Art Museums

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington is a research and cultural center surrounded by 120 acres spread across 12 specialized gardens. Originally the private estate of railroad magnate Henry Huntington, it is one of Southern California's must-see cultural destinations with magnificent collections of rare books, manuscripts, and famous works of art including Gainsborough's "The Blue Boy," Mary Cassatt's "Breakfast in Bed," a Gutenberg Bible, an illuminated manuscript of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and a First Folio edition of Shakespeare.

Botanical Gardens

  • Desert Garden
  • Australian Garden
  • California Garden
  • Camellia Garden
  • Children's Garden
  • Desert Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Japanese Garden
  • Jungle Garden
  • Lily Ponds
  • Palm Garden
  • Rach Garden
  • Rose Garden
  • Shakespeare Garden
  • Subtropical Garden

Art Collection

  • Huntington Gallery (former home of the Huntingtons, European Art)
  • Virginia Steele Scott Galleries (American Art)
  • MaryLou and George Boone Gallery (rotating exhibitions and art on loan)
  • Reseach Library (exhibits from the Huntington collection)

Library

The research library attracts more than 1,700 scholars each year and awards approximately 150 grants annually for advanced humanities research.

Tip

Make a reservation for the Rose Garden Tea Room and enjoy The Huntington's signature teas, scones and a buffet of finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruit, chilled seasonal salads, and specialty petite desserts. Reservations are required online or by calling (626) 683-8131.

Admission

    Weekdays

    • Adults | $25
    • Seniors (65+) | $21
    • Students (12-18, or with full-time student ID) | $21
    • Youth (4-11) | $13
    • Children (under 4) | Free
    • Groups (15 or more) | $19 per person
    • Members | Free

    Weekends

    • Adults | $29
    • Seniors (65+) | $24
    • Students (12-18, or with full-time student ID) | $24
    • Youth (4-11) | $13
    • Children (under 4) | Free
    • Groups (15 or more) | $23 per person
    • Members | Free

    Free Day
    Admission to The Huntington is free on the first Thursday of every month with advance tickets. Details

    • Exclusive to Pasadena
    • Kid Friendly

    The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

    1151 Oxford Rd.
    San Marino, CA 91108

    • Phone: 626-405-2100
    • Hours: Monday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
      Wednesday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
      Thursday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
      Friday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
      Saturday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
      Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
      Closed: Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Independence Day.