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Visit this unique zoo and gardens state park dedicated exclusively to the Chihuahuan Desert.
Hours: 9:00am till 5:00pm
Last Entry 3:30pm (575) 887-5516
This website is sponsored by the Friends of the Living Desert, a non-profit organization, that provides educational programs and financial assistance to the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park. The zoo is located in the desert area of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens is a zoo with desert animals and vegetation. Overlooking the Pecos River Valley, this fascinating park exhibits the Chihuahuan Desert region's varied plant and animal life.
Visitors can enjoy a 1.3-mile walk along a nature trail to view plants and animals of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Please note, we are not affiliated with the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens located at Palm Desert, California.
This site is paid for by Carlsbad Lodgers Tax.
Pictures may be used for educational purposes without permission.
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
Hours : 9:00am till 5:00pm
Last entry to park at 3:30pm
No reservations required!
Mask and social distancing are still in place while in our buildings.