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Family and Kids Programs

Park after Dark

Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the people go home and the lights go out? Nighttime is a whole different world at the zoo as you experience the park as our nocturnal animals do. Your special evening includes up-close animal presentation, guided walk through the zoo, scorpion hunting using ultra violet lights and s’mores roasting ’round a roaring campfire? Park After Dark is FUN for the whole family or individuals.

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ZooCamp sessions are offered year ‘round. ZooCampers learn about plants and animals, the environment (including our own desert) and what it’s like to work at a zoo. Programs are challenging and stimulating, but most of all…FUN!
NEW this year! STEAM Adventures – ZooCamp for Families!
These highly interactive adventures are geared for families with children ages 7-12.

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Starry Safari

Grab your backpacks! Roll up your sleeping bags! Join us for an overnight experience under the stars.


Me & You at the Zoo

Lizards, and Bobcats and Snakes, Oh My! Toddlers and accompanying adults can enjoy experiencing the zoo in a brand new way!

You and Me at the Zoo

Family Evening Adventures

Join us for these fun, casual, family evening programs – which are FREE for Members!

Family Evening Adventures
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