Admissions, Hours & Directions

Located in Palm Desert and just 15 minutes from Palm Springs, The Living Desert's mission is desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. Click here to become a member. Campers learn about plants and animals, the environment (including our own desert) and what it's like to work at a zoo Quarters for Conservation. Choose a Conservation Project and help protect wild animals and plants around the planet! You can become an important part of The Living Desert's conservation efforts through our Adopt! Program. Brew at the Zoo, Save the Date for the 5th Annual Brew at the Zoo!

Season Hours:

Open every day October 1 to May 31
9:00am to 5:00pm
Last admission at 4:00pm.
Closed December 25

Summer Hours:

Open every day June 1 to September 30
8:00am to 1:30pm
Last admission at 1:00pm

Admission Rates

General Admission
Seniors (62+)
Children (Ages 3 - 12)
Children under 3



Shuttle Prices

Children (Ages 3 - 12)
Children under 3


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 47900 Portola Ave
 Palm Desert, CA
 (760) 346-5694
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