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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert

From US$ 19.95
Highlights
  • Admission to The Living Desert zoo and gardens
  • Encounter desert wildlife up close
  • Learn about Palm Springs' native plants and animals
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
From US$ 19.95
Overview
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

Reviews (40)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
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

Thank dcdrj2
Reviewed 2 days ago
Disappointing!

I took my grandchildren from Seattle to the zoo! It was very disappointing, the hospital are was vacant, nothing going on (Wednesday) most of the animals were of the small variety and in small cages. It was expensive to interact with the larger animals, paid...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 days ago
Wildlife Closeup, in a gorgeous setting

The Living Desert is a collection of animal (and plants) from all over the world. And if there is a train fanatic in the home, you can’t miss the model train village. The zoo is stroller friendly, and comfortable for walking. There’s also a hop...More

Thank 67,022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
A Gem in the Desert

We spent most of a day at this winderful spot and only saw a fraction of what is there. The tram was most welcome to our mobility challenged family members and the young one liked it too. The drivers and actually all of the many...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

Overall I had a great experience here. Great exhibits and staff. Some things to note for your trip here: - you can bring your own food (def a plus) - bring cash. Certain attractions are extra from the entrance fee and range from $3-$9. Unless...More

Thank Christine R
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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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