Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
 

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park

This native wildlife zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The park provides an up-close experience for visitors, with a variety of fun interpretive programs for every season geared for the entire family. Living Desert also has beautiful hiking trails, picnic areas and group facilities. There is no camping and no pets are allowed.

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We are not affiliated or associated with The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California.

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HOURS

Memorial Day to Labor Day:
8am-5pm
Labor Day to Memorial Day:
9am-5pm
Last Entry into Zoo is 3:30pm
Gift Shop: 9am-4pm

 

ADDRESS & PHONE

1504 Miehls Drive N.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
575-887-5516

 

CONTACT

Adrian Stiteler
Zoo Director
adrian.stiteler@state.nm.us

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