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The Huntington offers school programs free of charge for students K-12. Programs are held during morning hours and are led by docents.

School Programs

 

2018-19 School Program Descriptions Available Now!

 

Explore programs by collection:

Art Programs

Garden Programs

Library Programs

 

Download the 2018-19 School Program descriptions

Download the 2018-19 School Program calendar

 

School program registration for 2018-19 will begin on Monday, July 30th to Monday, August 6th.
Please check back in early July for instructions on how to register online.

 

Need bus funding?
The Huntington offers limited bus funding assistance. If you are apublic school, we can fund up to $500 dollars on a case-by-case basis towards your transportation costs. You will need to submit a Transportation Reimbursement Request Form and you can contact schoolprograms@huntington.org for more information.

Learning in the galleries

 

All school programs are:

  • facilitated with the Huntington Standard

  • 90 minutes in length

  • differentiated for all ages and abilities

  • guided by volunteer facilitators trained in K-12 informal education approaches and techniques

 

Huntington Standard

  • 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?

 

Explore current programs > ART  GARDEN  LIBRARY

 

 

 Frequently Asked Questions 

Hands-on learning in The Conservatory

WHAT IS THE COST FOR DOCENT-LED SCHOOL PROGRAMS?

All school programs are provided at no cost to school groups. Schools may continue their visit after their program at no cost, so long as they have the proper number of chaperones at no cost. Self-guided visits are available for teachers who wish to bring their students on field trips during regularly scheduled public hours. Regular admission fees apply. Guidelines and how to schedule a self-guided field trip.

 

Self-guided homeschool visits are also available at no cost on non-holiday Mondays during public hours. For guidelines and to schedule a visit, please contact schoolprograms@huntington.org.

 

WHAT TIME DO THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS BEGIN?
All docent-led school programs begin at 10 a.m. We ask that schools arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. to be able to begin promptly at 10 a.m.

 

WHAT IS THE SMALLEST GROUP THAT CAN PARTICIPATE IN A PROGRAM?
Groups must have at least 25 students to reserve a program (most of our programs will accommodate multiple classrooms.) If you are a homeschool group who cannot meet the 25-student size requirement, you can also visit on a Homeschool Monday visit. Self-guided homeschool visits are available on non-holiday Mondays during public hours. For Homeschool Monday guidelines and to schedule a visit, contact schoolprograms@huntington.org.

 

HOW MANY CHAPERONES DO I NEED?
We require one chaperone for every ten students. The adult chaperones 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 for the school program. No infants, siblings or strollers are allowed on docent-led school programs.

 

CAN I BRING MULTIPLE GRADE LEVELS TO A SCHOOL PROGRAM?
Yes, you can bring more than one grade level to a program but you must still meet the following requirements. For Kinder–5th grade school groups, you can bring up to two different grades on a field trip (e.g. 1st and 2nd grade or 4th and 5th grade). If you are a 6th–8th grade, you can up to three different grade levels. If you are a 9th–12th grade group, you can bring up to four grade levels. You must still meet the program-specific grade level requirements for each participating student.

 

ARE LUNCH FACILITIES AVAILABLE?
The Huntington has a picnic area located near the bus drop off where students may eat lunch. There is a limited amount of picnic tables/seating available. A protected lunch area is not available on rainy days. Students will need to leave lunches at the picnic area upon arrival, since food and drinks are not allowed on the grounds.

 

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER REQUESTING A PROGRAM DATE ONLINE?
After you have requested your preferred dates for your students online, you will be notified within two weeks letting you know if you are registered for a program or waitlisted for a program. You will receive pre-visit preparation material via email and asked to confirm your scheduled visit.

 

WILL I BE GUARANTEED A PROGRAM IN THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR SUBMITTING A REQUEST BETWEEN JULY 30 – AUGUST 6?
Unfortunately, no – we have far more teachers who would like to bring their students to the Huntington than we have available programs. All teachers who submit requests will be waitlisted if they are not granted a program.

 

IS BUS FUNDING AVAILABLE?
The Huntington offers limited bus funding assistance. If you are a public school, we can fund up to $500 dollars on a case-by-case basis towards your transportation costs. You will need to submit a Transportation Reimbursement Request Form and you can contact schoolprograms@huntington.org for more information.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
All library and art programs are provided rain or shine. Garden programs run on most rainy days and we provide rain ponchos to students. On rare occasions, we will cancel a garden program because of torrential rain which makes it unsafe to walk in the gardens. A protected lunch area is not available on rainy days. If rain is expected, please ensure students dress accordingly.

 

I WAS WAITLISTED FOR THE PROGRAM I WANTED – WHEN WILL I FIND OUT IF A DATE BECOMES AVAILABLE?
Dates become available when we receive cancellations from registered school groups. While we cannot predict when we will receive a cancellation, we will contact those on the waitlist for that program/date as soon as possible.

 

Please email schoolprograms@huntington.org if you have any questions or comments about School Programs at The Huntington.

 


List of Sponsors

The Huntington’s school programs are supported by our sponsors:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Bartlett Tree Experts

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Compass Group

East West Bank

Edison International

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation

Gardner Grout Foundation

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Margaret Mary and Owens Miller Charitable Trust

MATT Construction Corporation

Molina Healthcare, Inc.

Dan Murphy Foundation

Edward A. and Ai O. Shay Family Foundation

The Walt Disney Company

Wells Fargo

 

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