The carousel is closed for the summer and will reopen in the fall.
Our endangered species carousel features many of the animals found right here at The Living Desert!
Marilyn’s Merry-Go-Round can be found near the Gecko Gulch Playground just past the Miriam U. Hoover Discovery Center. Our carousel features 30 animals represented at The Living Desert, two chariots, and is wheelchair accessible. Animals include your favorite species such as Warthog, Lion, Jaguar, Giraffe, Zebra, Gazelle, Hummingbird, and Golden Eagle.
During regular season (Oct 1st – May 31st) park hours, the carousel is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The cost per ride is $3.00 and tickets can be purchased at the admissions window or at the carousel. Every child under 42 inches tall must be accompanied by an adult at no extra charge.
The Total Adventure Package
Total Adventure Package (TAP) includes several unlimited adventures throughout the zoo, saving guests both time and money. The TAP includes unlimited access to giraffe feedings, lorikeet admission and feedings, camel rides (camel ride photo not included), and carousel rides.
Available for purchase at the front entrance admission window from 7am – 2pm.