Open: Tuesdays, 9AM to noon.
Thursdays, 9AM to noon.
2nd Saturday of each month, 9AM to 2PM.
Queen Califia will be closed On Thanksgiving day, Christmas day and New Year's day.
At the end of June the Step Totem was removed from the exhibit and is undergoing major rehabilitation. It is anticipated that the Step Totem will be repaired and returned to the exhibit in the Fall of 2018. THE EXHIBIT IS NOT OPEN WHEN IT IS RAINING OR WHEN THERE IS PUDDLING FROM A RAIN WITHIN THE LAST 24-48 HOURS.
Queen Califia's Magical Circle will be open to the public Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM to noon, weather permitting. The Garden will be closed on weekday holidays. The Garden will also be open to the public on the Second Saturday of each month, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with docents available to answer questions. Upcoming Second Saturdays include November 10, December 8,
January 12, and February 9. Queen Califia will also be open on two additional upcoming Saturdays, October 27 and December 22. Information, including hours and directions, can be obtained by calling (760) 839-4000
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Public Art Program exists to enrich the community by seeking, promoting, and providing publicly accessible art that reflects community goals and desires. Excellence and appropriateness shall govern all elements from concept to actualization. The City of Escondido recognizes the need to enrich the life of the community through art in public places. A Public Art Commission has been established to assist and give direction to the placement of public art.
Since the Public Art Program began in 1988, more than 22 public art projects have been initiated by the City of Escondido and private developers. The Public Art Program has received a number of local and national awards for its projects.
Public art enriches the urban landscape by engaging the eye, mind, and spirit, and fosters dialogue about how our city could look and feel. A city rich in public art creates a museum without walls. Public art assists in creating the aesthetic and design standard for the community.