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Hours and Admission

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every day but Tuesdays (closed).
Reservations strongly recommended for weekdays.




Senior (65+)


Military (active/ID)


Student (f/t ID)


Groups (15+ persons)


Youth (4-11)


Child (under 4)


College Card (f/t ID)




*Monday holidays are subject to weekend pricing.

Please note: The Huntington will close at 4 p.m. on July 10, 24, and 31 for a special event. Last admission check-in at 3:15 p.m.

Closed on the following holidays in 2022: Jan. 1 (New Year's Day), July 4 (Independence Day), Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Give the gift of admission: Purchase a visit for friends or family. 

What's Closed

• Select galleries in the Huntington Art Gallery (Thornton Portrait Gallery with The Blue Boy is open)
• Select galleries within the American Art Galleries:(Colonial to early 20th-century galleries, Ghetto Film School works, and “Borderlands” open)
• Rose Garden Tea Room (under construction until late 2022)
• Ranch Garden
• Mausoleum

Advance online timed entry reservations are required on weekends, Monday holidays, and Free Days for both visitors and Members. Weekday advance tickets are not required but are encouraged for faster check-in.

Safety Protocols

Updated March 4, 2022

  • COVID-19 vaccination strongly recommended.
  • Masks are optional outdoors and strongly recommended indoors but not required.
  • Call 626-405-2250 if you feel unwell during your visit for any reason and require assistance.

Please Respect Our Staff

We look forward to your visit. However, The Huntington will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from The Huntington and escorted off the property.


  • Weekend and Monday holiday advance online timed entry reservations are required for all visitors including Members.

  • Weekday advance tickets are not required, but strongly recommended. Excluding Monday holidays.

  • Upper level Member early entry advance tickets (8–10 a.m.) are not required, but encouraged for faster check-in.

  • Your ticket(s) is valid for your selected day. Tickets are non-transferable. Your ticket time is your earliest arrival time. Please arrive no more than 1 hour later. Check-in closes at 4:15 p.m.


  • Monthly Free Day tickets are released to the public the last Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. To maximize access to the public on Free Day, the first Thursday of every month, Member visitation is not permitted. Upper-level early entry is available to eligible Members from 8-10 a.m.
  • The Huntington does not offer discounts for AARP, AAA, AARM, NARM, ICOM, birthdays, or for local residents.
  • Free entry is granted to current or retired employees of other cultural institutions. Does not include public libraries, gardens, or universities. Advance reservations not required.
  • While we prioritize Member visits and provide our Members with the majority of weekend and Monday holiday access, we do make a portion of our tickets available for public access.

For questions about your tickets, or to rebook, email [email protected] or call 626-405-2124.

Things to Know Before You Go

Parking is Free

There are two entrances: Oxford Road and Allen Ave. Handicap parking is conveniently located near the entrance. Bicycle racks are available near the entrance.

Food and Picnicking

1919 Cafe, Red Car coffee shop, Freshwater Pavilion, and the Jade Court Cafe are open serving a delicious selection of fresh entrees and grab-and-go options, snacks, and beverages including wine and beer. A limited number of tables are available in the Garden Court and patio adjacent to the ticketing area, for picnicking. No outside alcoholic beverages. No picnicking is allowed in the gardens.

Security Bag Check

For your safety and improved security, please be aware that oversized bags and backpacks are checked as visitors enter for prohibited items such as drones, photography and sports equipment, gardening tools, weapons, etc.

Map of the Grounds

The Huntington is situated on 207 acres. In addition to the library and art galleries, 130 acres are maintained as botanical gardens for public enjoyment. The map of the grounds includes gardens, galleries, pathways, dining locations, restrooms, and other points of interest. Map of the grounds (pdf)

Free Wi-Fi

Enjoy wireless internet access in select areas throughout the grounds. Look for HEH Guest in your settings on your wireless device.

No Smoking

The Huntington is a smoke-free environment.

No Pets

Dogs and other pets are not permitted at The Huntington, with the exception of ADA defined service animals.

Photography and Filming

Photography and filming is permitted; restrictions apply.


Painting is permitted on the grounds but requires advance permission. Please contact Melanie Thorpe at [email protected]

College Card

The College Card is an admission pass that allows entry for one full-time undergraduate student, good for one year of free admission for just $36. Restrictions apply:

  • May only be purchased on-site, by the undergraduate full-time student, or
  • Email college/university I.D., expected graduation date, and proof of 12 units required (class schedule, transcript, or proof of attendance via printout or online portal accepted as verification) to [email protected] along with mailing address and phone number. (School email is required)
  • College Card is non-transferable.
  • General Admission ticket purchase may not be applied towards the purchase of a College Card.
  • College Card may not be applied towards the purchase of a Membership.
  • College Card is not a Membership and does not permit Membership event entry.

Tips for Visiting

Please help us preserve the environment of The Huntington by observing the following:

  • Protect against mosquitos; cover up with loose clothing and wear repellent
  • Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended for all garden areas
  • Bicycles, skateboards, or sports equipment are not allowed on the grounds
  • No radios or musical instruments
  • Do not remove plants, flowers, or fruit from the grounds
  • Do not feed the wildlife


The Huntington proudly recommends The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The official Hotel/Resort of The Huntington.


The Huntington encompasses 207 acres of land in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, amid a diverse botanical collection of rare plants, shrubs, and mature trees. While The Huntington does not function as a wildlife center, the lush landscape does provide a natural habitat for many birds – including red-shouldered hawks, California quail, Canada geese, and barn owls. Along with three different species of squirrels, it is not uncommon to see raccoons, possums, and, occasionally, coyotes on the property. Always use caution and do not approach wildlife.


Mosquito activity has been very heavy throughout the San Gabriel Valley this summer, including in our Jungle Garden. When outdoors, especially in garden areas, cover up with loose clothing and use insect repellent. More information is available at


Geese and their goslings are often spotted on the grounds. For our visitors' safety (and the safety of our feathered friends) if you see them, please do not disturb them and give them plenty of space. The goslings are indeed adorable, but please resist the temptation to approach them, as their parents can become quite aggressive if they feel threatened.


Koi fish are not native to The Huntington, however, they are very much a part of the Huntington experience, populating our Lily Ponds, Japanese Garden stream, and Chinese garden lake. Please do not approach or feed them, and keep a respectful distance.


Coyotes are part of the historic landscape of Southern California and have become established in large numbers in urban areas all over the Los Angeles basin. They were here long before the area was settled and typically remain timid even if seen out in broad daylight (in urban areas, they are mainly nocturnal). Like any wild animal, they should be viewed with caution. If you see a coyote on the Huntington grounds, please alert one of our security officers. Do not attempt to approach or feed the animal.

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Tips for Visiting

  • Protect against mosquitos; cover up with loose clothing and wear repellent
  • Bicycles, skateboards, or sports equipment are not allowed on the grounds
  • No radios or musical instruments
  • Do not remove plants, flowers, or fruit from the grounds
  • Do not feed the wildlife