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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

CANCELED - Members’ Plant Sale
April 24–26, 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 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Afterward, the sale is open through Sunday to all Huntington visitors with admission.

Members’ Twilight Garden Strolls
July 12, July 26, and Aug. 14, 5:30–8 a.m.
Members enjoy a special time to stroll the gardens after public hours.

Events for Contributor Level Members and Above

CANCELED - Members’ Orientation
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9 a.m.
Gain an insider’s view of The Huntington and its history during a special guided tour.

Members’ Summer Evenings
July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, and Aug. 16, 5:30–8 p.m.
Members have a special opportunity to bring a picnic, enjoy live music, and explore the gardens after hours.

Events for Supporting, Patron, and Benefactor Level Members

CANCELED - Discovery Program: Collecting for the Library, Part 2
Friday, May 8, 7–9:30 p.m.
Co-curators Claudia Funke, Chief Curator and Associate Director of Library Collections, and Erin Chase, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Photography, talk about the exhibition, which explores recent trends in developing the Library’s collection.

Premier Spring Event: Over the Bridge of Verdant Mist: The Chinese Garden Expansion
Tuesday, June 23, 4–8 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the garden’s expansion. See new pavilions and courtyards, and explore the inaugural exhibition A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan in the newly built art gallery. Enjoy family activities, live music, dance performances, and Asian-inspired food and drink. 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.

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