Resources for Teachers


Education is a priority at The Huntington. We aim to help teachers use The Huntington's extensive resources to augment and complement their classroom curriculum, and to meet local, state, and national academic standards in a variety of subjects. Our programming for teachers includes field trips, workshops, institutes, and online lesson plans and other materials.


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An Evening for Educators

"Blue Boy" 

Nov. 1, 2018, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. 

Come and explore the intersections among art, primary sources, and science. This evening for educators will give teachers an understanding of the conservation processes underway with Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy at The Huntington. Teachers will have an opportunity to learn from Huntington curators and participate in hands-on activities to inspire lessons for science, history, English, and art. Free event. Space is limited.

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Summer Institutes

Summer Teacher Institutes 

Both programs are now full. Applications are no longer being accepted for 2018.


This summer, two intensive teacher institutes offer a unique chance for educators to work with scholars, curators, and The Huntington’s diverse collections. The program is designed to prepare educators to inspire their students in the classroom using primary source materials and allows teachers an opportunity to connect with one another. Stipends available for this program. Lunch included each day.




Getting Your Green ThumbFrom the Ground Up: School Gardening

From the Ground Up: School Gardening is a ten-session professional development course for K-12 educators. Learn more and apply


Educational Resources

Can't visit The Huntington in person? Check out our interactive resources and lessons plans to support classroom teaching.



School Programs

School Programs

The Huntington offers several different school programs free of charge. These programs run in the morning Wednesdays through Fridays and are led by volunteer docent educators who guide students in interactive explorations of The Huntington's treasures. Learn more about School Programs.


Registration for 2017-2018 School Programs is now full. See School Programs for instructions on joining the wait list.


About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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