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    Family Fun with The Huntington: Aug. 2428

    The Funtington starts today with five days of free online fun, filled with music, visual art, nature, and cooking demonstrations for kids and families. First up is Metamorphosis Monday; learn all about the meaning of metamorphosis with songs, stories, and fun activities.

    Check back every day this week for more Funtington!

    Aug. 25: Tasty Tuesday
    Aug. 26: Work of Art Wednesday
    Aug. 27: Secret Garden Thursday
    Aug. 28: Future Friday

    More Hands-On Fun

    Herb and Spice and Everything Nice Play Dough

    Got loads of herbs at home? Turn them into deliciously scented play dough! Follow this simple recipe to transform everyday natural ingredients into Herb and Spice and Everything Nice Play Dough.

    Evening Strolls Extended!

    Friday–Sunday, 4:30–7 p.m through Labor Day

    We listened! You asked to have Evening Strolls extended so we did just that! For only $20, escape the heat of the day and enjoy a cool evening stroll through the gardens from 4:30–7 p.m. (new time!) FridaySunday. Advance tickets required. Evening Stroll tickets available now for Fri.–Sun., Aug. 28–30.  Tickets
    Free for Members, reservations required. If sold out, check back. More tickets released Tuesday, Aug. 25, at noon. 

    Visitors in the Rose Garden

    Tickets for Aug. 26–31 Available Tuesday, Aug. 25

    Daytime admission tickets for the week of Aug. 26–31 will be available Tuesday, Aug. 25, at noon. Remember new safety protocols are in place to keep everyone safe when visiting. Tickets/Plan your visit

    1919 Café Open

    Grab and go food from 1919 cafe

    Grab-and-Go Menu Items, Pre-order Picnic Boxes

    1919 café is open to visitors with advance tickets, and is serving a fresh selection of grab-and-go options, snacks, and beverages, including wine and beer. You may also pre-order a delicious picnic box to be ready when you visit! (48 hours notice required)  More

    Just Released 

    From Parchment to Pixel: Conservation and Digitization of Illuminated Manuscripts

    This virtual lecture follows a single 16th-century manuscript as it travels from curator to conservator to digitization team. Watch

    New Fellowship 

    The Octavia E. Butler Fellowship

    As part of its Centennial Celebration, The Huntington has announced the creation of a one-year fellowship for the study of Octavia E. Butler. Read

    Upcoming Zoom Events 

    Photo of Lynell George

    President’s Series: Inspired by Octavia E. Butler – A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: Lynell George in conversation with William Deverell and Karla Nielsen

    Wed., Aug. 26, 4–5 p.m.
    Writer Lynell George discusses her forthcoming book, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler, and her experience in The Huntington’s archives, in conversation with William Deverell and Karla Nielsen.  Free with reservations

    Curatorial Dialogues: Black Ship Scrolls and Mary Queen of Scots’ Prayer Book

    Tue., Sept. 1, 5–6 p.m.
    Two remarkable manuscripts from the Library’s collections are the focus of this presentation and conversation with curators Li Wei Yang and Vanessa Wilkie. Free with reservations


    California Gold Rush Landscapes

    In January of 1851, John R. Fitch, a gold prospector, penned these words to his brother: “The wear and tear of the mines is very great.”  Read on

    Navigating Safety 

    World Map Face Covering

    The world doesn’t seem so far away with our World Map Face Covering. Find more stylish Huntington face coverings for the whole family at the Huntington Store.  Shop  


    Keep sending your pics, and we’ll celebrate them here with others who want to enjoy #TheHAtHome

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    Give the Gift of Membership

    Our Gift Memberships are delivered digitally via email. Membership term does not begin until activated by the recipient. Gift Memberships start at $159 and current Members receive 10% off. Enter code: GIFTMEM at checkout. Purchase

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