Family Day: Celebrating the Exhibition

Past Event

Families are invited to Sunnylands Center & Gardens to celebrate the exhibition, Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration, featuring works of art by First Nations Kwakiutl carvers Henry Hunt, Stanley C. Hunt, and Jason Henry Hunt, and musician Herb Alpert.

Crafts and activities will be available from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the craft of woodcarving from guest artists who will provide demonstrations in the gardens. Members of the Hunt family will bring some traditional artifacts and provide carving demonstrations throughout the day. Sculptor Dentawa Manoi will also display his work and provide woodcarving demonstrations.

Take a free shuttle ride onto the historic estate to see the original Kwakiutl totem pole where a Sunnylands guide will provide informative commentary and answer questions about the sculpture. Free shuttles will be running continuously between 9 am and 1:30 pm. Guests must be 10 years of age or older to ride the shuttles.

Stop by the Studio where you can learn how to carve with soap.

Gather your friends and build totems on the Great Lawn with foam blocks and decorative elements.

Create your own mini totem with cardboard tubes and decorations.

Go on a scavenger hunt with your family to search for animals and other symbols found throughout the exhibition.

Write your own folk tale.

Explore books with exhibition-related topics in the Center.

Admission and parking are free. All Family Day craft activities are free of charge and available to guests of all ages. No reservations required. Several activities will be held outdoors throughout the gardens, weather permitting. Sun protection and water are recommended.