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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
From US$19.95
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
From US$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

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 (37)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
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 yesterday 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Visit the Giraffes

A return visit and this time the giraffes stole the show. Make sure you plan to spend time with them. Some are bashful and watch from afar and some love to take the carrots from your hand. All 9 seem to have individual personalities. One...More

Thank Walt and Gwynne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Absolute gem and a bargain price

We visited on a Friday in October and were not really sure what to expect. What we found was an absolute treat. For 20 dollars each we had a great day out at this zoo and gardens. We had assumed there wouldnt be much there...More

Thank Sarah S
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30 September 2018|
Response from mspdred33 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know 🤷‍♂️
30 September 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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