Living Desert focuses on the plants and animals found in the deserts of the world. Ten different ecosystems from the North
American deserts can be see in the immersion gardens. Animals such as bighorn sheep, oryx, wolves, striped hyenas, thick billed parrots, leopards and golden eagles can be see by guests. The 1,200 acre California facility houses exotic and endangered animals such as the Peninsular pronghorn. The Peninsular pronghorn is one of the fastest and most endangered animals in North America.
The zoo's hospital offers guests a loot at procedures and interactions with the animals. Other educational opportunities are student, adult, family and kid programs, presentations, safaris and even travel groups. Various tours are also offered by the zoo for an additional cost. Arrangements can be made for them by calling the zoo’s phone number.
Living Desert offers a children’s play park called Gecko Gulch and live animal shows. An interactive Discovery Center offers information about the Coachella Valley region. A couple of newer activities are the camel rides and the jaguar exhibit.
Where Can I Find Coupons & Discounts for The Living Desert?
A Military discount of $2 is offered with valid ID.
AAA members can receive a discount of $2.
You can sign up for a Zoo Newsletter to be sent to your email address. This will announce any events and specials.
Living Desert has a Facebook and Twitter page. They announce on there any events or specials.
Group rates are offered to 15 people or more with the purchase of block tickets. Discounted ticket is $9 for Adults and $5.50 for Children. Reservations must be made in advance by calling the zoo or purchasing block tickets online.
A coupon for $3 off up to four people can be found at the Palm Springs Bureu of Tourism website or call for them to send it to you.
A coupon booklet that includes a substantial coupon for Living Desert is given to guests at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Villas, Holiday Inn Express and Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springs/ Rancho Mirage.
Some guests report that they have gotten coupon at the Visitors Centers.
A membership can save you money if you plan on going to Living Desert a few times. Membership offers Free daytime admission for one year, entrance to the zoo earlier then the general public, reduced admission price for guests, Free or discounted admission to more then 150 zoos, aquariums, gardens & arboretums in the United States and discounts at the gift shop and nursery.
The Living Desert Details
Living Desert is open every day except for December 25. Summer hours from June 1 to September 30 are 8 am to 1:30 pm (last admission is taken at 1 pm). The rest of the year the hours are 9 am to 5 pm.
Regular admission prices are Adults $17.25, Children from 3-12 $8.75, Children under 3 FREE, Seniors over 62 $15.75.
Animal Presentations, feedings and Keeper Chats are offered daily and can be found on your program.
Some activities such as the camel rides and the carousel are offered at an additional cost. Carousel rides are $2 and camel rides are $5.
Shuttles are offered by the park for $6 for Adults and $3 for Children for all day. The shuttle has eleven stops and comes by every 15 minutes. The driver can be informed of your destination as you board.
The Living Desert is located in Palm Desert, California. The 1,200 acre site is home to some of the most common desert animals in North America. Some of the animals you can see are the bobcat, coyote, bighorn sheep and Mexican wolf.