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 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day).  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

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022
    Dec 8, 2022
    9
    30
    am

    Drop-in technology assistance workshop

    Do you need assistance with your computer or mobile device? Is your phone screen broken? Is your computer in need of a tune-up? College of the Desert's CIS Geeks are here to help. Members of Colleg
    9:30 am
    Dec 8, 2022
  • Friday, December 9, 2022
    Dec 9, 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
    Dec 9, 2022
    Dec 9, 2022
    10
    00
    am

    Yoga in the Gardens

    Great Lawn

    Yoga at Sunnylands Center & Gardens is an opportunity to experience yoga sessions ranging from beginner to intermediate. Yoga is offered on Fridays at 10 am, November through April. The 60-minute
    10:00 am
    Dec 9, 2022
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022
    Dec 10, 2022
    9
    30
    am

    Family STEAM Day

    Saturday, December 10, 9:30 am to 2 pm This special event will be under the direction of our partner students from Cathedral City High School's IB-CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) program. Th
    9:30 am
    Dec 10, 2022
  • Sunday, December 11, 2022
    Dec 11, 2022
    8
    30
    am

    Sundays at Sunnylands

    Great Lawn

    On Sundays from November through April, Sunnylands invites families to the Center & Gardens, where toys and games are available for children of all ages to engage with. Find colorful blocks, hula
    8:30 am
    Dec 11, 2022
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