Member Events


In addition to a year of unlimited free admission to The Huntington, Members also receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions, seasonal events, educational lectures, and much more!



Members’ Evening Garden StrollsMembers’ Evening Garden Strolls

June 25 (Sunday), July 16 (Sunday), and August 12 (Saturday), 5:30-8 p.m.

Huntington Members are invited to enjoy a stroll in the gardens after hours! Members do not need to RSVP, however, if you wish to bring guests ADVANCE TICKETS are required:
- Members may bring up to 4 guests for $10 per person (ages 12 and up)
- Guests tickets may be purchased online until 3:30 p.m. on event day

- Guests must be accompanied by a Member




- Adult named card holder plus second adult card holder or adult guest

- Member's children or grandchildren (no limit)


GUESTS (up to 4):  $10 EACH

Ages 12 and above (children under 12 free)


Please note the galleries and Library will be closed, and picnicking is not permitted during this event.
Dining will be available at 1919 café, and Red Car coffee shop. The Huntington Store will be open.


Visual VoyagesMembers’ Exhibition Preview - Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

Sept. 15, Friday, 12-4:30 p.m.

Members enjoy an opportunity to preview this extensive exhibition before the public—surveying the connections between art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century.


EVENTS FOR UPPER LEVEL MEMBERS (Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor)

Members’ Summer EveningsMembers’ Summer Evenings

June 24 (Saturday), July 15 (Saturday), July 29 (Saturday), and August 13 (Sunday), 5:30-8 p.m.

Members at the Contributor level and higher are invited to picnic, stroll the gardens, and enjoy outdoor musical performances after hours. Dine at the 1919 café, grab a snack at the Red Car coffee shop, or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawn. (Don’t forget your blanket or chair.) Music begins at 6:30 p.m.



June 24 (Saturday)
The Salastina Music Society String Quartet

World-class chamber music


July 15 (Saturday)
The Rockabillys

Family-friendly American rock ‘n’ roll from the ‘50s and ‘60s


July 29 (Saturday)
Irie Earth Band

Calypso, Caribbean, and steel drum music


Aug. 13 (Sunday)
L.A. Harptette

Concert harp quartet performing classical, Broadway, and original works.


Members’ OrientationMembers’ Orientation

July 22, Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.

An insider’s overview of The Huntington property, this special guided tour is led by Huntington Estate Docents. Rain or shine.


EVENTS FOR PREMIER LEVEL MEMBERS (Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows)

Visual VoyagesMembers’ Exhibition Preview - Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

Sept. 15, Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Members enjoy a wine reception and preview of the exhibition, described as the most important exhibition on the subject ever held in the U.S.




Strange ScienceMembers’ Fall Quarterly Event - “Strange Science: Dark Corners of the Library”

Oct. 31, Tuesday, 6-9:30 p.m.

Explore the magic, mysticism, and alchemy that lurks in the Library through special displays and presentations. “Strange Science” is one of our most popular events to date; an evening of weird and wonderful fun, Members marveled at rarely displayed objects from our History of Science vaults, indulged in ghoulish refreshments, and discovered the eerier side of The Huntington.


EVENTS FOR PREMIER PLUS LEVEL MEMBERS (Supporting, Patron, Benefactor)

Members’ Premier Discovery Tour - Birds of The HuntingtonMembers’ Premier Discovery Tour - Birds of The Huntington

Sept. 1, Friday, 8–10:30 a.m.

Members enjoy a bird walk in the gardens with experts from the local Audubon Society.


Annual Member Events


Members' Spring Preview Plant Sale

Members shop early before the sale opens to the public. Choose from a wide variety of rare and unusual plants and proven favorites.  Members’ invitations include a coupon for an additional 10% discount in the Huntington Store valid on the day of the plant sale.


Members' Summer Evenings

On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to stroll the gardens and enjoy music and casual dining after public hours.


Founder’s Day Lecture

The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by The Huntington President.


Members’ Open House

As a special thank-you for their support, Members annually enjoy exclusive presentations and activities.


Holiday Shopping Day

Each December enjoy holiday programming and a boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures made by local artisans.


Exhibition Previews

All members receive special invitations to preview new exhibitions before they open to the public.


Quarterly Lectures and Previews

Affiliate through Benefactor Members are invited to attend quarterly lectures and exhibitions. Lecture subject correlates with Huntington exhibitions, and times vary from afternoon to evening.

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