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50 things to experience

50 Things to Experience at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

As The Living Desert embarks on its 50th Anniversary Celebration, we invite you to experience all the zoo has to offer. We‘ve come up with a bucket-list of things to do during your visits to the zoo. You’re invited to take the next year to see all that you can check off your bucket list. Be sure to use the #TheLivingDesert50 hashtag and share your images with us. 

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Become a member of the Zoo

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Gaze at the beauty in the butterfly pavilion 

3

Walk through Australian Adventures coming Spring 2020

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View an exam at the animal hospital

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Groom a Nigerian dwarf goat in the petting kraal

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Donate to The Living Desert’s conservation initiatives

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Watch the cheetah run

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Relax at the Oryx Overlook

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Feed a giraffe

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Get married or attend a wedding at The Living Desert

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Eat a churro sundae at the Churro Stop

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Download The Living Desert’s app and audio tour and explore the awesome features

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Devour a date shake at Safari Soft Serve

14

Host a private dinner in the District Commissioner’s House

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Explore the Tanzanian Schoolhouse

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Shop at the Appel Gift Shop

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Become a ZooCamper

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Learn about native flora and fauna at an LDU class

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Stay overnight at the Zoo with Starry Safari

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Hike the Eisenhower Peak Trail

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Adopt your favorite animal

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Do some bird watching on Zoo grounds

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Explore the Chase Art Gallery

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Ride the Tennity Endangered Species Carousel

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Observe the San Andreas Fault at the Nature Trail Overlook

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Watch an animal care training demonstration

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Listen to an animal care keeper chat

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Celebrate with your besties at Brew at the Zoo

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Go on the Spring Eggstravaganza treasure hunt

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Experience nighttime at the Zoo at Safari Nights

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Get in the holiday spirit during WildLights

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Enjoy Me and You at the Zoo and Me and You in the Garden

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Become a volunteer

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Get glammed up for Fairytales and Frog Day

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Adopt a train display

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Find the wind machine at the Discovery Center

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Host your birthday party at the Zoo

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Participate in a citizen science project

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Go on a behind-the-scenes tour at the Zoo

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Be amazed at the smoke trees in bloom during June

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Trick-or-Treat at Howl-O-Ween

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Size up the columnar cactus

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Transport to Madagascar in the Madagascar Gardens

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Watch the Wildlife Wonders Show

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Spot wildlife on grounds: jackrabbits, lizards, quail, dove, and so much more

46

Get dressed up to attend the 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

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Share your favorite Zoo memory on social media #TheLivingDesert50

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Tour the Zoo on a private safari

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Smash a penny as a souvenir

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Tell your friends about being wonderfully wild at The Living Desert