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Garden Address: 47900 Portola Ave.
Palm Desert 92260
Contact: Garden Manager
Phone: (760) 346-5694
Fax: (760) 568-9685
Mail Address: 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260
Web Site: http://www.livingdesert.org
Days: daily/ except Christmas
Hours: 9 a.m.--5 p.m., last admission at 4:00 p.m.
Fees: $8.50/General; $7.50/Seniors & $4.25/Children (3-12)
Size: 1,200 acres
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Directions: From Hwy. 111 turn south on Portola Ave.; go 1 1/2 miles and follow the signs to the main entrance on your left. FREE parking.
Description: The Living Desert is a non-profit education and conservation center, dedicated to preserving the plant and animal life of the desert. Within its 1,200 acres you will discover nearly 400 fascinating desert animals representing over 130 species including coyotes, bighorn sheep, oryx, zebras, cheetahs and meerkats. There are lush botanical gardens representing 10 different desert ecosystems.
Features: Discovery Room: A hands-on experience of the desert for children of all ages. Palo Verde Garden Center: Offers a variety of plants, shrubs, and trees suitable for desert landscaping. Wildlife wonders animal programs. Cafe and Gift Shop.