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Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

#1 of 57 things to do in Palm Desert Features Animals
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156
+1 760-346-5694
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USD 19.95*
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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert
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USD 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
47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156
+1 760-346-5694
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Came for a visit to PD in March. Weather too cool for our 2 teen girls to swim. Saw Living Desert Zoo advertised and our girls asked to go. They loved it. Had been here when they were 8, but 100 degrees. Much more pleasant...More

Thank R W
Reviewed 31 March 2016

easy to get around to all the exhibits in an hour or two. nice setting. I took a hike from there which is a loop and is quite moderate and lovely views. Worth the hike too. You can see the San Andreas Fault on this...More

Thank lesliebauman
Reviewed 30 March 2016

We showed up at 10 am (it opens at 9) to an all but full parking lot. Since there were no more handicapped spaces left, we pushed the wheelchair over cobbled streets and cobbled sidewalks. The lines for everything inside were amazingly long, so long...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Even after having visited one or twice a year for the past five years, the Living Desert continues to be a family favourite. Our boys missed the aviary, but appreciated the giraffe feeding, goat petting and other interactive displays.

Thank John A
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The living desert zoo is an experience like no other! From the aviary, to the coyotes, to the giraffes, zebras, and everything in between, this is a truly special place! We also got to see the foxes in action which was a memorable experience. A...More

Thank Abraham G
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This desert zoo & gardens were great! A little pricey though - it was nice that we have AAA and got a discount off of our 4 tickets. We had great views of all of the animals and because of the time of year many...More

1  Thank Charleen_12
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had so much fun. We did the camel rides, butterfly exhibit, giraffe feedings and rode the carousel. (All had an extra fee to do.) My kids had fun. This was their second time coming. We went in the spring. There is not a lot...More

1  Thank HappyJana
Reviewed 27 March 2016

WE opted for the VIP tram tour with a docent. She was wonderful. The birds and animals were well cared for, in fact there is an animal hospital on the property and it is open for public viewing. Seeing a mama warthog and her three...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Whether winter of summer, something wonderful is happening at the Living Desert. Grab a free guided tour if you get the chance-facinating! The winter holiday lights is spectacular. Summer time visits are good, but get there when it opens. By afternoon, it is HOT! Good...More

Thank Pattistory
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My daughter loves animals so I thought since we never been here that I would bring her for part of her birthday present. She really enjoyed herself. Awesome place very beautiful place of the wild life😃

Thank Teresa D
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27 March 2017|
Response from TheLivingDesert_Zoo | Property representative |
Yes! Butterflies are here until April 30
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.
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