Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

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This native wildlife zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The park provides an up-close experience for visitors, with a variety of fun interpretive programs for every season geared for the entire family. Living Desert also has beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas and group facilities. There is no camping and no pets are allowed.
We are not affiliated or associated with The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.
Memorial Day to Labor Day:
Labor Day to Memorial Day:
Last Entry into Zoo is 3:30pm
Gift Shop: 9am-4pm

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park
Notes: Permits are not valid at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.
Adult $5
Children ages 7-12 $3
Children ages 6 and under No Charge
Adult group rates (20 or more) per person $3
K-12 School Groups 50¢ per person
American Zoological Association members Adults $2.50
American Zoological Association members Children $1.50

David Heckard
Zoo Director