October 1 – May 31
8:00am to 5:00pm
4:00pm Last Admission
Closed December 25
June 1 - Sept 30
7:00am to 1:30pm
1:00pm Last Admission
Before you come and see us, please review our new policies and procedures so that you know what to expect! Learn More...
General Admission Tickets
Buy and reserve your tickets for up to two weeks in advance for contact-free and expedited admissions!Reserve GA Adult (Ages 13+)24.95Reserve GA Child (3 to 12 years)14.95Reserve GA Child (under 3)0.00Reserve GA Senior (Ages 62+)22.95
- Member Tickets
Healthcare Heroes 50% Off
February 22-26, 2021 Healthcare Workers and First Responders Receive 50% OFF General Admission for 4*
Healthcare Heroes promotion is valid for up to four people per visit. Advanced reservations are required. Valid professional ID must be presented upon entry into The Living Desert. Offer is valid for visits between 2/22/21-2/26/21 only. Offer is valid for up to 4 general admission tickets only. Not valid with any other discount or promotion. No cash value. Limit 4 tickets
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Senior and Military Discounts
Take advantage of a variety of discounts we offer:
Senior 62+ $2.00 off admission
Military (active and retired with valid ID) $2.00 off admission
Discounts and Promotions are not available online. Please call 760-346-5694 to reserve your tickets.
Reciprocal Zoo Admissions — Receive 50% off admission with an active membership card and valid photo ID to other reciprocal Zoos, Aquariums, and Gardens. (Please see the reciprocal list for more details.)
Bank of America Museums on Us — Bank of America card holders are eligible for free Zoo admission for themselves on the first full weekend of every month (Saturday and Sunday). Card holders must present their Bank of America card and valid photo ID at The Living Desert to redeem. Discount is valid for the card holder only.
Museums for All, EBT — EBT card holders may purchase up to 4 reduced Zoo admissions tickets for the price of $3.00 each. EBT card and valid photo ID must be presented during purchase at The Living Desert in order to redeem admission.