Summer at Filoli

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Experience Summer like nowhere else in the Bay Area!

Filoli is celebrates the Summer season with a multilayered exhibition, events, and special programming. Explore the menu to the left of your screen, or follow the links below for more information on our Summer programming.

Nest: Creating Home

Our Summer season marks the start of Nest: Creating Home, a three-part exhibition about the people, plants and animals that have created a home in the Filoli estate. Nest features leading American landscape designer and environmental artist W. Gary Smith, with an exhibition that uses elements found through ought the Garden and Nature Preserve in Nests: Patterns from Nature. At the Visitor and Education Center, you will find American Women: Birds of im/Migration, an exhibition by Santa Cruz-based artist, Sara Friedlander. To compliment these exhibitions, the House and Garden feature new interpretive stories with The People of Filoli, a journey through some of the stories of the people that helped run this estate.

Jazz at Filoli

The traditional Jazz at Filoli come back this season to delight new and loyal audiences alike. The successful Summer Nights returns for its second edition with extended hours, themed nights, music, lectures, wine and fruit tasting opportunities to enjoy more of what makes Filoli THE destination for the Summer.

Summer Nights

Every Thursday evening through August 29, we extend our hours until 8pm. We’ve planned special activities, entertainment and educational opportunities with something special for our members included each week. Plus, members can bring one guest for FREE after 5pm!
Unless otherwise noted, Summer Nights activities are drop-in, held from 5-8pm, and free with general admission to Filoli. The Estate Trail, Dining Room Terrace bar, and Quail Nest Cafe are open every Summer Night. The House is open until 7pm.

Don’t forget to tag us with #SummerAtFiloli

Join us this season and don’t forget to like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Remember to add our hashtag #SummerAtFiloli for a chance to be featured on our front page!

National Public Gardens Week

This year marks the first edition of the National Public Gardens Week. Filoli joins this celebration from Tuesday, May 14 through Sunday, May 19. Celebrate your favorite Garden with discounts on The People of Filoli tour, the Filoli book (available in the Clock Tower Shop), and FREE admission for our Teacher and Military guests. For more information, visit our National Public Gardens Week page.

We are a Blue Star Museum

Our museum is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums, a national appreciation program that grants FREE ADMISSION to active military personnel and up to 5 family members as a thank you for their service and allows them to spend quality time with their families at America’s cultural treasures. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and thousands of museums across America. Their free admission program runs from Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2019) to Labor Day (September 2, 2019).

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

Summer Hours

Tuesday through Sunday | 10:00am – 5:00pm
*Starting May 30 and through August 29, we’re open until 8pm on Thursdays (House open until 7pm)

Check out our Events Calendar for up-to-date hours of operation and upcoming events that may affect your visit.

Specialty Tours

We have several specialty tours this Summer for you to experience everything that Filoli has to offer. See table below for more information on dates & times, and visit our Specialty Tours page for details and to purchase your tickets.

Tour TypeDaysTimeAdditional Fee
The People of FiloliFridays through Sundays2:00pm$15
Bird WalkSaturdays10:30am; 12:30pm$15
Sunset HikeThursdays6:00pm$15
Rose TourFridays; Saturdays11:00am; 2:00pm$15
Orchard TourThursdays in August5:30pm$15