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The Living Desert
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A unique zoo and botanical garden that specializes in the deserts of the world. Giraffes, mountain lions, zebras, and cheetahs are just a few of the incredible animals that take you from Africa to North America. The botanical gardens include geographic replicas of areas as diverse as Baja California’s Viscaino Desert and the exotic deserts of Madagascar. Stop by the interactive Discovery Center, visit one of the largest G-scale model train displays, enjoy a Wildlife Wonders animal presentation, hike the nature trails, have lunch in one of the cafes, or pet the goats in the Petting Kraal. Let the shuttles take you from African Village WaTuTu, to the state-of-the-art Wildlife Hospital. The Living Desert offers an experience like no other. The Living Desert's mission is desert conservation through preservation, education and appreciation. They offer student programs for schools, family and kid's programs, as well as adult programs. Check the website for location information, current hours and events.

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2017 - Named number six on Conde Nast Traveler's list of 10 Best Zoos in the US.

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Things to Do
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Group Dining & Banquets
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 350
Guest Hours
  • Guest Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m. SUMMER HOURS June 1 - September 30 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Last admission at 1 p.m.
Rates
  • Rates: $10 - $19
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Time to Experience Activity
  • Half Day:
Tour Information
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Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
Standard Amenities
  • Largest Room 2700
  • Total Sq. Ft. 10460
  • Reception Capacity 700
  • Theatre Capacity 350
  • Banquet Capacity 350
General Meeting Information
  • Indoor Space (square feet) 4060
  • Outdoor Space (square feet) 6400
Offers
The Coolest Tour in Town – Experience the desert...more
  • Valid:  Jun 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
Events
Line up for our new giraffe feeding experience. An eye to eye personal experience you...more
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