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

Upcoming Zoo Events


November 22, 2022 - December 30, 2022

WildLights is celebrating 30 years of 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.

Mongolian Desert Conservation Talk

December 1, 2022

Join us in the Chase Administration Building, Tennity Boardroom, on Thursday, December 1st at 12pm as we welcome guest speaker, Ganchimeng Wingard, Regional Conservation Director for Asia, at the Denver Zoo, for a presentation on the Ikh Nart Nature Preserve, Mongolian Steppes, and Gobi Desert conservation.

World Disability Day

December 3, 2022

World Disability Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of those with disabilities. This year’s event will bring together several local organizations and resources that help to promote the capabilities of people with disabilities. There will also be a number of games and activities in the park for attendees.

Winter ZooCamp

December 19, 2022 - December 22, 2022

In these one-day camps, children aged 5-13 will be enthralled by the wonders of wildlife as they engage in special activities, arts and crafts, up-close animal encounters, and more!

Zoo Helpers

December 24, 2022

Drop your little elves off for a fun-filled morning at the zoo’s workshop (the education center)! All of our animals made the nice list this year, so children will help make presents for them while you finish your list. 

Jump On Board The Living Desert Express

December 27, 2022 - December 28, 2022

Join us for this two-day hands-on family workshop to learn how to set up a G-scale garden railroad, the largest of the model trains.

Zoo Families: Wildly Diverse!

February 18, 2023

Not all animal families look alike! This family program invites you and your pride to learn about the animal families here at The Living Desert. The event includes an up-close animal experience, story time, a craft, tram tour, and admission to the zoo afterwards.

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