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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

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47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156
+1 760-346-5694
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US$ 19.95*
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
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US$ 169.00*
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The botanical gardens of this park offer great opportunities to see desert vegetation.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 13:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156
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+1 760-346-5694
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had been here so many years ago and hardly even remembered anythig about it so I thought I would check it out again to see what changed if anything. OMG!!! Was I pleasantly surprised that first off they are doing a trial where they...More

Thank ladyzire
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being in Palm Springs this is a zoo you can really feel like your in another country when walking around. The paths are mostly finely crushed gravel and asphalt so very easy to walk or use a stroller. They have a very cool model train...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I visited the zoo in the heat of the morning... It was about 110 degrees. They do have a lot of shade which is nice. They have a lot of animals and the gardens are beautiful. They have the only animal hospital...More

Thank dan85leah
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited in September when it is part of there summer programme so the park is open from 8.00 to 1.30 when it becomes to hot. The park is divided into 2 areas covering America and Africa. All the animals in the zoo are comfortable with...More

Thank shelemar
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really liked this zoo! I loved the fact that because it is so hot in Palm Springs, only animals which are suited to that climate are kept there. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a zoo worker who was holding...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The name fits it well. The entire zoo - although not huge, but not as small as some describe either - is set up as a Living Desert. It is a very nice experience. You get the nice "zoo" attraction, while enjoying a nice stroll...More

Thank GentleSol
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of The Living Desert. We’re glad you had an enjoyable time and hope to see you around in the near future! By the way, great shots!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the way the staff goes out of their way to inform and assist visitors. Their knowledge and passion for the wildlife was obvious.

Thank Kristina H
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Kristina! It is our mission to make sure not only our animals are happy in their habitats, but also our guests! None of our efforts would be possible if it weren’t for the generosity of people like you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my grandchildren to the zoo, they r from Seattle where there is a fabulous zoo so we were all disappointed. It was also very expensive, once in the zoo, most activities cost additional fees. Will not waste the time and money to go...More

Thank Sharon S
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sharon, we’re glad you have had the chance to visit the Woodland Park Zoo, you’re right – it is fabulous! Here at The Living Desert, we only have desert animals due to our desert atmosphere, our animals are accustomed to the heat! Also, we’re...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for adults or those with small children who need to expend some energy! Members can enter at 7 am so even summer is a great time to go. I by an annual membership and it's a really great buy!

Thank galopi2013
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Our members are so dear to us, thank you for your continued support of our park as well as our mission!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So impressed that I have purchased a year round pass to be able to visit anytime and wander and wonder Plus get Exercise as I view Incredible animals in their natural and protective environment and beautiful botanical gardens . Peaceful and tremendous layout I love...More

Thank 127gayleg
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for such a thoughtful review of The Living Desert. We wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without your continued support. The gardens can bring a person to a state of peace and tranquility, and we’re happy you found...More

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PattyAnn45
27 March 2017|
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Response from TheLivingDesert_Zoo | Property representative |
Yes! Butterflies are here until April 30
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Judith P
21 March 2017|
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Response from TheLivingDesert_Zoo | Property representative |
Yes, we have adult push-carts available free of charge, but we ask for a small donation. The push-carts are at a first-come first-serve basis.
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Artjag
3 February 2017|
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Response from TheLivingDesert_Zoo | Property representative |
Hop on HWY 111 and go South East. Stay on 111 for about 6 miles and then make a right onto Portola. We are on Portola on your left hand side 47900 Portola Ave in Palm Desert
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