Don’t miss your chance to get nose-to-nose with the world’s tallest animal.
Feed a giraffe and make memories to last a lifetime. Selfies encouraged!
Delight as butterflies flutter past and hummingbirds hover near in this magical garden paradise. Come, discover the extraordinary.
Choose your own adventure with one of The Living Desert’s tours and enhance your experience.
Book a private tour today and see the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before.
Private and Behind-the-Scenes
Take a spin!
You’ll love going around and around on the Endangered Species Carousel featuring many of the animals found at The Living Desert.
Ride the Endangered
Join a keeper and animal meet and greet!
Take a hike on the wild side
Discover the untouched beauty of the pristine Colorado Desert in its natural state through a series of nature and hiking trails. Your Zoo admission or membership includes access to The Living Desert’s nature preserve and three trail loops...
What will you discover?
Get a deeper look at the local environment at The Miriam U. Hoover Discovery Center.
Immerse yourself in more than 3,300 feet of track laid for 8 different loops as train on the Bighorn Railroad come and go.
Time to play!
Gecko Gulch is an interactive outdoor play area that encourages children to use their imaginations and create their own fun.
Care is at our core!
Go behind-the-scenes with our specially trained animal caregivers at The Tennity Wildlife Hospital and Conservation Center.
Tennity Wildlife Hospital
& Conservation Center
hiking trails of eisenhower peak
The Living Desert offers a unique opportunity to experience the pristine Colorado Desert in its natural state through a series of nature and hiking trails. Your Zoo admission or membership gives you access to The Living Desert’s nature preserve and three trail loops.
Open October 1 to May 31, our nature trails are a memorable way to experience the beauty of the Coachella Valley.