Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert

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Natural History Museum Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • A really well done facility - interesting for all ages. The best way to experience it is with a private tour with one of the very knowledgeable guides. No matter how you see it, on your own or with a ...  more »
  • I not much of a zoo person, but my partner & I thought we'd venture over here as it was close to where we were staying. I was impressed at the collection of animals & they look well cared for. It's no...  more »
  • This is the year of the cheetah at The Living Desert. Since it is now June the summer hours are in effect. Open is at 8 am. Get there at 8 or soon after. For $5 extra you can feed a giraffe. See the s...  more »