Membership Q and A
There are several convenient ways to purchase a membership;
- On your next visit to The Living Desert, just stop by the Membership window located at the front gate.
- Give us a call in the Membership Office at 760.346.5694 x 2133.
- For fastest service, join now on-line!
Yes, at the membership window, or by phone or on-line.
How early can I come in with my Living Desert Membership?
All members can come in as early as 7am daily through the "Members Only" gate. The only day we are closed is Christmas Day.
Can my guests also come in at 7 o'clock?
Yes, guests can come in with you at 7am or you can give friends and family guest passes to use without you.
Is The Living Desert membership based on the calendar year?
Your membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase, so you receive a full 12 months of zoo and garden fun!
Can I apply the cost of my general admission tickets toward a membership during next my visit?
Yes, just save your receipt and we can apply a portion of your admissions on the day of your visit.
What if my membership card is lost or stolen?
You can order a replacement membership card by contacting the Membership Office by emailing email@example.com or by calling 760-346-5694, ext. 2133 or by making the request at the membership window at the park. There is a no fee for replacement cards.
Is my Living Desert membership good at other zoos, aquariums, gardens and arboreta?
Yes! For a list of the over 100 zoos, aquariums and arboreta that offer discounted of free admission to Living Desert members, CLICK HERE.
Can a friend or family member use my membership card?
No. Memberships are nontransferable and are valid only for the person (or persons) whose name(s) appears on the card. This is why you must show a photo ID when you enter The Living Desert using your membership. As a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on membership and attendance for support, we must prevent misuse of our membership cards.
If the other named adult is unable to come with me, may I bring a guest in their place?
If all the adults on your membership are named, only those adults may use the membership card.
Is my membership payment tax-deductible?
For memberships over $75, a portion of your payment is tax-deductible. Deductible amounts can be found under the membership levels on the membership Benefits page.
Can I give my guest passes away, or does the guest have to be with me?
Guest passes may be given to anyone and they do not have to be with a member to use them.
How do I get to The Living Desert?
From Hwy. 111 in Palm Desert, turn south on Portola Ave., go 1.5 miles, follow signs to main entrance.
From Interstate 10 take the Monterey exit and turn south. Go south approximately 6 miles and turn east (left) on Hwy.111. Follow directions above when you reach Portola.
There's plenty of free parking!