Plan Your Visit
Parking is Free
There are two entrances: Oxford Road and Allen Ave. Handicap parking is conveniently located near the entrance. Bicycle racks are also available near the entrance.
Anything Off View Today?
The Desert Garden Conservatory is currently closed while we update it with accessible paths, viewing windows and new displays.
Bicycle racks are available near the entrance.
All buildings and most garden areas are accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.
Food and Picnicking
Food and Picnicking is not allowed on the grounds. See Dining for onsite options, or if you bring food, you may enjoy it on the patio at admissions, or picnic tables near the Store.
Lockers are available near admission windows, large items such as luggage may be checked at reception.
The Huntington is a smoke-free environment.
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 in the Gardens
Painting in the gardens is permitted for members of the Gardens Art Guild, open to amateurs and professionals. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-3504.
Please help us preserve the environment of The Huntington by observing the following:
- 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
Bus Reservations for Groups
School or tour groups arriving by bus must make reservations in advance by calling 626-405-2240. Please note that all buses and trucks must use a specified route for entering The Huntington from the north. Violators may be cited.
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 facebook.com/SGVmosquito
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. But, like any wild animal, they should be viewed with caution. We know of no instances in which coyotes, primarily nocturnal, have acted aggressively toward Huntington visitors or staff. However, as a safety precaution we have found it necessary to engage a private animal control firm in a regular program to have them removed from the property. If you see a coyote on the Huntington grounds, please alert one of our security guards. Do not attempt to approach or feed the animal.