Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert
(4.3/5 based on 1,700+ 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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  • Extensive desert botanical garden, Africa and No. American animals. Docents and informative signs explain all the specifics of the various exhibits. You can view the big horn sheep up close, no entry ...  more »
  • We have visited this zoo now three times while staying in Palm Springs/palm desert. It's a lovely place in the middle of the desert. They have a good selection of animals, and the desert itself is pre...  more »
  • If you like desert plants and animals this is the place to see. I got to feed a giraffe (so cute up close) and ride a camel. Plus the butterfly garden is spectacular! Also a great place to adopt an an...  more »