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Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
Behind the Scenes tours at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Behind the Scenes tours at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Indulge your curiosity with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of select habitats, meet and greet our animals individually, and hang out with our devoted animal caregivers. View all of our Behind-the-Scenes experiences below.

All behind-the-scenes tours include a two-hour safari with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal guide leads you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. Visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn how we provide the highest-level care for all animals, and discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House, a unique location that is typically closed to the public, where you will get a private viewing of the majestic Amur leopard.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Tours must be booked at least 12-days ahead of your desired date. Payment is due at the time of booking. If you need to cancel, we ask that you do so at least 7 days before your tour. If you cancel within 7 days of your tour it is non-refundable.  Animal Encounters and Behind-the-Scenes tours can be cancelled at any time by The Living Desert due to animal health, husbandry or other unforeseen circumstances. In any of these cases we can reschedule, accommodate your group with another encounter of a similar value, or refund the total amount for the tour.

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