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Palm Springs General Admission to The Living Desert

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    Visit: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92260-6156

    The Living Desert is a zoo and botanical conservation park. We have over 450 different animals with boasting over 2,000 unique flora and fauna species within our botanical gardens. Our park showcases the unique and diverse desert animals of North America and Africa. 

    The Living Desert operates from 9am-5pm October through May, and 8am-1:30pm June through September. Your ticket includes admission to the Zoo.
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    Palm Springs
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    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    All reviews animal exhibits model train giraffe feeding nice zoo love this place animal hospital private safari camel ride four hours amazing animals big cats grounds are beautiful additional cost cup of nectar on display entrance fee enjoyed our visit
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Despite arriving at 11:30 AM just before the sun would be at its hottest and going during the shorter summer schedule (the zoo closes at 1:30 PM during the summer), we had a great time roaming the extensive grounds and exploring the many animal exhibits....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank smokester1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Visited in early September and it was HOT! Be sure to bring your sunscreen, water, and an umbrella for shade (some brought in wagons for the kids and food). Summer hour are shortened greatly and the zoo closes at 1:30, so get there early to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Linda E
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I love zoos..it was well laid out and not too busy. Only saw a couple of animal s as it was really hot ..obviously

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Catherine M
    Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

    This definitely a place to visit if you enjoy animals and learning about their habitats. We fed the giraffes amd all the animals were out and about so we got to see them up close. There is a learning area for little kids that had...More

    2  Thank RayPozo33
    Reviewed 21 July 2019

    This zoo is one of my favorite things to do in the Coachella valley. The giraffe feeding is awesome! The grounds are beautiful, showing vegetation from the North American deserts as well as the African Desert. And all the volunteers and staff are super helpful.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mimibubbles
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    30 May 2019|
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    Response from danielhO5882QF | Reviewed this property |
    Just request The Living Desert. Any car service will know. If you use Uber or Lyft you can enter Living Desertvas your destination and it will pop up.
    4 April 2019|
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    Response from mjwbnw | Reviewed this property |
    As I recall there were trams that went around the property. We did not check them out so I'm afraid I can't give you any info about them. But they sure looked like a good way to see the park, especially if the weather is hot.
    14 March 2019|
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    Response from kcfirl | Reviewed this property |
    no - not every day.
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