Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the horizon when you visit The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Enjoy beautiful sunsets over the horizon when you visit The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Every time you visit The Living Desert you help save species

  • Open Daily October 1 – May 31
  • 8:00am to 5:00pm
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  • 8:00am Grounds and Gardens Open
  • 9:00am Zoo and Amenities Open
  • 4:00pm Last Admission
  • Closed December 25th
  • Open Daily June 1 – September 30
  • 7:00am to 1:30pm
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  • 7:00am Grounds and Gardens Open
  • 8:00am Zoo and Amenities Open
  • 1:00pm Last Admission
  • General admission
  • Seniors (62+)
  • Children (3-12)
  • Children under 3
  • Parking
  • $24.95
  • $22.95
  • $14.95
  • FREE
  • FREE

NEW! Timed Ticketing Requirement

All guests will need to purchase or reserve tickets online, even if they are already Zoo members.
We recognize that this is a change for our current members and do apologize for any inconvenience. Safety precautions require us to employ timed ticketing to pace the number of guests entering the zoo each hour.  Once you enter the zoo you are welcome to stay as long as you like or until closing time.  Your support and cooperation is greatly appreciated!

Reserve your tickets online up to two weeks in advance for contact-free and expedited admissions!

 Before you come and see us, please review our new policies and procedures so that you know what to expect! Learn More>>

During your visit please be aware that some paths have been redirected, and animal areas may be moved to allow for ongoing construction. Giraffe feeding will remain open! We have begun Phase II of Crossroads of Conservation, which will eventually include a multi-species habitat featuring African black rhinos. We appreciate your understanding as we work to build the Zoo of the future!


How to get here

47900 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-5694


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