Sunnylands, a 200-acre midcentury modern estate, opened to the public in March 2012 as a high-level retreat center, welcoming national and international leaders for meetings that address serious issues facing the nation and the world. Public tours of the historic 1966 estate are offered when retreats are not in session. For tour and ticket information, see Sunnylands.org/tours.
The contemporary Sunnylands Center & Gardens is a public cultural center that features art exhibitions, film, multi-media stations, café, gift shop, and nine acres of beautiful and environmentally sustainable desert gardens. Open with free admission Wednesday through Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (closed each summer). No pets. No smoking. Sunnylands.org.