During the Pandemic

Access to the Gardens

  • Admission to the gardens is free from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Guests are welcome to stroll the gardens, relax on benches, or take a self-guided audio tour of the gardens.
  • At this time, there will be limited access inside the Center, including the gift shop located in the theater and the restrooms located near the north entrance. The café will be open for outdoor walk-up orders.


Safety Measures

  • Sunnylands will monitor attendance to make sure the gardens do not become overcrowded.
  • Outdoor hand-sanitizing stations are available to guests.
  • Frequently-touched objects, such as door handles, will be routinely disinfected.
  • At this time, Sunnylands Center & Gardens is not allowing picnics or other gatherings on property, including impromptu gatherings for activities such as tai chi or yoga.


What’s Changed

  • Generally, the Sunnylands café and gift shop are open during operating hours, but they may close at times to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention precautions for reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Please call 760.202.2222 to learn of any closures. Some gift shop items, including Sunnylands Olive Oil, are available for purchase online at sunnylandsshhop.org. Purchases may be shipped for your convenience or picked up curbside for free outside the Center during operating hours.
  • Tours of the historic Annenberg home and public programs, such as Yoga and Tai Chi on the Great Lawn, are on hold.
  • A new exhibition, In Motion: Agam at Sunnylands, will be accessible to the public free of charge when the Center reopens.
  • Outdoor tours and walks of the 200-acre Sunnylands estate are available. For more information about this season’s tours, click here.


Code of Conduct

To ensure a pleasurable visit for everyone, we ask our guests to adhere to the following code of conduct:

  • Stay home if you’re experiencing signs of illness, such as a fever or flu-like symptoms.
  • Wear a face covering at all times while visiting Sunnylands, including our outdoor spaces.
  • Frequently wash or sanitize your hands.
  • Stay at least six feet away from people who are not in your party.
  • Obey all posted signage, conditions for entry, and staff instructions.
  • Please be respectful toward our staff and other visitors at all times.


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