Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Palm Desert

(4.4/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • Kids had fun feeding the giraffes. But be warned that everything costs extra above the admission cost (feeding giraffe, riding camels, butterfly garden).  more »
  • This is more than just a zoo. This is a very extraordinary experience. Knowledgeable employees and a very realistic environment for the animals. Your kids will love this place. Mind you, bring very co...  more »
  • This is a wonderful zoo and garden, I would highly recommend a long visit. I've now been to this zoo twice, and both times I loved it. The zoo is located in Palm Desert, up the hill from the swanky El...  more »