THIS WEEK AT THE H | Aug. 6–13

This Week at The H is a weekly feature here at Verso. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!

NASA’s Curiosity rover made it to Mars late last night and is already sending back images that may change the way we view the universe. To see how the “curiosity” of early scientists like Copernicus and Galileo changed our understanding of the universe—and helped lay the groundwork that got us to Mars—journey on over to the “Beautiful Science” exhibition in Dibner Hall.

If you and the kiddos are looking for a little relief from these sweltering temperatures, this week might be a good time venture on over to the Children’s Garden, where you are invited to catch jumping water spurts at the Marble Jets, wander through the Fog Grotto, and run your hands under (and through!) the umbrellas of water of the Water Bells. And caution: you just might get wet.

This Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Friends’ Hall is the Second Thursday Garden Talk, this time focused on “Best Bulbs for Southern California Gardens.” No digging, no chilling, just beautiful blooms year after year. Many bulbs from around the world are suited to our Mediterranean climate. Nursery owner Mary McBride of Mary’s Garden will discuss some of the best choices for Southern California and how to “layer” them into the landscape for four seasons of bloom. A plant sale follows the program.

For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.

Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.

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