Family & Kids Programs at The Living Desert



Friday evenings, January - March 7
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Members: $30 Adults $15 Children
Non-Members: $40 Adults $25 Children

Ever wonder what the animals are up to at The Living Desert when the sun goes down, the people go home and the lights go out?

Come find out for yourself as you explore The Living Desert as never before during our newest exciting program Park After Dark!

Our arriving guests are greeted by an animal of the nocturnal kind! You never know "whoo" might be on-hand to meet us.

During our evening safari through the zoo, we'll come across more than a few of our desert animals. They'll be just as surprised to see you! Our native wildlife can be found scurrying through the park, too. How many rabbits, owls, snakes and geckos can you spot?

We'll be well equipped with an ultra-violet light to help search out one of our more elusive nighttime creatures - the scorpion - which glows in the dark, and is easily illuminated by our "black lights". Not to worry - as long as we "look-but-don't touch" we'll be fine.

A stop at our Park After Dark interpretive cart will help explain and educate about scorpions and other nighttime desert inhabitants - how they hunt and are hunted.

What can top this fun evening out in the "cool" desert night? We'll tell tall tales and sing a silly conservation song around our roaring campfire! Join us as we roast s'mores to perfection! Can't you just taste 'em?

Throughout the evening you'll be learning all about this desert we call home, as well as the animals found living here. What are you waiting for? Sign up now for an adventure you won't soon forget!

Park After Dark is fun for the whole family - individuals welcome.

To register, or for more information go online, contact us at or call us at 760-346-5694 ext 2506.