School Programs

The Huntington offers virtual and in-person school programs. Huntington Comes to Class virtual programs continue through winter and spring 2022. Students can experience The Huntington in person through a Wellness Walk or two new docent-led programs. All programs are free and available for grades K–12.

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In-person/On-site Programs

New docent-led programs!

The Huntington is delighted to offer two new docent-led program choices: Nature and Art and Identity and Community. Programs are built around the theme and invite students to look, reflect, and discuss sculpture, decorative arts, prints, paintings, and gardens throughout The Huntington's collection. All students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding through dialogue, drawing, movement, and writing.

  • Themed programs are offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Program begins at 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
  • Each program will accommodate 15 to 40 students
  • Each program is 90 minutes
  • Programs run rain or shine
  • Bus funding is available
  • Masks are required for all visitors in this program
  • All students receive a School Programs Booklet and pencil 

Nature & Art
Docents will lead students through conversations on how we are connected through nature and art.  On this tour, docents will use strategies with students to look, reflect and discuss paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and gardens throughout The Huntington’s collection.  By the end of this tour students will have explored how nature can be presented through art to display beauty, to understand environments, and to present possibilities. Students will demonstrate their understanding through dialogue, drawing, movement, and writing.

Identity & Community
Docents will lead students through conversations on how an artist’s choices reflect not only their personal identity but also the identity of their community. On this tour, docents will use strategies with students to look, reflect, and discuss sculpture, decorative arts, prints, paintings, and gardens throughout The Huntington’s collection. By the end of this tour, students will have explored how art has and can express identity. Students will demonstrate their understanding through dialogue, drawing, movement, and writing.

Wellness Walk
Wellness Walk is an in-person tour at The Huntington on Monday mornings. Huntington Education staff will lead your class on a walk through several of the gardens and present engagement strategies that focus on attention to the present, utilizing the senses, and experiencing calm in beautiful spaces.

  • Wellness Walk begins at 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.
  • Tours will accommodate 15 to 40 students
  • Each tour is 60 minutes
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • Bus funding is available
  • Masks are required for all visitors in this program
  • All students receive a School Programs Booklet and pencil

Virtual School Programs: The Huntington Comes to Class

Huntington Education staff will deliver the program to your students in a live learning session via the platform used by your school district. All programs engage students in The Huntington’s primary sources, encouraging inquiry and conversation. The Huntington Comes to Class is an interactive experience, so students will enjoy drawing, writing, movement, and other activities.

• Available Tuesdays only
• Each program is 45 minutes
• Programs intended for one class between 15 and 40 students
• Programs available between 9 a.m. and noon
• Facilitated by Huntington Education staff
• Teachers must be present, with their camera on to monitor student engagement and conduct

Programs

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California State Standards for School Programs

Common Core State Standards- English Language Arts

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own ideas clearly and persuasively
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally

California English Language Development Standards

  • ELD.PI.K-12.1 Exchanging information and ideas with others through oral collaborative discussions on a range of social and academic topics
  • ELD.PI.K-12.3 Offering and supporting opinions and negotiating with others in communicative exchanges
  • ELD.PI.K-12.5 Listening actively to spoken English in a range of social and academic contexts
  • ELD.PII.K-12.6 Connecting ideas

College, Career & Civic Life (C3)

  •  D2.Civ.7.K-3 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12 Apply civic virtues and democratic principles when participating in school/community settings/when working with others

Preparing for Your School Program Visit

Frequently Asked Questions

What time will the program begin?

In-person/On-site Programs: Onsite programs will begin at the time you choose: 10:00am or 10:30 am. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before to allow time for check-in, greetings, and instructions.

Virtual Programs: To accommodate different school schedules, programs are available between 9 a.m. and noon. All programs are 45 minutes.

 

What is the teacher’s role during the program?

In-person/On-site Programs: Teachers must be present and should bring enough adult chaperones for the number of students attending the program. Teachers and chaperones must keep students focused and engaged in the activity and discussion during the program.

A minimum chaperone-to-student ratio of 1:10 and a maximum ratio of 1:4 is required. This will ensure proper student guidance during the tour, while also respecting the space at The Huntington.

Virtual Programs: To promote a safe and enjoyable learning experience for all, teachers must be present with their camera on throughout the program. Teachers are responsible for monitoring student behavior and any chat functions on the platform.

 

What can teachers do to prepare students for their learning experience?

Teachers can prepare their students by reviewing our Huntington Code of Conduct with students, watching the pre-visit video, and enjoying the Close Looking at The H videos.

 

How many students can participate in a school program?

Both virtual and in-person programs can accommodate 15 to 40 students.

 

Can I bring multiple grade levels to a school program?

The programs can accommodate mixed-grade classrooms, such as second- and third-grade students in one room, or a high school class composed of multiple grade levels.

 

After I request a program online, what is the next step?

Applicants will be notified on the date provided whether they are registered for a program or waitlisted. If you are registered for a program, you will receive pre-visit preparation material via email and will be asked to confirm your scheduled program.

 

Am I guaranteed a program after registering?

You are guaranteed a program after you have received a confirmation email. If registration requests exceed the number of program dates available, you will be added to the waitlist.

 

If I’m waitlisted for the program I requested, when will I find out if a date becomes available?

We will contact waitlisted groups as soon as we receive notification of a cancellation.

 

Can I take screenshots or record the virtual program while it is in session?

We do not allow screenshots or recordings by any participant in the program.

 

 

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School Program Sponsors

Edison International
Gardner Grout Foundation
Wells Fargo 
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Dan Murphy Foundation
Sahm Family Foundation
Ann Peppers Foundation
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Bank of America
East West Bank
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Bartlett Tree Experts
Compass Group
Trader Joe's Company
Associated Foundations Inc.
MATT Construction Corporation
Town & Country Event Rentals Inc.
Tiffany & Co.
The Walt Disney Company