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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert

From $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
From $19.95
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
Visit: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

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
Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Fun Place with Lots to See

This was fun for two old people, so imagine any one would have a good day here. From feeding the lorikeets and giraffes to observing the many other animals, there is plenty here to do and see. There are small fees for the animal feedings...More

1  Thank DurangoMaryAnne
Reviewed 5 days ago
A Nice Zoo

If you've ever been to Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo in Queensland, AUS, this place is very similar (without the crocodiles). Most of the enclosures are as realistic as they can make them and everything has a very "open air" feel to it. We really liked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jmkeith01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
"WildLights"....Christmas Lights-Must See !!!

As locals in the desert we love wildlights every December at the Living Desert. It's a wonderfully colorful display of lights throughout most of the Living Desert, along with live music, model train displays, a peek at a giraffe or leopard in the dark, and...More

1  Thank jerrym343
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Must

What a delight,Clean and very well laid out. Beautiful Grounds and great place to walk The miniature train display was fun Food stalls throughout Worth the time and money

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank islandrockin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a great Place for a Hike

Let me start by saying I am an Animal Lover and I understand the principals of what a zoo stands for and Support the cause. The Living Desert is no exception. If your interested in taking a nice long walk in a very interesting environments...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank dcdrj2
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September 29, 2018|
Response from mspdred33 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know 🤷‍♂️
September 29, 2018|
Response from ginahicks921 | Reviewed this property |
They decorate for Wildlights Novemember23-December24. It goes from 6-9 and yes it is a separate admission price.So if you enjoy the Living Dessert during the day, go spend it to see the animals, there are areas at night that... More
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