The Living Desert

The Living Desert
47-900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Admission TICKETS! The Living Desert

When they named the 1,200-acre zoo and botanical garden The Living Desert they weren’t kidding. Mountain lions, wolves, javelins, bobcats, golden eagles, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, leopards and much more abound here in a natural setting nestled at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains reminding one that the early Indians and pioneers were never alone.

Join us for a fun and fascinating journey into the deserts of the world. Bring your family and friends to discover The Living Desert’s exquisite botanical gardens and the natural wonders of the wild animal kingdom. Get closer!

Open daily Oct 1 – May 31, 9am-5pm, (last admission 4pm).
Closed December 25.
Summer hours: Open daily June 1 – Sept 31, 8am – 1:30pm, (last admission 1:pm).

Admission TICKETS! The Living Desert

Where You Can Find Us:
We are conveniently located in the beautiful cities of Palm Desert and Indian Wells, a short drive from downtown Palm Springs and only minutes from any point in the Coachella Valley. From highway 111, turn south on Portola Avenue, go 1 ½ miles and follow the signs to the main entrance on your left. Plenty of FREE parking. The Official Guide to Palm Springs, California!