Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens information

Palm Springs & The Coachella Valley , USA
Street 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert
Extras off Hwy 111
+1 760 346 5694
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adult/child $17.25/8.75
Opening hours
9am-5pm Oct-May, 8am-1:30pm Jun-Sep
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Lonely Planet review

This amazing zoo exhibits a variety of desert plants and animals, alongside exhibits on desert geology and Native American culture. Highlights include a walk-through wildlife hospital and an African-themed village with a fair-trade market and storytelling grove. Camel rides, a spin on the endangered species carousel, and a hop-on, hop-off shuttle cost extra. It’s educational fun and worth the 30-minute (15 mile) drive down-valley.