Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, Carlsbad
(3.9/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, formerly the Living Desert Zoological and Botanical State Park, is a zoo and botanical garden displaying plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert in their native habitats. It is located off U.S. Route 285 at the north edge of Carlsbad, New Mexico, at an elevation of 3200ft atop the Ocotillo Hills overlooking the city and the Pecos River. It is open every day except Christmas.The park has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) since 2002.
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  • Enjoyed our visit to the Living Desert Zoo, beautiful examples of nature for this area. Was disappointed we didn't get to see many of the animals in their environments but did enjoy the views of the c...  more »
  • We took three little ones to this zoo. Spent some time inside the building as they have a table of things displayed. The table says "please touch". It was a cooler, overcast day so walking around outs...  more »
  • We went there to get a Bird I.D. one afternoon. They were right on top of it. While we were there, we looked around and found it lovely. Just one thing, the last admission is 3:30 PM