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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens at Palm Springs

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens at Palm Springs

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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens In Palm Spring

Showcasing the plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert, this part-zoo and part-botanical garden features fun attractions for families. See animals like mountain lions, bighorn sheep, and meerkats. Explore scenic gardens with more than 1,400 species of plants, including multiple varieties of cacti, prickly pear, and agave. The Living Desert serves to protect the beautiful wildlife and plants of the desert worlds - from North America to Africa. This amazing nature preserve features incredible animal exhibits with creatures from around the globe, beautiful wild gardens, miles of desert hiking trails, wildlife shows, and guided tours.



  • October 1 to May 31: 9 am to 5 pm
  • June 1 to September 30: 8 am to 1:30 pm


  • General: $19.95
  • Seniors & Military: $17.95
  • Children (3-12): $9.95, under 3 is Free


  • Wild Pride Party
  • Howl-O-Ween
  • La Gran Fiesta
  • Wine Maker's Dinner
  • Wildlights
  • Safari Nights


  • Animal Exhibits
  • Tours & Shuttle Rides
  • Keeper Chats
  • Nature Walks
  • Giraffe Feeding
  • Reptile Show


  • What animals can I see on the safari tour?

    The best way to explore the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is by taking a safari tour. Discover exotic wildlife from Africa to North America, and see giraffes, mountain lions, zebras, and cheetahs. Discover the Jaguar Exhibit, Birds of Australian Outback, North American Desert and the Village WaTuTu, where you can buy hand-crafted African goods in the marketplace. Get face to face with the giraffes by feeding them their favorite snacks.
  • What are the best things to do at the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens?

    Explore the many fun things to do and see at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Feed the giraffes, take a camel ride, ride the carousel, tour the interactive Miriam U. Hoover Discovery Center, and shop in the gift shop. There is an outdoor play area for kids in the Gecko Gulch and a model train set which is now a permanent exhibit. Discover the Living Desert's incredible gardens and landscapes with 1,400 species of plants and flowers. Enjoy special events like Safari Nights and Howl-O-Ween.

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