Adoption Programs at The Living Desert!

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!

Adopt an Animal


Take a Wild Animal into your Heart!
You can become an important part of The Living Desert's conservation efforts through our Adopt! Program.

Adopt a Train


This exhibit features G-scale railroad models, measuring approximately 12 inches to the foot. The exhibit provides a miniature view of the area's rich historic past, including real plants, different climate zones and more!