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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 All Members

Exhibition Preview: Nineteen Nineteen
Friday, Sept. 20, 12–4 p.m.
Members are invited to preview this major Centennial exhibition that examines landmark events of 1919, the year of the institution’s founding. Boone Gallery.

Events for Contributor Level Members and Above

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

Events for Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

Exhibition Preview: Nineteen Nineteen
Friday, Sept. 20, 6–9 p.m.
Members at the Premier Levels can enjoy an evening preview and reception to mark the opening of one of the keystone events in the institution’s yearlong Centennial Celebration. Invitation to follow.

Fall Premier Event - Strange Science: Other Worlds and Outer Limits  
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6–9:30 p.m. 
Explore strange worlds and shadowy galaxies with exciting lectures, library displays, food truck fare, alien elixirs, and lots of intergalactic fun. (Age 21 and up.) Invitation to follow. More

Events for Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

Discovery Program - A New Lens: Contemporary Takes on The Huntington’s Collections  
Friday, Oct. 4, 8–10:30 a.m. 
Christina Nielsen, the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections, is joined by art, library, and botanical curators for a discussion of recent Huntington exhibitions by living artists that show how our historic collections continue to inspire contemporary practice and welcome new audiences. The presentation in Rothenberg Hall will be followed by an opportunity to self-tour the Centennial exhibition, “Nineteen Nineteen.” Refreshments will be served. Reserve

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 StrollsEnjoy 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 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.
  • 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.

General admission tickets may be purchased onsite at the time of your visit, or online, and include all exhibitions, galleries, and gardens.