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Plan Your Visit

Hours and Admission

Open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every day but Tuesdays (closed).
Capacity limited daily. WEEKEND RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; NO WALK-INS.
Reservations strongly recommended for weekdays.

Weekdays/Weekends*

Adult: $25/$29
Senior (65+): $21/$24
Military (active/ID): $21/$24
Student (full-time/ID): $21/$24
Groups (15+ persons): $19/$23
Youth (4–11): $13
Child (under 4): free
College Card (full-time/ID): $36
Members: free
Gift Admission

*Monday holidays are subject to weekend pricing.

Closed on the following holidays in 2022: Jan. 1 (New Year’s Day), July 4 (Independence Day), Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 24 & 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).

Parking Is Free. There are two entrances to the parking lot: Oxford Road and Allen Avenue. Handicap parking and bicycle racks are conveniently located in the south end of the lot closest to the main entrance and admission windows. Directions

Map of the Grounds: Locate gardens, galleries, pathways, dining locations, restrooms, and other points of interest. Map

Safety Protocols: COVID-19 vaccination strongly recommended. Masks are optional outdoors and strongly recommended indoors but not required. Call 626-405-2250 if you feel unwell during your visit for any reason and require assistance.

Tickets

Weekend and Monday holiday advance online timed entry reservations are required for all visitors, including Members.

  • Weekday advance tickets are not required, but strongly recommended. Excluding Monday holidays.
  • Upper-level Member early entry advance tickets (8–10 a.m.) are not required, but encouraged for faster check-in.
  • Your ticket(s) is valid for your selected day. Tickets are nontransferable. Your ticket time is your earliest arrival time. Check-in closes at 4:15 p.m.

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Free Day, Discounts, and Special Admission

  • Free Day tickets are released to the public the last Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. To maximize access to the public on Free Day, the first Thursday of every month, Member visitation is not permitted. Upper-level early entry is available to eligible Members from 8-10 a.m.
  • Discounts are not available for AARP, AAA, AARM, NARM, ICOM, birthdays, or for local residents.
  • Corporate Partner employees (must be Patron level or above) receive complimentary admission plus one guest with proof of employment. Advance reservations not required.
  • Free entry for current or retired employees of other cultural institutions is available with proof of employment. Does not include public libraries, gardens, or universities. Advance reservations not required.
  • Cultivist and Sotheby’s Preferred members do not require advance reservations.
  • Members are given priority reservation access on weekends and Monday holidays. However, a large portion of tickets are always available for public access.

For questions about your tickets, or to rebook, email tickets@huntington.org or call 626-405-2124.

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Tours

Tours are a great way to discover The Huntington!

  • Specialty Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Free Garden and Art Tours
  • School Tours
  • Online Tours
  • Takeaway Tours
  • Huntington Digital Guide
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Tips for Visiting

Please help us preserve the environment of The Huntington by observing the following:

  • Protect against mosquitos; cover up with loose clothing and wear repellent
  • Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended for all garden areas
  • Bicycles, skateboards, and sports equipment are not allowed on the grounds
  • No radios or musical instruments
  • Do not remove plants, flowers, or fruit from the grounds
  • Do not feed the wildlife

Things to Know Before You Go

Security Bag Check

For your safety and improved security, please be aware that oversized bags and backpacks are checked as visitors enter for prohibited items such as drones, photography and sports equipment, gardening tools, weapons, etc.

Food and Picnicking

1919 Cafe, Red Car coffee shop, Freshwater Pavilion, and the Jade Court Cafe are open serving a delicious selection of fresh entrees and grab-and-go options, snacks, and beverages including wine and beer. A limited number of tables for picnicking are available in the Garden Court and patio adjacent to the ticketing area. No outside alcoholic beverages. No picnicking is allowed in the gardens.

Accessibility

The Huntington is committed to making its collections, buildings, programs, and services accessible for all visitors. More

Please Respect Our Staff

We look forward to your visit. However, The Huntington will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from The Huntington and escorted off the property.

What’s Closed

• Select galleries in the Huntington Art Gallery (Thornton Portrait Gallery with The Blue Boy is open.)
• Select galleries within the American Art Galleries (Colonial to early 20th-century galleries, Ghetto Film School works, and “Borderlands” are open.)
• Rose Garden Tea Room (under construction until spring 2023)
• Ranch Garden
• Mausoleum

Photography and Filming

Photography and filming is permitted; restrictions apply.

College Card

An admission pass that allows entry for one full-time undergraduate student, good for one year of free admission. Restrictions apply:

  • May be purchased on-site by the undergraduate full-time student, or by emailing college/university ID, expected graduation date, and proof of 12 units of study (class schedule, transcript, or proof of attendance via printout or online portal accepted as verification) to tickets@huntington.org, along with mailing address, phone number, and school email.
  • College Card is nontransferable.
  • General Admission ticket purchase may not be applied toward the purchase of a College Card.
  • College Card may not be applied toward the purchase of a Membership.
  • College Card is not a Membership and does not permit Membership event entry.
Free Wi-Fi

Enjoy wireless internet access in select areas throughout the grounds. Look for HEH Guest in your settings on your wireless device.

No Pets

Dogs and other pets are not permitted at The Huntington, with the exception of ADA-defined service animals.

Painting

Painting is permitted on the grounds but requires advance permission. Please contact Melanie Thorpe at mthorpe@huntington.org.

Accommodations

The Huntington proudly recommends The Langham Huntington, Pasadena. The official hotel/resort of The Huntington.

Wildlife

The Huntington encompasses 207 acres of land in Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley, amid a diverse botanical collection of rare plants, shrubs, and mature trees. While The Huntington does not function as a wildlife center, the lush landscape does provide a natural habitat for many birds—including red-shouldered hawks, California quail, Canada geese, and barn owls. Along with three different species of squirrels, it is not uncommon to see raccoons, possums, and, occasionally, coyotes on the property. Always use caution and do not approach wildlife.

Mosquito activity has been very heavy throughout the San Gabriel Valley this summer, including in our Jungle Garden. When outdoors, especially in garden areas, cover up with loose clothing and use insect repellent. More information is available at facebook.com/SGVmosquito.

Geese and their goslings are often spotted on the grounds. For our visitors’ safety (and the safety of our feathered friends) if you see them, please do not disturb them and give them plenty of space. The goslings are indeed adorable, but please resist the temptation to approach them, as their parents can become quite aggressive if they feel threatened.

Koi fish are not native to The Huntington. However, they are very much a part of the Huntington experience, populating our Lily Ponds, Japanese Garden stream, and Chinese Garden lake. Please do not approach or feed them, and keep a respectful distance.

Coyotes are part of the historical landscape of Southern California and have become established in large numbers in urban areas all over the Los Angeles Basin. They were here long before the area was settled and typically remain timid, even if seen out in broad daylight (in urban areas, they are mainly nocturnal). Like any wild animal, they should be viewed with caution. If you see a coyote on the Huntington grounds, please alert one of our security officers. Do not attempt to approach or feed the animal.

No Smoking

The Huntington is a smoke-free environment.