The Living Desert Zoo - Palm Desert

The Living Desert was established in 1970 in response to the impact that resort development would have on the local desert ecosystem. The zoo is home to North American, African, Asian and Australian desert plants and animals. There are extensive gardens throughout the grounds.

COST: Admission is $17.25. Parking is free.

CARPOOLING: North Main Corona Park N Ride, near the 91 and 15 at the; exit the 91 on North Main Street, the parking lot is located between E. Grand Blvd and the 91 (not the metro station). We will leave the parking lot at 8:30 SHARP.

NONCARPOOLING: We will meet at the entrance of the park at 10:00, 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert

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  • Carolyn C.

    Had a wonderful time! Thanks Angela for another great meetup!

    March 25, 2014

  • Erwin

    Great job Angela and very nice group of people.

    March 23, 2014

  • Erica

    So much fun today!! Can't wait to do it again! Thanks Angela for setting this up.

    March 22, 2014

  • EmilyMiku

    Got there about 10:15 due to traffic - sorry I missed everyone. Loved it!

    March 22, 2014

  • Yi C.

    Hi! This will be my first event. I've been looking for excuses to use my new DSLR and I love taking pictures at zoos. So I'm hoping to meet some new people, get some great pictures, and see some interesting stuff!

    1 · February 9, 2014

    • Yi C.

      Gah last minute cancelation. Have a family event I can't get out of. Hope everyone have fun today; will meet everyone next time!

      March 22, 2014

  • Mark H.

    This sounds like so much fun and the location is on my to do list. But my sister called in the calvary yesterday to get her computer up and running Saturday. Good luck all and I hope to join you at a future meetup sooner rather than later.

    March 21, 2014

  • Carolyn C.

    Is there a help setting on meetup? It says my emails are bouncing yet it has the correct email address for me. Not sure how to fix this???

    March 20, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Hi Carolyn - yes. Go to "My Profile" and select "email & notifications." There may be something wrong in your profile.

      March 21, 2014

    • Carolyn C.

      Angela, I finally found a help link and the problem is my isp is blocking meetup! They sent me a link to try to fix it so we will see if that helps.

      March 21, 2014

  • Freddie

    I'll head straight to the park, unless someone from sgv area/10east route wants to carpool.

    March 20, 2014

  • Erin

    I'll only be able to stay a few hours... so I may wait and do this another day when I can stay longer! I'll let you know as it gets closer.

    March 17, 2014

    • Erin

      Yea, definitely won't be able to stay more than an hour! haha I have to be in San Diego Sat afternoon. Have fun!! I hope to go here soon though!

      March 19, 2014

  • Tatiana L.

    Sounds like fun. Gotta pick mom up from airport

    March 19, 2014

  • Erwin

    Hi Erin or whoever is interested, if you want to carpool either going or returning it's ok with me. Perhaps, leave around 3-4pm?

    March 18, 2014

  • Erwin

    Thank you, I don't mind driving. If anyone wants to carpool either way, its ok.

    March 17, 2014

  • Erwin

    How long is this trip?
    I just need to be back in Corona at 5pm.

    March 17, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Erwin - this is an all day event. Not sure if any other carpoolers will be heading back early enough to get you to Corona at 5. However, the park is only open until 5. Maybe we should just see how the conversation goes this week as to whether there will be other carpoolers who want to go home a bit early or if it would make the most sense for you drive yourself to the meetup.

      March 17, 2014

  • cristina

    Due to my new work schedule I won't be abel to make it.

    March 16, 2014

  • Monica

    I will meet at the park entrance at 10AM. This will be my first event with the group!

    March 15, 2014

  • Erica

    My mom lives next to The Living Desert. I may make this a getaway weekend! This will be my 1st event. Novice photographer.

    January 6, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Welcome Erica - this will be a good event to help with your photography, as there is no schedule and lots of folks who love to share - just ask your questions to anyone and you'll get lots of feedback and assistance!

      1 · January 7, 2014

    • Erica

      I'm staying at my mom's house next door, so I'll be walking over to The Living Desert. Looking forward to it! :)

      March 11, 2014

  • Stephanie J.

    Very excited! I'll be bringing a friend along (:

    March 8, 2014

  • larry a.

    Aloha Angela! We can purchase the tickets to Zoo when we get there?

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • Angela W.

      Yes Larry, you can buy the tickets at the zoo

      February 10, 2014

    • larry a.

      Thanks for the reply...see you there! I'm bringing a friend. Great group!

      February 10, 2014

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