1504 Miehls Dr. Carlsbad, NM

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Funded by The Friends of The living Desert and

sponsored in part by the City of Carlsbad Lodgers Tax Fund


Open Thursday to SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.                              Last zoo entry 3:30 p.m.

Current friends membership has been extended 3 months.

The zoo is now open.Masks and social distance is required. The Aviary and Reptile walk through's are closed. The gift shop is closed. No wheelchairs or strollers can be provided.                                                                                                     

Overlooking the Pecos River Valley, this fascinating park exhibits the varied plant and animal life of the Chihuahuan Desert region. Visitors can observe animals like snakes, lizards and birds of prey, plus larger animals such as bison and elk. Take a relaxing walk along a nature trail past cacti, yuccas, agave and other native plant life.

Welcome from Friends of the Living desert

What to expect

There will not be a zoo camp this year.

Hours of operation