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.
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!
October 1 – May 31, from 9:00am-5:00pm, last admission at
4:00pm. Closed December 25. Summer hours: Open daily June 1 –
September 31, from 8:00am – 1:30pm, last admission at 1:00pm.
YOU CAN FIND US:
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.
more the merrier! Guided tours, special rates and wildlife programs
are available for groups of 15 or more with advance reservations.
Party and special event facilities are available. Please contact
the Facility Rentals Department for group rental information.
Wildlife & Botanical Gardens
47-900 Portola Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.346.5694 Sorry no pets allowed