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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!

 

Explore programs by collection:

Art Programs

Garden Programs

Library Programs

Cross-Collections Programs

 

Explore programs by date:

PDF Calendar

 

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Daily student capacities for each program are subject to change.

Registration for Jan. – May 2018 school programs opens Oct. 15, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Learning in the galleries

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  CROSS-COLLECTIONS

 

 

 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 with 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.

 

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.

 

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 RESERVING A PROGRAM DATE ONLINE?
After you have reserved you spaces for your students online, you will receive an email with a link to Huntington School Program Registration form. This form is mandatory. Once you have been submitted your mandatory registration form, you will receive pre-visit preparation material via email.

 

IS BUS FUNDING AVAILABLE?
The Huntington offers limited bus funding assistance. If you are a Title I school and will be bringing 20 or more students, we can fund up to $250 dollars towards your transportation costs. You will need to submit a Transportation Reimbursement Request Form to schoolprograms@huntington.org after your program has been completed.

 

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 DID NOT GET THE PROGRAM I WANTED – NOW WHAT?
All school programs are first-come, first-served. On October 15, 2017, you will be able to sign-up for school programs running through January - May 2018.

 

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

 

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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