The admission prices listed below are for entering the zoo area. The Visitors Center is free and well worth a look if you don't have the time for a walk.
We recommend that in the summer you visit the Zoo as early as possible while it is cooler and the animals are more active. Visitors are encouraged to wear sunscreen, hats, and comfortable shoes. There are drinking fountains in several locations, but it is advised that visitors carry water with them.
We have an electric scooter that can be rented for $5.00. Wheel chairs and strollers are available free of charge.
Only service animals are permitted into the Zoo. We do not have kennels. Please do not leave your pets in your vehicle especially when it is hot.
Food and Refreshments:
Snack vending machines are located in the Visitor Center. Zoo visitors may use the picnic tables near the Visitor Center. School groups that are planning to eat at our Zoo should reserve the tables. Many restaurants are located minutes away in Carlsbad.
Smoking is not permitted in any part of the Park.
Living Desert Zoo & gardens
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