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The Living Desert

Restaurant Week


Experience a wild culinary adventure with a private party at The Living Desert. Whether it's an intimate cocktail reception or a large corporate function, there is a menu and venue for your special event. With an event planning department, affordable rates, and remarkable indoor and outdoor settings, the zoo and gardens can help you create the party of the year. Choose from the African Village WaTuTu, a remarkable replica of a northern Kenyan Village; the Palm Garden Patio, a lush desert garden setting created specifically for special events ideal for corporate dinners and holiday parties, can accommodate 350 seated or 700 standing; Tennity Wildlife Hospital and Reception garden, a contemporary space featuring stunning desert architecture, tranquil desert gardens, and an outdoor foyer; Irvine Patio and Wortz Demonstration Garden, an elegant escape to the southwest; and the Steven Chase Administration Building and Reception Garden, featuring exquisite modern design, stunning desert landscaping, water features, and palm garden. Dazzle your guests with an elegant and unique party at The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

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Things to Do
Guest Hours
  • Guest Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last admission at 4 p.m.
  • Rates: $10 - $19
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Tour Information
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Meeting Facilities
Facility Info
  • Largest Room 2700
  • Total Sq. Ft. 10460
  • Reception Capacity 700
  • Theatre Capacity 350
  • Indoor Space (square feet) 4060
  • Outdoor Space (square feet) 6400
  • Banquet Capacity 350