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
"My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country."
- Walter Annenberg

Visit the Center & Gardens

Sunnylands Center & Gardens is open Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 am to 4 pm (closed this Saturday).

Admission & parking are free.

Open-Air Experience

Enjoy a 45-minute grounds tour of the historic Sunnylands estate. Available Thursday, Friday, and Sunday this week. Click here for details.

Tour the Historic Estate

Tours of the Annenbergs’ celebrated home require the advanced purchase of an online reservation.

Events

  • Dec 8, 2019
    8
    30
    am

    My Sunnylands: A community photo show

    Bring us your Sunnylands! Members of the public are invited to share original photos that reflect their experiences at Sunnylands. Whether you’re inspired by its architecture, history, natural land
    8:30 am
    Dec 8, 2019
    8
    30
    am

    Plein Air in the Gardens

    Inspired by the Annenbergs' Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art collection and bordered by the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the gardens bloom with texture, color, and life, making the landscap
    8:30 am
    Dec 8, 2019
    8
    45
    am

    Sundays at Sunnylands

    On almost every Sunday, from November through April, Sunnylands invites families to the Great Lawn, where toys, games, and activities are available to children of all ages. Find colorful blocks, hula
    8:45 am
    Dec 8, 2019
    10
    00
    am

    Center Orientation

    This 30-minute guided walk introduces guests to the Center and its interpretive elements. Also included is a brief overview of Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration, an exhibition featuring the w
    10:00 am
  • Dec 11, 2019
    8
    00
    am

    Into the Field: Birding Hike at Whitewater Preserve

    Join an expert birder for a bird-watching field trip to the Whitewater Preserve. Participants will explore the two large ponds and campground areas to look for birds such as the western screech owl, t
    8:00 am
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Honoring the 50th anniversary of Walter Annenberg's appointment as ambassador to the United Kingdom