Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert

(4.3/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
A wilderness preserve that reintroduces species back into the wild, Living Desert Zoo & Gardens focuses solely on desert environments. The gardens feature a series of landscapes that recreate regional desert environments, including flowers, edible plants, and cacti. Talk to the tour guides, who will explain how integral deserts are to the world's ecosystems. The park also manages conservation and desert reconstruction programs. Put Living Desert Zoo & Gardens into our Palm Desert trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I have been to the San Diego Zoo so I know what a quality zoo looks like. This zoo had high quality enclosures. I was particularly impressed with the mountain sheep enclosure. We were there in January...  more »
  • Be sure to take time to walk through some of the cactus gardens. Kids (and adult kids) will love the trains. 
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this place! I love plants and the animals were almost all in very large spaces. It was a sunny and fairly cool day so the animals were quite active. There is also a place to hike ...  more »