour the Desert Garden. Comfortable shoes are recommended; morning refreshments will be served. Reserve

Events for All Members

Members’ Plant Sale
April 26–28 , Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Members shop early for the best selection of plants during our popular Spring Plant Sale. The event opens with an exclusive Members’ shopping opportunity all day Friday and continuing Saturday until 1 p.m. Afterward, the sale is open to all Huntington visitors through Sunday. Members also receive an extra 10 percent discount in the Huntington Store, valid April 26-29.

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' Summer Evenings - On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to stroll the gardens and enjoy music and casual dining after public hours.
  • Founder's Day Lecture - The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by The Huntington President.
  • Members' Open House - As a special thank-you for their support, Members annually enjoy exclusive presentations and activities.
  • 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.
  • Quarterly Lectures and Previews - 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.

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