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Private Events

Located just minutes from El Paseo and downtown Palm Desert restaurants, shops and hotels The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a family-friendly place to explore nature and create meaningful experiences that are remembered for a lifetime.

A private event at The Living Desert transports guests across the globe, including early 20th century Africa, the lush gardens of Morocco, and the Rocky Mountains of North America.

From lavish cocktail parties, receptions and holiday celebrations, to corporate mixers, meetings and teambuilding events, to birthdays, graduations and proms, with over 12 indoor/outdoor venue options to choose from the Zoo offers a setting unlike anywhere else in the Coachella Valley.

Whether you are planning a large-scale conference, a mid-level event, or just a small affair, our Events Team can assist you with planning an experience guests are not soon to forget.

Inquire about our special Behind-the- Scenes tours, animal encounters, and after-hours programs that can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of your event.


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Client Testimonials

You can really customize your day, be it by the areas you choose or the animal encounters you have! I can’t express how amazing it was to have our wedding here! Thank you all! -RH

Thank you for all of your hard work in making our event amazing. I have received several emails from staff thanking me for a fun day.
You guys are amazing. Please thank the entire team for all of their hard work and enthusiasm.
-Michael Muller, Desert Aids Project

Y’all…we had a wonderful evening in the DC House. The venue was magnificent….food (appetizers, entrees and desserts) were delicious. The selection of beverages was very broad and the pours very generous. The servers were most accommodating.
Our folks really enjoyed it all.
Thank you so much.
Bill Houck, V. P. & General Manager
Lamar Advertising of Palm Springs

Everything was wonderful. Food was exceptional.
Getting to see Zoya in her habitat (DC House) was an awesome experience.
After this…. the rest of the luncheons will be just that. Luncheons 😉 …. not bad but…. not much to talk about years after years…
-MLCC Ladies Luncheon Guest

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