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Starry Safari at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Starry Safari at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Starry Safari

Pack up your pj’s and sleeping bags!

It’s time for overnight adventures at Starry Safari, a nighttime sleepover event for the whole family. Stay past closing time and encounter a whole new world with the sights and sounds of the desert at night.

Each Starry Safari overnight features up-close animal presentations and a nighttime guided walk through the park. Listen to tall tales told ’round the campfire while you enjoy s’mores you roast yourself.

In the morning, enjoy a continental breakfast then choose to stay for further exploration of the Zoo and Gardens – your next day admission is included in the Starry Safari package.



Discovery Camping (sleeping indoors due to variations in weather)

October 4: Bat Night  - SOLD OUT
November 1: Night Predators - SOLD OUT
December 6: WildLights
January 3: Astronomy Night
February 7: Movie Night

Tent Camping (sleeping outdoors in a Starry Safari tent)

March 6: Astronomy Night
April 3: Night Predators - CANCELLED
May 1: Scorpion Night 
June 5: Scorpion Night


Tent Camping

Slumber under the stars in a roomy tent that accommodates four people, with sleeping pads to make your night more comfortable. All you need to bring are sleeping bags or blankets, personal toiletries and clothes for the next morning.

Adults and families with children five years and older. Singles and couples without children are welcome to all programs.

Starry Safari tents can comfortably accommodate up to four people (at least one adult per tent required)

Teepee Style Tent- $100 (sleeps 4 people)
Cabin Tent- $120 (sleep 4-5 people)
Large Cabin Tent- $150 (sleep 6-7 people)
(non-refundable reservation fee)

Plus the following per person:
Members: $80 per person
Non-members: $95 per person

Adult individuals not sharing a tent with another member of their group will be charged a single supplement. Members: $50 / Non-members: $75


Discovery Camping

No tent required! After the outdoor activities, you’ll sleep soundly in the climate-controlled environment of the Discovery Center, filled with artifacts and interactives about our local desert.

Members $80 / Non-members $95



Round up the herd! Groups with more than 20 registrants are welcome to inquire about private Starry Safari events. Private nights may be available. Group discounts are also available for the scheduled Starry Safari events. Details and restrictions apply.


Reservations are required, and space fills up quickly. Book your Starry Safari Adventure now. Contact (760) 346-5694 or email

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