A place of history, hospitality, and diplomacy in the California desert

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping - U.S.-China Summit, June 2013
Sunnylands Center & Gardens - completed in 2011, opened to the public March 2012
The Historic House - midcentury modern home was completed in 1966

Sunnylands

Visit

Sunnylands consists of two distinct sections.

  • The contemporary Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 am to 4 pm (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day).  Admission and parking are always free. Reservations/tickets are not required. Learn more.
  • The historic Sunnylands estate operates primarily as a private, high-level retreat center. Public access is limited to guided tours, offered when retreats are not in session. Tours and tickets.

Events

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Dec 1, 2022
    10
    00
    am

    Mindful Meditation Series

    Join us for a Mindful Meditation session and learn the skills necessary to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. Mindfulness is being present, using breath to calm the mind. It has been sci
    10:00 am
    Dec 1, 2022
    SOLD OUT
    SOLD OUT
  • Friday, December 2, 2022
    Dec 2, 2022
    10
    00
    am

    Yoga in the Gardens

    Great Lawn

    Yoga at Sunnylands Center & Gardens is an opportunity to experience yoga sessions ranging from beginner to intermediate. Yoga is offered on Fridays at 10 am, November through April. The 60-minute
    10:00 am
    Dec 2, 2022
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022
    Dec 3, 2022
    10
    00
    am

    Tai Chi in the Gardens

    Great Lawn

    Tai chi is an opportunity to experience a traditional teaching of the Yang Family 108 Long Form. Participants learn the beginning positions of the form rooted in tai chi philosophy and principles. No
    10:00 am
    Dec 3, 2022
  • Sunday, December 4, 2022
    Dec 4, 2022
    8
    30
    am

    Sundays at Sunnylands

    Great Lawn

    On Sundays from November through April, Sunnylands invites families to the Center & Gardens, where toys and games are available for children of all ages to engage with. Find colorful blocks, hula
    8:30 am
    Dec 4, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022
    Dec 7, 2022

    Closed for staff appreciation day

    Sunnylands Center & Gardens will be closed Wednesday, December 7, for a staff appreciation day. The Center & Gardens will reopen to the public on Thursday, December 8. We apologize for any
    8:30 am
    Dec 7, 2022
    CLOSED
    CLOSED
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