The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

Signature Events

Safari Nights

September 6, 13, 20, 27

Every Friday night in September brings safari family fun. Enjoy astronomy and bat detection stations, scorpion walks, keeper chats, food and beverage specials and live entertainment. Explore the sights and sounds of the desert at night!


October 26, 9am-12pm
October 31, 6pm-8:30pm

Come in your favorite costumes and enjoy over 20 trick-or-treat stations, arts and crafts, pumpkin bowling, animal encounters and magic acts.




November 26 to December 28
Select nights, 6pm-9pm

Over a million twinkling lights dazzle as guests enjoy holiday festivities, food, drink, arts and crafts, animal encounters, live entertainment, Santa Claus and more. Light up your holiday!

Golden Anniversary Gala

March 7, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Celebrate our 50th year at our Golden Anniversary Gala, an elegant event complete with animal encounters, live auctions, dinner and entertainment. This is a must-attend, high-visibility event!

Palm Desert Brew at the Zoo

April 4, 6pm-9:30pm

The wildest beer, wine and food event in the Coachella Valley and features unlimited samples of beer and wine, food trucks, live entertainment and animal encounters.