Newport Beach, California: BunnyhengePublic art display of 14 larger-than-life white bunnies, arranged in a circle in a park. Their rabbit ears are attuned to gather 'hengian energies of the ancients, maybe.
- 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA
- In the park next to the Civic Center. From Hwy 1 turn north at the stoplight onto Avocado Ave. Drive a half-mile, past the library. You'll see the Civic Center on the right. Park there, then walk north into the park. The bunnies are at the north end, near the corner of Avocado Ave. and San Miguel Drive.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Bunnyhenge
The whole sculpture garden is great! Enjoy the walk to the bunnies; I recommend going across the bridge and seeing the few things on the other side. There's a dog park there.[Miss Erin, 04/14/2017]
This place was cooler than I thought it would be! Bunnyhenge is located in a park across from the Newport Civic Center. Currently there are temporary art sculptures, and you can take a self-guided walking tour using the MyNB app.[Stephanie, 07/05/2016]
This sculpture is part of a rotating temporary art exhibit in Civic Center park and will be replaced in 2017 with a new sculpture. That means this roadside attraction's days are numbered.[Doug Halvorsen, 06/05/2016]
No roadside attraction lives forever, and art installation life spans are even shorter. But Bunnyhenge has been so popular that it may be kept in Newport Beach beyond 2017. We'll keep an eye on the bunnies.
The city of Newport Beach built a park outside their City Hall in 2013. They commissioned many cool sculptures, including a series of 16 oversized rabbit statues often referred to as Bunnyhenge. Public outcry ("Bunnygate") protested the fact that the city spent $220k on these bunnies.[Nikki Kreuzer, 02/07/2016]
14 bunnies discuss how to take over the world.[Bill Debevc, 03/17/2015]