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. 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

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
    Oct 7, 2022
    8
    45
    am

    Free Guided Bird Walk

    Sunnylands gardens

    Led by a knowledgeable birder, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. Birding walks are offered every Friday at 8:45 a
    8:45 am
    Oct 7, 2022
  • Friday, October 14, 2022
    Oct 14, 2022
    8
    45
    am

    Free Guided Bird Walk

    Sunnylands gardens

    Led by a knowledgeable birder, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. Birding walks are offered every Friday at 8:45 a
    8:45 am
    Oct 14, 2022
  • Friday, October 21, 2022
    Oct 21, 2022
    8
    45
    am

    Free Guided Bird Walk

    Sunnylands gardens

    Led by a knowledgeable birder, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. Birding walks are offered every Friday at 8:45 a
    8:45 am
    Oct 21, 2022
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Oct 27, 2022
    5
    30
    pm

    Art Experience: Day of the Dead Mosaic Skulls

    Studio

    Join mosaic artist Mary Clark-Camargo for a Day of the Dead-themed class where participants will learn mosaic techniques to create their own 6-by-8-inch mosaic skull wall hanging using glass and ceram
    5:30 pm
    Oct 27, 2022
  • Friday, October 28, 2022
    Oct 28, 2022
    8
    45
    am

    Free Guided Bird Walk

    Sunnylands gardens

    Led by a knowledgeable birder, this free 60-minute guided walk introduces guests to many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. Birding walks are offered every Friday at 8:45 a
    8:45 am
    Oct 28, 2022
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