The Wild is Waiting

Discover the wonder of the world’s deserts at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
All non-member Zoo tickets must be pre-purchased online or at the onsite kiosks.

Ticket Pricing

Adult (18+):


Child/Youth (3-17):


Children under 3 years old are free.

Become a Member at The Living Desert!

Get free admission, reciprocal or discounted admission to 150 partners, exclusive event invitations, and discounted tours and experiences!

Your membership pays for itself in as few as two visits.

NEW! Zoo members also get exclusive discounts at 30+ Coachella Valley businesses, including dining, shopping, lodging, and attractions!

June 1 – September 30

7:00am – 1:30pm

Last admission at 12:30pm

October 1 - September 30

8:00am – 5:00pm

Last admission at 4:00pm

Today at the Zoo

Join us for Keeper Connections for an interactive opportunity to learn more about the animals in our care from an animal care expert!

African Painted Dog Keeper Connection – 9:30am

Zoo Location

Parking for The Living Desert is free.

Zoo News

Two New Chicks

Animal Care & Wellbeing
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is currently celebrating two new additions to one of the world’s most endangered bird species! Born to Bastet (mom) and Ra…
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The Living Desert

Spur-winged Lapwing Chicks

Animal Care & Wellbeing
The Living Desert is delighted to introduce the newest members of the African aviary —four adorable spur-winged lapwing chicks! Hatched during the week of April 29 to…
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Celebrating Crawler

Animal Care & Wellbeing
On May 10, one of The Living Desert’s eldest residents, Crawler the bobcat, celebrated his 22nd birthday. Crawler, originally from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, is one of the…
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A Bold New Experiment in Social Science Training

Ensuring that Indigenous People and local communities (IPLC) not only participate in conservation but also lead or co-lead these efforts is crucial for ensuring that these projects…
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Your support makes a difference! Together, we are saving species and protecting their natural habitats in deserts, here and around the world.