| Why Should I Bring My Students to The Huntington?
No amount of studying from books or computer screens can substitute for seeing the real thing. Taking your students to a museum or garden is a wonderful way to encourage their appreciation for and understanding of our natural and cultural heritage. Huntington field trips aim to deeply engage students in their personal learning experiences and bring their studies to life.
The best field trips are well planned. We can help! Learn more about our Art Programs, Garden Programs, and Library Programs, or contact us at school programs or call 626-405-2127.
| Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE FIELD TRIPS?
All docent-led tours are provided at no cost to the schools. Schools who have participated
in the docent-led tour may continue their visit when we open to the
public at no cost if they have the proper number of chaperones.
WHAT TIME DO THE TOURS BEGIN?
All docent-led tours begin at 10 a.m. We ask that schools arrive at 9:30 a.m. to be able to begin by 10 a.m.
HOW MANY CHAPERONES DO I NEED?
We require one chaperone for every ten students. The adults must accompany the students throughout the visit and are responsible for the group’s behavior while visiting The Huntington. No more than one adult per four students will be allowed on the field trip visit. No infants, siblings or strollers are allowed during the docent-led tours.
ARE LUNCH FACILITIES AVAILABLE?
The Huntington has a small picnic area on the grass where students may eat lunch. There are no tables or seating. A protected lunch area is not available on rainy days. You will be sitting on the lawn; please feel free to bring a tarp if you have students with grass allergies or if you think the grass may be wet.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION ABOUT MY TOUR?
You will receive an email confirmation when your tour is scheduled. You will need to respond within 10 days to the email. A packet with further information regarding your visit will be mailed about a month before your visit. This will include a DVD with overview video and program-specific segments. The DVD also includes resources for teachers, including links to vocabulary words and lesson plans.
IS BUS FUNDING AVAILABLE?
The Huntington may be able to offer limited bus funding assistance for the 2014-15 school year. Please indicate your need for assistance on your registration form when booking your field trip.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
All tours are provided rain or shine. We will call if we need to cancel a garden tour because of torrential rain which makes it unsafe to walk in the gardens. A protected lunch area is not available on rainy days.
View our Art Programs, Garden Programs, and Library Programs, and then complete the School Programs Registration Form and mail to the address listed on the form.