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Plan Your Visit - Get Tickets

NOTICE: The Huntington will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 for a special event.

• All gardens including the Children's Garden and Conservatory
• Studio for Lodging the Mind gallery: A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan
• Huntington Art Gallery Portrait Gallery only
• American Art Galleries: Colonial to early 19th-century galleries and Fielding wing only
• Library West Hall: What Now, Part 2 exhibition
1919 Cafe, Jade Court Cafe, and Red Car coffee shop
the Huntington Store

WHAT'S CLOSED (no date for reopening these spaces at this time)
• Huntington Art Gallery: except for the Thornton Portrait Gallery
• American Art Galleries: except Colonial to early 19th-century galleries and Fielding wing
• Library Exhibition Hall: except for the West Hall
• Rose Garden Tea Room (under construction until winter 2022)
• Mausoleum

Advance online timed entry reservations are required only 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.

Before You Arrive, Please Be Aware:

All visitors are required to adhere to the following protocols at all times:
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  • Effective Sunday, July 18, in accordance with the mandate from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding masks: All visitors regardless of vaccination status are required to wear masks indoors. (Children under age 2 are exempt.) Based on guidance from health authorities, masks with exhalation valves, vents, or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings at The Huntington. Vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals may go without masks outdoors.

  • Visitors are required to check themselves for COVID symptoms* prior to entry.
  • 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.


  • Tickets are released the last Tuesday of the month for the next month, and includes general admission tickets and Member reservations.
  • Weekend and Monday holiday advance online timed entry reservations are required for visitors, including Members.

  • Weekday advance tickets are not required, but encouraged for faster check-in. 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 or gardens. 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.

Hours and Admission

Open Wed.-Mon., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.
Closed July 4, Thanksgiving (Nov. 25), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Dec. 24 & 25), and New Year's Day (Jan. 1, 2022).




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.

Looking to purchase a visit for friends or family? Give the gift of admission.

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, and the Jade Court Cafe are open serving a delicious selection of grab-and-go options, snacks, and beverages including wine and beer. Credit or debit cards only; all dining facilities are temporarily cashless. 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 contact info. (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