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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert

From US$19.95
  • Admission to The Living Desert zoo and gardens
  • Encounter desert wildlife up close
  • Learn about Palm Springs' native plants and animals
Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
Experience Palm Springs’ wilder side with admission to The Living Desert, a zoo and botanical garden that showcase desert plants and wildlife from around the world. Explore the 1200-acre (486-ha) property on hiking trails and extensive tram lines that cross ecosystems from Africa, the Americas and the Australian Outback. Watch for the park’s 450 animals as you learn how they adapt to life in earth’s most arid places, and enjoy live shows, animal feedings and family-friendly activities aimed at education and conservation.
What to Expect

The Living Desert is a zoo and botanical conservation park. We have over 450 different animals with boasting over 2,000 unique flora and fauna species within our botanical gardens. Our park showcases the unique and diverse desert animals of North America and Africa. 

The Living Desert operates from 9am-5pm October through May, and 8am-1:30pm June through September. Your ticket includes admission to the park and the opportunity to check out this list of daily programming:

9:00- 9:30 am - Giraffe Feeding
9:30 am - Animal Presentation at the Wildlife Hospital
10:00 am - Reptile show at Village Watutu
11:00-11:30 am - Giraffe Feeding
12:00 pm - Animal Presentation at the Discovery Center

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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed yesterday
Fun Zoo

This Zoo -living Desert is a wonderful place full of fun animals and beautiful plants. However we went in 106 degrees and IT WAS HOT and SO SWEATY. Would recomend this activity anytime BUT NOT IN AUGUST !!!

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful Surprise

I've heard about this zoo years ago but it took me a long time to actually get there. Honestly, I didn't expect it to be this Great 😀 It's beautiful gardens and landscaping are the cherry on top. The grounds are beautiful, the habits are...More

Thank 315francineg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Put This One on Your List

The Living Desert is certainly a place that NEEDS to be visited if you are in Palm Springs. One would not expect such an incredible jewel of a zoo in the middle of what appears to be a Palm Springs neighborhood! The exhibits are first...More

Thank Rich W
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Great Display of Animals

The Living Desert is a fun place to walk around and get up close to many different animals. There is not a lot of shade so be mindful of the weather conditions. Make sure to visit the surgery center.

Thank Y6208LDvictoriab
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Kids love the birds

Nice place. You can get up close to many animals. Camel rides are popular. We couldn't get the kids out of the cage where you feed the birds. It was their favorite. Nice tram ride.

Thank gregorye43
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