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School Programs

The Huntington offers virtual and in-person school programs. Huntington Comes to Class virtual programs continue through fall semester 2021. Students can experience The Huntington in person with the new Wellness Walk. Registration for fall 2021 programs is now closed.


In-person/On-site Programs: Wellness Walk – New Program!

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.
  • Tours will accommodate 15 to 40 students
  • Each tour is 60 minutes
  • Tours will run rain or shine
  • Bus funding is available
  • Masks are required for all visitors in this program 

Please note all docent and teacher-led tours and Home School Mondays have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19.

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, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
• 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

The Huntington Framework:

  • Observe & Describe—What do you see?
  • Explain & Interpret—What does it mean to you?
  • Reason with Evidence—What makes you think that?
  • Wonder & Question—What questions do you still have?


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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: The Wellness Walk begins at 10 a.m. Plan to arrive between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. to allow time for check-in, greetings, and instructions. Tour is 60 minutes.

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 The Huntington Comes to Class school program?

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


Can I bring multiple grade levels to The Huntington Comes to Class?

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 program while it is in session?

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



Interactive Virtual Tours & Resources

Standards-aligned resources and activities for teachers to use and share with students


Teacher Resources

Enrich your teaching with access to free online tools, sample lesson plans, school program visits, and more


Contact Us

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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