PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS — A special treat is in store for those who brave the heat and remain in the desert throughout the summer. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens and Palm Springs Art Museum have partnered to give desert locals a special summer benefit.

Now through­ Sept. 30, members of either organization will be offered free admission to both establishments.

“Each summer we look forward to partnering with Palm Springs Art Museum to provide our members with the added benefit of admission to the museum, and welcome their members to The Living Desert as well,”  Erin Scott, Senior Marketing and Public Relations Manager at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, said in a prepared statement.

Members of The Living Desert are allowed free entry into all three Palm Springs Art Museum locations: main museum, Architecture + Design Center, and The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden in Palm Desert. Palm Springs Art Museum members receive free entry to The Living Desert. To take advantage of the offer, guests are to show their membership card at admissions.

“Our members love the partnership with The Living Desert and the added value it brings during summer months,” said Michael Hinkle, Director of Membership & Donor Relations at Palm Springs Art Museum. “We encourage everyone to explore memberships at these institutions and enjoy the culture and wildlife that’s unique to our desert.”

Visitors to The Living Desert will be able to encounter Vicky Lou, the giraffe calf born in March, bighorn sheep lambs, a Nigerian dwarf goat kid, and Chacoan peccary piglets, among others recently born on the conservation grounds. In addition, the African wild dog puppies, born on April 24th, are expected to make their public debut soon. Daily programming includes keeper chats, the reptile show, and giraffe feeding.

At Palm Springs Art Museum, visitors can experience “Brave New Worlds: Explorations of Space” exhibition, on display through December 2019. This exhibition allows guests to enter the creative universes of five contemporary artists through sculpturally immersive installations.

Art Museum, Living Desert Partner for Locals

Kelly Akashi Feel Me Cranberry 2018 Bronze Glass

At Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Desert, The Galen guests will be treated to the continuing “Shoulder to Shoulder: Depicting the Figure” exhibition, a survey of how artists have represented the body across cultural contexts and artistic movement. Through July 7, the Architecture and Design Center is showcasing “Hugh Kaptur: Organic Desert Architecture”.

The partnership program does not entitle either member group to receive additional member benefits at the reciprocating location, such as discounts on food, retail, tours, etc.

For more information about The Living Desert, click here, or call 760-346-5694. For information about Palm Springs Art Museum, click here or call (760) 322-4800.


Image Sources

  • Kelly Akashi Feel Me Cranberry 2018 Bronze Glass: Palm Springs Art Museum
  • African Wild Dogs: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens