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Enjoy an oasis of culture and art set amid 130 acres of breathtaking gardens, with free admission, access to world-class exhibitions, invitations to exciting events and festivals, valuable discounts, and much more.

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A Year of Wonderful Benefits

As a Member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free admission for up to two named adult cardholders in the same household
  • Invitations to Members events and programs
  • Savings on select lectures and classes
  • 10% discount on Gift Memberships
  • Huntington Store discount


Pays for itself in fewer than three visits!
  • One year of free admission for up to two named adult eCard holders in the same household
  • Free admission for your children (or grandchildren) 18 and under, accompanied by an eCard holder
  • Invitations to Members events (exhibition previews, annual Plant Sale Preview, and Twilight Garden Strolls)
  • 10% discount at the Huntington Store
  • 10% discount on Gift Memberships
  • Savings on select lectures and classes
  • Access to special exhibitions
  • Access to festivals
  • Subscription to The Huntington’s weekly e-newsletter


Best value!

In addition to Sustaining benefits, enjoy:

  • Early entry to the gardens: 8–10 a.m., Saturday & Sunday
  • Two Guest Passes for one-day admission ($58 value)
  • 20% discount at the Huntington Store
  • Members Summer Evenings
  • Members Estate Tours

Special Offers

Join at any level or take advantage of one of the following offers (may not be combined):

  • Seniors (65+) receive $20 off any level. Email membership@huntington.org or call 626-405-2124 prior to purchasing to redeem.
  • Educators (preschool through university-level faculty and administrators) receive $20 off any level. Email membership@huntington.org or call 626-405-2124 prior to purchasing to redeem.
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Photo by Sarah M. Golonka. | The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

The Society of Fellows

The Huntington’s Premier Philanthropic Community

The Society of Fellows is The Huntington’s premier philanthropic community, generating unrestricted operating support essential for maintaining our botanical, art, and library collections and education and research programs. Encompassing more than 600 households, Fellows are partners in The Huntington’s public mission to engage a broad range of individuals in the humanities and botanical science through groundbreaking exhibitions, thought-provoking programs, and educational activities that bring the collections to life.

Membership FAQs


When are reservations required?

Members are required to make reservations Friday through Sunday, on holidays, and during peak seasons. Advance tickets are not required Monday through Thursday, but encouraged for faster check-in. Reservations are not required for upper-level Member early entry.

Ticket reservations can be made at any time on our website. If Member tickets are fully booked, please check back as tickets are made available when cancellations are processed. Members can self-cancel reservations via the cancellation link in the reservation confirmation email.

To maximize access to the public on Free Day, the first Thursday of every month, Member visitation is not permitted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days. Upper-level early entry is available to eligible Members from 8 to 10 a.m.

Do upper-level Members need to make an early-entry reservation?

Upper-level Member early-entry advance tickets (8 to 10 a.m.) are not required, but encouraged for faster check-in.

Why are reservations required on some days?

The Huntington can be a popular place to visit on weekends and during busy holiday seasons. Managing capacity on these days via reservations ensures that Members and the public have the best possible experience during their visit.

Why are tickets sometimes available for the public but sold out for Members?

While we prioritize Member visits and provide our Members with the majority of weekend and Monday holiday access, we do allocate a portion of our tickets for public access.

Why is Member entry not permitted on Free Days?

To maximize access to the public on Free Day, the first Thursday of every month, Member visitation is not permitted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days. Upper-level early entry is available to eligible Members from 8 to 10 a.m.

The Huntington is committed to making the institution as accessible to as many people as possible regardless of economic capacity. Therefore, one day each month is set aside to provide for maximum public access, providing tickets free of charge.

How do I reserve a ticket?

Visit our reservation page, enter your Membership ID and last name for verification, and select your desired event, date, and visit time before completing your order.

How do I cancel a reservation?

Canceling your reservation frees up space for other Member households to visit. You can cancel your order by clicking on the cancellation link in your order confirmation email.

How do I rebook a reservation?

You can rebook another available date and time through the reservation process.

Why is the system denying the number of tickets I input?

You will not be able to enter more tickets than are currently available.


When will I receive my Membership card?

Sustaining, Contributor, and Affiliate Members will be issued digital Membership cards via an email order confirmation. Supporting, Patron, and Benefactor Members can expect to receive physical Membership cards, in addition to a digital card, four to six weeks after their contribution is received.

How many cards are included with my Membership?

Supporting level and higher can receive two youth entry cards for children ages 13 to 18. Supporting, Patron, and Benefactor levels receive an additional adult entry card.

Does my Membership grant reciprocal admission benefits at any other museums, libraries, or botanical gardens?

Your Huntington Membership does not grant reciprocal admission privileges at any other museums, libraries, or botanical gardens. Inversely, The Huntington does not accept reciprocal admission benefits from other cultural institutions.

Is my Membership tax deductible?

All Huntington Memberships are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Can I use my Gift Membership activation package from the holiday appeal (free Gift Membership with upgrade or renewal at a higher level) to renew my Membership or the Membership of another current household?

No, Gift Memberships received as part of the holiday Membership upgrade/renewal or join appeals are not valid for renewal of your own household account or that of any other current Member household.


What should I do if my Membership card is lost or stolen?

You may request a replacement by emailing membership@huntington.org, or stop by the Member center on your next visit. You will receive a digital card or a physical replacement card within two to three weeks, depending on your level. You may visit The Huntington in the meantime by presenting your photo ID at Admissions.

How can I add a nanny or a caregiver to my Membership?

By joining at the Supporting, Patron, or Benefactor level, you may designate a third person for an entry card on the Membership. This person may be a family member, nanny, caregiver, or anyone of your choice. Entry card holders do not receive event benefits but do receive discounts for the Huntington Store, 1919 Cafe, and Red Car coffee shop. You may also give your guest passes to your nanny or caregiver to use for a one-time entrance, or give them the gift of a Sustaining Membership.

Can I send my children to The Huntington with their grandparents?

Membership cards are nontransferable, so you would need to buy a Supporting, Patron, or Benefactor Membership that allows you to add an extra cardholder, or give the grandparents your one-time-use guest passes. Your Membership always covers admission for your children ages 18 and under.

If another cardholder on my Membership doesn’t come with me, can I take someone else in their place?

Yes. We require that at least one person named on the Membership be present with a photo ID. For example, if you and your second cardholder are listed on your Huntington Membership, you may bring someone else in place of the second cardholder (but you may not give your card to someone else to come on their own). To verify how many people are covered under your Membership category, see Membership Levels or call 626-405-2124.

If I upgrade before my Membership expires, when do my new benefits go into effect?

Newly elected Membership benefits begin immediately upon renewal receipt and processing.

How can I keep up on Huntington events and news?

As a Huntington Member, you will receive our weekly e-newsletter, Member announcements, and all eligible event and program invitations. To be added to our email list, please contact us at membership@huntington.org. All events and exhibitions may be found on the Calendar.


Do guest passes expire?

Guest passes are valid for one year from Membership purchase or renewal month, or valid for two years from purchase or renewal month of two-year Memberships. Guest passes received prior to May 2019 that do not note an expiration date do not expire and will continue to be accepted.

What should I do if my guest passes are lost or stolen?

The Huntington is unable to replace guest passes. Guest passes are mailed to you. Please keep them in a safe place.

Are guest passes transferable?

Yes. You do not have to accompany your guests to The Huntington, and each guest pass is valid for either one adult or one child admission.

We’re Here to Help

Do you have a question we haven’t answered?

Email membership@huntington.org or call 626-405-2124, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Membership contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Memberships are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Offers or discounts cannot be combined. Benefits and pricing are subject to change. Admission entry benefits differ from event entry policies. Please allow four to six weeks for physical processing of printed Membership cards, guest passes, and tax receipts. Membership guest passes are valid for one year or two years from purchase date. Renew online and receive your digital Membership card immediately.

Reservations are strongly recommended for weekdays. Reservations are not required for upper-level Member early entry. Member admission, including event and festival days, is not guaranteed and is contingent on ticket availability.

Upper-level early entry is available to eligible Members from 8 to 10 a.m.