Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens

For great family fun just one mile from the resort, visit the Living Desert’s 1,200 acres of desert plants, trails & wildlife! You’ll be able to feed giraffes and catch a glimpse of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians from around the world. 

Mexican Wolf at a Zoo

Whether you’re an animal of plant lover (or both), you’ll be happy to know that Living Desert Zoo and Gardens focuses on conservation. You can hike through the trails nearby and catch glimpses of animals and plants, or go on a guided tour with your family. 

Pink Desert Willows

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens Offerings

  • Regular Zoo Visits
  • Guided Tours
  • ZooCamp – Summer Camp with Wild Fun!
  • Membership Offerings
  • Adopt an Animal

Planning a Palm Desert Family Fun Day

Make a day out of your trip to the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens! After a morning of seeing the animals and plants at the zoo, head to one of these local restaurants for lunch. Finally, cool off with some fun at Wet ‘n Wild Water Park.

Area Activities and Amenities

Planning a trip to Palm Desert? We have a great guide to all the other local activities and things to do in town. Don’t forget to reserve your accommodations at Shadow Mountain Resort, so you can get access to all our amenities.