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The Living Desert

Highlights / General details

Below are only a few suggestions to round out your visit to a world of discovery and education, The Living Desert.

Things to do:

Shuttle- with 11 scenic stops;

Feed the Giraffes;

Petting Kraal- Features Ankole cattle, Sicilian dwarf donkeys, sheep and Nigerian dwarf goats;

Wildlife Wonders Show- entertaining and informative animal show;

Sharpen your senses- Explore botanical gardens in search for feathered friends in the air, shrubs, trees, and water;

Ride the Endangered Species Carousel (weather permitting);

Discovery Center- Get hands on with exhibits on display and visit the Ant Lab to take a look at an active colony of 2,000 ants;

View the Coachella Valley from a new vantage point- Select one of 3 trails to experience the real undisturbed desert (open seasonally);

And much more!


General admission; Daily Program Schedule.


Zoo activities; Food and beverages; Transportation; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Open daily; 9:00am - 5:00pm (October - May), 8:00am - 1:30pm (June - September).


47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA.


Children 2 years of age and younger participate in all experiences free of charge.

Additional charges may apply.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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