Family Day: In the Gardens

Past Event

Sunnylands is hosting a fun-filled Family Day celebrating the wondrous native ecosystems of the Coachella Valley desert. Toys and games, arts and crafts, and interactive stations will be found throughout the Center & Gardens from 9:30 am to 2 pm on Sunday, April 21. Free for all to enjoy. Reservations not required.

Local designer Leslie Kelly Shockley, owner of Tea With Iris, will have a native plant printing activity. Participants will be able to make their own plant print using the native plants that are grown in the Tea With Iris garden, on a hand-made organic cotton coaster. This activity highlights the importance of growing native plants in home gardens as well as protecting them in the wild to nurture the local flora and fauna.

The S.C.R.A.P. Gallery will provide a mix of materials to create your own Earth Day-inspired textile collage with colorful repurposed fabric samples, paper, and other leftovers.

Kids will enjoy a hands-on experience with Creative Classes with Elaine as they transform rocks into adorable ladybugs through mandala dot painting using vibrant colors and imaginative designs.

Join our local plant shop Los Angeleaves to pot your own miniature plant. This hands-on experience will involve digging up and repotting miniature succulents to take home.

Enjoy a guided bird walk with a knowledgeable birder. The one-hour walk will introduce guests to the many local and migratory bird species in the Sunnylands gardens. There will be two separate walks taking place at 9 am and 11 am. Each guided walk will begin just outside the front entrance to the Sunnylands Center.

The Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley will be on site sharing handouts and information for local residents about best practices and choices of native and drought-tolerant plants for landscaping in our unique desert habitat.

Parking and Family Day activities are free of charge and available to guests of all ages. Visitors are encouraged to dress for warm weather, bring sun protection, and stay hydrated for a fun and safe family outing.

Program changes may require the cancellation or rescheduling of some events. Outdoor programs may be canceled or modified due to weather conditions, including rain, lightning, or strong winds.

For more information, please contact or call 760.202.2254.