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Admission to The Huntington During COVID-19
The gardens are open (galleries remain closed). All visitors, including Members must reserve tickets online in advance.
Update: Dec. 9, 2020 - Per L.A. County's revised health order effective Dec. 9, 2020, The Huntington's gardens are officially permitted to safely remain open to the public. The health order clarifies the critical role outdoor spaces play (p. 14), serving as an important resource for the community providing for outdoor respite and restoration during a very challenging time.
You'll notice a number of changes in alignment with LA County's health and safety protocols and requirements. Please follow them, knowing that we're working hard to keep both our staff and visitors safe during a period of great uncertainty. Thank You!
Important Notice for all Visitors
The Huntington has put in place a number of new protocols and processes to help ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. It is important that you read through this information in its entirety before your visit. We’re working hard to protect you in the midst of this pandemic, but we’ll need you to do your part, too!
Please do not visit The Huntington if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or COVID symptoms, if you are currently under isolation or quarantine orders, or if you have experienced any of the following symptoms in the last 10 days:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Not due to a chronic condition:
- Sore throat
- Recent loss of sense of taste or smell
- Muscle aches
Before You Arrive, Please Be Aware:
All visitors are required to adhere to the following protocols at all times:
All visitors to The Huntington, including Members, must pre-purchase or reserve an e-ticket.
- UPDATE: Cloth masks or face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times, by all visitors (children under 2 are exempt), and by all staff members, except when eating or drinking. Based on guidance from health authorities, masks with exhalation valves, vents, or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings at The Huntington. Masks with valves allow unfiltered exhaled air to escape and are an unsatisfactory form of source control in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
- Visitors and staff are required to pass a symptom screening with temperature check prior to entry.
- A physical distance of 6 feet between yourself and others is required and will be enforced; parties consisting of single households of 6 people or fewer may remain together; children must stay with adults at all times.
- If you begin to feel unwell during your visit you must contact one of our staff by calling 626.405.2250 and providing your location so that we can assist you.
- Credit or debit cards only; The Huntington is a temporarily cashless facility.
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.
Covid-19 Safety Measures at The Huntington
- Visitor capacity reduced and controlled at all locations.
- Indoor galleries as well as high-touch outdoor spaces, including the Children’s Garden and the Rose Hills Conservatory for Botanical Science are closed.
- Enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day; hand-sanitizer units stationed throughout the property.
- Lockers are not available.
- Bring water with you; water fountains are not available; bottled water is available for purchase.
- Wheelchairs are not available.
- Special Assistance Vehicle services are not available due to restricted occupancy and sanitation protocols. As you plan your trip around the 130 acres of public gardens, please plan accordingly.
In accordance with the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, physical distancing and wearing a face covering is required to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, even if all protocols are followed there are increased risks of exposure to COVID-19 any time you visit a public place. The Huntington, in alignment with the Los Angeles County Public Health Order, strongly encourages persons who have active or unstable pre-existing health conditions, to remain at home and not visit The Huntington at this time.
If you have any questions, please contact Visitor Services at [email protected] or 626-405-2124.
- Tickets are released every other Tuesday for the following 2 weeks and include general admission tickets and Member reservations. The next ticket release date is Tuesday, Jan. 26 at noon.
- Your ticket(s) are valid for your selected day. Tickets are non-refundable. Your ticket time is your earliest arrival time. Please arrive on time to avoid bottlenecks at admissions and help us keep our community safe.
- All Member Guest Pass holders require an advance reservation. Public guest passes are being accepted and require an advance reservation.
- 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 or gardens. Advance reservations required.
For questions about your tickets, or to rebook, email [email protected] or call 626-405-2124.
Student (f/t ID)
Child (under 4)
College Card (f/t ID)
*Monday holidays are subject to weekend pricing.
Looking to purchase a visit for friends or family? Give the gift of admission.
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
Effective Friday, Nov. 27 until further notice: No dining available on site in accordance with L.A. County COVID-19 restrictions:
- Any food brought from home must be eaten in your vehicle in the parking lot.
- All on site dining locations temporarily closed.
- No picnicking is allowed on the grounds.
- Please bring your own water.
Enjoy wireless internet access in select areas throughout the grounds. Look for HEH Guest in your settings on your wireless device.
The College Card is a digital card 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 contact info. (School email is required)
- College Card is non-transferable.
- College Card may not be applied towards the purchase of a Membership.
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 is not permitted on the grounds without advance permission. Please contact Melanie Thorpe at [email protected]
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
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 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.