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Starry Safari

Starry Safari

Overnight Adventures at The Living Desert

First Friday Night of each month October-June | 6:30pm – 9:00am

Grab your backpacks, roll up your sleeping bags, and come join the Starry Safari, a nighttime sleepover experience for the whole family. Stay past closing time and encounter the sights and sounds of the desert at night.

Each Starry Safari overnight will feature up-close animal presentations and a nighttime guided walk through the park. You can partake of tall tales told ’round the campfire while you enjoy s’mores that you roast yourself.

In the morning, enjoy a continental breakfast and can choose to stay on for further exploration of The Living Desert – your next day admission is included in the Starry Safari package.

Discovery Camping

Sleeping indoors due to extremes in weather
October 5th – Bat Night
November 2nd – Night Predators
December 7th – WildLights
January 4th – Astronomy Night
February 1st – Movie Night
June 7th – Scorpion Night

Tent Camping

Sleeping outdoors in a Starry Safari tent
March 1st – Astronomy Night
April 5th – Giraffes at Night
May 3rd – Scorpion Night

Starry Safari

Starry Safari

Other dates may be available upon request for groups of at least 20 paying guests who book a private event on a night that facilities and staffing are available. These will not appear on our calendar for the public.

Tent Camping (Outdoors):

Stay overnight in a roomy tent that will easily fit up to four people, with sleeping pads to make your night more comfortable. All you need to bring are sleeping bags or blankets, personal toiletries and clothes for the next morning.

  • Adults and families with children five years and older.
  • Singles and couples without children are welcome to all programs.

Starry Safari tents can comfortably accommodate up to four people (at least one adult per tent)
$100 per tent
(non-refundable reservation fee)

PLUS the following per person charge:
Pricing for Members: $80 per person
Pricing for Non-members: $100 per person

Adult individuals not sharing a tent with another member of their group will be charged a single supplement.
Members: $50 / Non-members: $75

Discovery Camping (Indoors):

After the outdoor activities, you’ll sleep soundly in the climate-controlled environment of the Discovery Center. Filled with artifact and interactives about our local desert.
$95 per person

Book your Starry Safari Adventure now and see The Living Desert as never before! Reservations are required. Registration begins October 15th.

Private Group Camps Indoors or Tent Camping:

Hold your next group function at a Starry Safari! Groups of 20 or more can enjoy all that a Starry Safari Adventure has to offer at a special pricing of only $50 per tent and $80 per person (based on 4 people per tent) when tent camping is available.

Or, your group of 20 or more may choose to sleep in our wonderful Discovery Center for only $80 per person and non-refundable Room Deposit Charge of $150.

Consider a Starry Safari Overnight Adventure for school, scout and church groups, team-building activities, family and friends reunions, anniversaries, birthdays and group celebrations. We’d be happy to work with you to tailor a program to suit your individual needs. Special menus are available upon request for an additional fee.

For more information, all reservations, and gift certificates, please contact the Education Department at 760-346-5694 ext. 2506, or send an e-mail to

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