Family Day: In the Gardens

Rancho Mirage
Past Event

Guests of all ages are invited to Sunnylands for a thematic day of free hands-on activities based on the Sunnylands Gardens. Enjoy books, games, toys and educational booths on insects, birds, and reptiles. Get crafty and create a mini-garden with a fluttering butterfly, make your own mini-earth with SCRAP Gallery, and design a puzzle piece for a community Earth Day puzzle. Be sure to chat with local Master Gardens about starting your own garden or with Coachella Valley High School students about the Sunnylands Monarch Project.

Special Walks:
9:30 am & 11 am – 1 hour guided bird walk in the Gardens. (Binoculars are recommended)

Educational booths:
• Insect Exploration Station—Use a digital microscope to get a closer look at some native desert insects.
• Reptile Exploration Station—Learn about native desert animals with specialists Tod and Heidi Hogan.
• Bird Exploration Station—Learn about birds with experienced birders Jane Olson.

For more information, please contact the education department at 760-202-2234 or