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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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Palm Springs and Outlet Shopping Day Trip from Los Angeles
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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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“animal hospital” (116 reviews)
“giraffe feeding” (98 reviews)
“model train” (67 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156
+1 760-346-5694
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Reviewed yesterday

A group of friends visited here last weekend. We LOVED walking, seeing the animals, seeing the plants, and being together. Someone had recommended this place to us -- and we were so glad they did. A fun outing. We were there about 2.5 hours and...More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enough about how wonderful the Living Desert is for all ages. We are members who bring our grandchildren and children as often as they come to visit us. The kids love it, learn something new each trip, and are exhausted by the end of the...More

Thank Tanya A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the zoo and enjoyed it a lot. We saw the Cheetah run, saw Giraffes, Goats, and other animals. It was a fun morning activity.

Thank norman50
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We live about 30 minutes from the Safari Park in San Diego, have stopped going in recent years due to the increase in price and commercialism of the park. The Living Zoo reminds me of what the wild animal Park used to be; A place...More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been traveling to Palm Springs and the surrounding areas for years, but never visited the Living Desert Zoo and Garden. With its extensive walking paths featuring an amazing array of desert fauna, the extensive assortment of animals in very nice habitat or the...More

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TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of The Living Desert. We're so glad you made the trip to visit us and spent a better part of your day here. The Living Desert truly has something for everyone...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This place has a lot to offer everyone. For families there are the zoo animals and hikes on the different paths. Lots and lots of different desert fauna from all over the world. Loved the state of the art animal treatment center. We got a...More

Thank Rempt2
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review of The Living Desert. If you ever plan on visiting again, go ahead and call ahead to find out the animal exam schedule - you may be lucky enough to see...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Living Desert was wonderful and a must when your in Palm Springs I don't know why we hadn't done it before on one of our other trips. It's quite a lengthy and interesting walk through the zoo. From all the animals to the different...More

Thank MrHappyTravels
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write about your recent trip to The Living Desert! We're glad you decided to to visit us and enjoy the day with us!

Reviewed 6 days ago

When in Palm Springs the Living Desert seems to be the first thing that is recommended to do. We got there at opening and spent I think 3-4 hours there. It was a great place. There are lots of animals and neat little side gardens...More

1  Thank Emily J
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Emily, thank you for taking the time to write a review for The Living Desert. We're glad you were able to spend and enjoy the day with us as well as feeding the giraffe and riding the carousel - those are always fan favorites!...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

It has been 25 years since I first came here. They have added many new animals in natural surroundings. So, nice to walk around at your own pace. They also offer a tram. Great place to take photos. Gorgeous cactus gardens. I loved the cheetahs,...More

Thank Sondra R
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to write about your recent trip to The Living Desert. We have definitely made a lot of changes in the last 25 years and more changes are underway! Hopefully you get the chance to visit us when...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful zoo! Happy animals, happy workers (especially Barbara the shuttle driver!) and happy volunteers. Exotic array of animals and it is a learning experience for both children and adults. Feeding the giraffes was just great and many children opted to feed them carrots also. When...More

Thank Judith B
TheLivingDesert_Zoo, Manager at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Judith, thank you for taking the time to write about your recent trip to the Living Desert! We're so glad you took advantage of the tram as it is the easiest way to navigate through the park. All of us are proud of the...More

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bunlady
21 November 2017|
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Response from janie210 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. .They also have light weight senior assist chairs. There is a lot of walking and the paths are paved and wide.
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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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