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School Programs

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

School Programs

 

2017-18 School Program Descriptions Available Now!

New and exciting programs this year!

 

Explore programs by theme:

Art Programs

Garden Programs

Library Programs

 

(Daily student capacities for each program are subject to change.)

 

Learning in the galleries

Scheduling and Registration opens Wednesday, August 2 at 10 a.m.

 

New this year:

We’re offering a new format to connect students with The Huntington collections. Four new collection “experiences” with Art, Gardens, Library, and Cross-Collections engage young visitors through guided, yet open-ended methods, personal connections, and collective-meaning making.

 

All experiences are:

  • facilitated with the Huntington Standard

  • 90 minutes in length

  • examine four collection objects or stops using deep looking and critical thinking skills

  • differentiated for all ages and abilities

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

  • unique each time, according to facilitator expertise and changes in collections

Huntington Standard

  • Observe & Describe – What do I see?

  • Explain & Interpret – What does it mean?

  • Reason with Evidence – What is making me think that?

  • Wonder & Question – What do I still wonder?

 

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 the schools. Schools may continue their visit during public hours at no cost with the proper number of chaperones. Self-guided tours are available for teachers who wish to bring their students on learning visits 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 on non-holiday Mondays during public hours. For guidelines and to schedule a visit, contact schoolprograms@huntington.org.

 

WHAT TIME DO THE SCHOOL PROGRAMS BEGIN?
All docent-led programs 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 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 during the docent-led programs.

 

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.

 

HOW WILL I RECEIVE CONFIRMATION ABOUT MY PROGRAM?
You will receive an email one month prior to your scheduled visit with a link to an online video, a required bus route and parking map, and additional information about your upcoming visit.

 

IS BUS FUNDING AVAILABLE?
The Huntington may be able to offer limited bus funding assistance. Please indicate your need for assistance on your registration form when booking your field trip.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
All library and art programs are provided rain or shine. We will call if we need to 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.

 


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

 

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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