The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

Upcoming Zoo Events

Desert Tortoise Celebration 2022

October 1, 2022

Slow down and appreciate the California state reptile on Saturday, October 1st at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

From 10:00am - 12:00pm, guests will be able to participate in tortoise-themed activities, conservation conversations, a native plant sale, and more!

Giving Desert Tortoise Hatchlings a Headstart

October 3, 2022

Join The Living Desert and San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance for a free webinar to learn about their collaborative desert tortoise conservation work and get a special look at recently rescued hatchlings.

Emerging Threats to Cheetahs

October 4, 2022

Mary Wykstra, Executive Director, Action for Cheetahs in Kenya will be at The Living Desert on Tuesday, October 4th to speak on the emerging threats to cheetahs and the community based conservation and biological research work that she and her team have been successful with over the last many years in Kenya.

Let’s Keep the Wild, Wild!

October 26, 2022

Join us on Wednesday, October 26th, for a presentation by Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.


October 29, 2022 - October 30, 2022

Get ready for a howling good time at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens' annual Howl-O-Ween event, Saturday, October 29th, and Sunday, October 30th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.


November 22, 2022 - December 30, 2022

WildLights is celebrating 29 years dazzling guests by transforming the Zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. Come to this festive, annual tradition and marvel at more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights.

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