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Hours, Directions & Pricing

Season Hours:

Open every day October 1 to May 31
9:00am to 5:00pm
Last admission at 4:00pm.
Closed December 25

Summer Hours:

Open every day June 1 to September 30
8:00am to 1:30pm
Last admission at 1:00pm

Admission Rates

General Admission $19.95
Seniors (62+) $17.95
Children (Ages 3 – 12) $9.95
Children under 3 FREE

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Giraffe Feedings

No Pre-purchase tickets available

Line up for our new giraffe feeding experience. Only $6 per person or $4 per member – an eye to eye personal experience you don’t want to miss.

Please see our Daily Program Schedule for scheduled feedings.

Giraffe Feeding at The Living Desert

Camel Rides

It’s Hump Day every day at The Living Desert!

Camel rides are offered daily from 9:00am – 5:00pm through April. Participants must be three years old and older to ride. The cost is $6 per person.


Shuttle Service

On your next visit to The Living Desert, consider taking a ride on a shuttle. A trip on the shuttle moves you around the park faster, is an informative way to learn about the exhibits you are approaching, keeps you on time for enjoying daily events, and tells you what is new and exciting. Our drivers are very knowledgeable and have access to park staff, who can provide answers to more specific questions.

You can start your day with a quick tour to preview the entire park and then hop on and off all day long. There are 11 shuttle stops conveniently located in key locations and shuttles stop every 15 minutes. Best of all, if there is an exhibit or place you want to be, just tell a driver where you want to go and they will make sure you get there.

All day shuttle rides are $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children, and children under 3 are FREE!

Shuttle Prices


Adults $6.00
Children (Ages 3 – 12) $3.00
Children under 3 FREE


Shuttle Service


47900 Portola Ave
Palm Desert, CA
(760) 346-5694

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