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Garner Holt Education through Imagination

Inspired by the work of Garner Holt Productions Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of theme park animatronics, Garner Holt Education through Imagination is a team of educators and industry professionals dedicated to producing world-class educational programs and resources to provide students with a strong foundation in creativity, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship to keep pace with our nation’s need to create students who are college and career ready in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. We believe students inspired through this educational approach are poised to change the world for good.

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Garner's Story

My company and I have literally grown up together. I founded Garner Holt Productions in 1977, when I was still in high school. I attribute much of my success to teachers who deeply cared about me, recognized my interests and passions, and provided me with the freedom and flexibility to learn in the way that I learned best - teachers who allowed me to learn through real-world problems that interested me, that fostered my creativity and imagination. 

I’ve gone from my parents’ garage—with my mother acting as secretary—to a 120,000 square foot giant production facility, studio and mockup space where I operate today with the help of nearly a hundred talented employees.

GHP is my playground. It's a combination of a cutting-edge technology workshop and an artistic inventor's lab. As a result, being here is different from any other work environment. It's like a giant toy factory, and every day is something different. Because our mission here is to inform, educate, and entertain. I believe our work and our creations have a lasting impact on our audience.

This company is my main focus, my pride and joy, and, if I may brag a little, the most unique and talented group in the world. We’ve built nearly 500 Chuck E. Cheese animatronic shows for restaurants all over the planet. We were the first outside company to create an animatronic character for a classic Disney attraction--we now have nearly 500 figures in Disney parks throughout the world. In our more than four decades of work, we’ve built more animatronics and other unusual and amazing creations than any organization on the planet.

Our expertise in the design and production of quality animatronics is unsurpassed. In fact, we've built more figures than any other animatronics company in history. That experience and expertise is why close to 70% of our work comes from repeat clients in some of the most high-profile attractions and destinations in the world. We provide exceptional products for a fair price. Big or small, all of our clients know that GHP provides the very best figures, ride and show elements, and other creative creations available anywhere.

I know we’ll continue to bring smiles, thrills, scares, and wonder to attraction guests worldwide, and it’s exciting to work alongside educators with a goal of helping students discover their interests, talents and passions, For me, it's a dream come true.

-Garner L. Holt

Garner with his latest creation, the world's most expressive animatronic human head!

Garner with his latest creation, the world's most expressive animatronic human head!

Animatronics - a seamless integration of technology and art!

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Garner Holt Education through Imagination

1251 Research Drive, Redlands, California 92374, United States

(909) 799-3030


Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed