Member Events


In addition to a year of unlimited free admission to The Huntington, Members also receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions, seasonal events, educational lectures, and much more!



Visual VoyagesMembers’ Exhibition Preview - Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

Sept. 15, Friday, 12-5 p.m.

Members enjoy an opportunity to preview this extensive exhibition before the public—surveying the connections between art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century.


EVENTS FOR UPPER LEVEL MEMBERS (Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor)

Members’ OrientationMembers’ Orientation

Nov. 11, Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.

An insider’s overview of The Huntington property, this special guided tour is led by Huntington Estate Docents. Rain or shine.


EVENTS FOR PREMIER LEVEL MEMBERS (Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows)

Visual VoyagesMembers’ Exhibition Preview - Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

Sept. 15, Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.

Members enjoy a wine reception and preview of the exhibition, described as the most important exhibition on the subject ever held in the U.S.




Strange ScienceMembers’ Fall Quarterly Event - “Strange Science: Dark Corners of the Library”

Oct. 31, Tuesday, 6-9:30 p.m.

Explore the magic, mysticism, and alchemy that lurks in the Library through special displays and presentations. “Strange Science”–one of our most popular events to date–is an evening of weird and wonderful fun, where Members marvel at rarely displayed objects from our History of Science vaults, indulge in ghoulish refreshments, and discover the eerier side of The Huntington.


EVENTS FOR PREMIER PLUS LEVEL MEMBERS (Supporting, Patron, Benefactor)

The Beauty of Favrile Glass by Louis Comfort TiffanyMembers’ Premier Discovery Tour - Objets d’art: The Beauty of Favrile Glass by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Jan. 18, Thursday, 6:30–9 p.m.

Members enjoy an informal talk by Chad Allgood, Virginia Steele Scott Chief Curator, American Art, about the Tiffany Favrile Glass vases currently on exhibition.


Annual Member Events


Members' Spring Preview Plant Sale

Members shop early before the sale opens to the public. Choose from a wide variety of rare and unusual plants and proven favorites.  Members’ invitations include a coupon for an additional 10% discount in the Huntington Store valid on the day of the plant sale.


Members' Summer Evenings

On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to stroll the gardens and enjoy music and casual dining after public hours.


Founder’s Day Lecture

The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by The Huntington President.


Members’ Open House

As a special thank-you for their support, Members annually enjoy exclusive presentations and activities.


Holiday Shopping Day

Each December enjoy holiday programming and a boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures made by local artisans.


Exhibition Previews

All members receive special invitations to preview new exhibitions before they open to the public.


Quarterly Lectures and Previews

Affiliate through Benefactor Members are invited to attend quarterly lectures and exhibitions. Lecture subject correlates with Huntington exhibitions, and times vary from afternoon to evening.

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