Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
Private Events at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Private Events at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Save the date for an awe-mazing affair!

A private event at The Living Desert transports guests across the globe, through the African savannah, the lush gardens of Madagascar, California‚Äôs palm oasis and the deserts of North America.

From lavish cocktail parties, receptions and holiday celebrations, to corporate mixers, meetings and team-building events, birthdays, graduations and proms, the Zoo offers a setting unlike any in the Coachella Valley.

With over 12 indoor/outdoor venue options to choose from, located just minutes from El Paseo and downtown Palm Desert, The Living Desert is a family-friendly destination where you can explore nature and create memories to last a lifetime.

Whether a large-scale conference, a mid-level event, or a small affair, our professional and seasoned Events Team are here to help. And our onsite caterer, Taste, and our preferred vendors will tailor your event to exceed your expectations.

Inquire about our special behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, and after-hours programs that can be tailored to your event.

For questions and bookings, contact group sales at (760) 346-5694 ext 1802  or email


Search the Living Desert WebsiteMagnifying glass icon