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

Upcoming Zoo Events

International Desert Conservation Summit

November 20, 2021

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is excited to host its International Desert Conservation Summit. The event will be a significant gathering of experts from around the world focused on saving deserts and the animals, plants and communities that call the desert home.

Desert Tortoise Week

October 4, 2021 - October 9, 2021

The Living Desert is excited to announce our participation in Desert Tortoise Week. Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) populations have been on the decline for many years due to a number of reasons. We're committed to raising awareness and educating the public on simple things we can all do to help conserve this vital and iconic species. Join in on the virtual...

Gardening for Monarchs

October 16, 2021

Join us on Saturday, October 16 at our Desert Plant Conservation Center for a special opportunity to learn about monarchs, milkweed, and how to care for your own monarch garden. For $5 you'll have exclusive access to our expert Gardens Team who will share tips, tricks, and guidance for maintaining an irresistible pollinator garden! Plus, each guest will receive a free...


October 30, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Come and safely celebrate Howl-O-Ween at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens! Children are encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes and explore the Zoo for a socially-distant and family-friendly adventure.


November 23, 2021 - December 30, 2021

WildLights is celebrating 29 years dazzling guests by transforming the Zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. Come to this festive, annual tradition and marvel at more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights.

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