Learning at The Huntington
Take a deep dive into our art, library, and botanical collections through a wide range of learning resources developed by Huntington educators and staff for learners of all ages. Enjoy interactive images, videos, hands-on activities, and more!
Becoming America: Thinking through Identity, Culture, and Traditions in Early America
Interdisciplinary investigations into objects and primary sources from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art.
Art and Nature
Interdisciplinary explorations of the intersections between art and nature.
Beauty and the Natural World
Experience nature through a creative lens by exploring plants, paintings, books, glassworks, and more. Use artistic principles to analyze the natural world, and explore artworks inspired by nature.
Expressing Ideas through Landscape
Interrogate landscapes in paintings, video artwork, creative writing, and gardens. Analyze the social, political, environmental, aesthetic, and narrative ideas expressed in these works.
Art, Science, and Inquiry
Explore art that has been specifically created to deepen understandings of the human body, the natural world, and the visible universe. Explore artworks in the fields of medicine, natural history, and astronomy from The Huntington’s History of Science collection.
Survival through Adaptation
Investigations into the adaptations of desert, rainforest, and aquatic plants. This resource promotes observation, inference, and scientific literacy skills.
Lessons and Guides
By Teachers, For Teachers
Explore lessons generated by teachers, for teachers and inspired by The Huntington's collections.
Explore interdisciplinary activity guides to dive deeper into the Huntington collections and get inspired with quick and fun projects.
Fun activities that encourage at-home hands-on exploration that use our art, library, and botanical collections as a springboard for personal creativity.
Color Our Collections
Color our collections! Take some time to unwind and create while you discover an object, artwork, or plant in The Huntington’s collections. Interested in learning more about the coloring page? Be sure to check out the extra activities for further learning.
The Same, but Different
Evaluate two objects that are the same and discover what makes them different.
Watch, Learn and Make
Watch a short video, learn about items in the Huntington's collections, and make a corresponding artwork.
Funtington Desert Garden
Celebrating the contributions of Huntington Teen Volunteers
A showcase of teen-generated projects including family activities, games, and DIY videos
Take an interactive virtual tour of works and materials in The Huntington's collections. Learn about collecting, discover activities, and click on links to explore more.
Video resources for exploring The Huntington's collections.
Close Looking at the H
Watch these short videos to practice close looking. Each video explores an object from The Huntington’s collections and includes questions, prompts, and time for observation.
Working in the Library
Watch these videos to uncover the inner workings of our Library, where many people work together to learn from—and care for—the Huntington Library’s collection!
Guided and unguided videos to promote mindfulness, rest, and relaxation.