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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens at California

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Category: Attractions
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, California, 92260
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The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens - Palm Spring

The Living Desert preserves and showcases the beautiful wildlife and plants of the desert worlds - from California and 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. 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. Discover the Living Desert's incredible gardens and landscapes with 1,400 different species of plants and flowers.



  • October 1 to May 31: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • June 1 to September 30: 8:00am to 1:30pm


  • General: $17.25
  • Seniors & Military: $15.75
  • Children (3-12): $8.75


  • Wild Pride Party
  • Howl-O-Ween
  • Annual Go Native
  • Wildlife Wonders Show
  • Fall Plant Sale


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


  • What interesting animals can I see the zoo?

    The Zoo is home to amazing desert animals that can withstand the harsh heat and environment. Encounter a leopard, bobcat, cheetah, jaguar, gazelle, camel, zebra, roadrunner and pythons. You will also see graceful hawks and falcons.
  • What are some great things to do at the park?

    Take a journey through the desert world – from North America to Africa - by exploring amazing animal exhibits, aviaries and gardens. Enjoy the Wildlife Wonders Show at the Tennity Amphitheater, ride Marilyn’s Merry-Go-Round, take a guided tour, see the G-scale model train display, discover the Ant Lab, and learn about the animals at the Animal Chats. A nature preserve, the Living Desert offers miles of hiking and nature trails in the Sonoran Desert that reach Eisenhower Peak. Kids love Gecko Gulch, an interactive outdoor play land.

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