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
12:30pm Last Admission
General Admission Online Pricing Tickets
Buy and reserve your tickets in advance for contact-free and expedited admissions!Reserve GA Adult (Ages 13+)$29.95Reserve GA Child (3 to 12 years)$19.95Reserve GA Child (under 3)FREEReserve GA Senior (Ages 65+)$27.95
Are you a member?
Members are no longer required to reserve their tickets.
Simply present your membership card at the gate for admittance.
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Senior and Military Discounts
Take advantage of a variety of discounts we offer:
Senior 65+ $2.00 off admission
Military (active and retired with valid ID) $2.00 off admission
For questions contact Guest Services at (760) 346-5694 or email GuestServices@LivingDesert.org.
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 Sunday of every month.
January 1st, 2023, February 5th, 2023, March 5th, 2023, April 2nd, 2023, May 7th, 2023, June 4th, 2023, July 2nd, 2023, August 6th, 2023, September 3rd, 2023, October 1st, 2023, November 5th, 2023, and December 3rd, 2023.
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 (SNAP/EBT) — EBT card holders may purchase up to 4 reduced Zoo admissions tickets for the price of $3.00 each (valid for daytime admission only). A valid SNAP/EBT card and valid photo ID (of EBT cardholder) must be presented during purchase at The Living Desert in order to redeem discounted admission. The Living Desert does not accept the P-EBT card for the Museums for All promotion; only State-issued EBT cards are accepted. EBT cardholder must be present at the time of purchase to receive the discount.
Zoo Promotions are not available online. Please call 760-346-5694 to reserve your tickets. For questions contact Guest Services at (760) 346-5694 or email GuestServices@LivingDesert.org.