Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open free and requires no reservations. Rotating exhibits and selections from the Sunnylands Collection are on view, and a range of public programs is offered. Visitors can view films, relax in the Great Room with its spectacular view of Mount San Jacinto, enjoy the menu options at the cafe, and browse in the store. Outdoor activities include exploring the nine-acre garden, which uses arid-adapted plants to paint a living canvas. A limited schedule of tours of the historic house and grounds is offered, most of which require advance reservations.