PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS – With September comes the beginning of cooler days, a hubbub of activity, and Safari Nights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Safari nights are held every Friday evening in September from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Visitors have the opportunity to explore The Living Desert under the light of the moon. Guests can visit both the African and North American sides of the park and see many of the Zoo’s favorite animals including giraffe, zebra, cheetah, African wild dogs, leopard, and more.

Safari Nights activities include an astronomy station, bat detecting station, scorpion walk, arts and crafts, and animal chats. Carousel rides and giraffe feedings will be available for an additional fee.

Explore Safari Nights at Living Desert and Zoo“Safari Nights are fun for the whole family, with a date, or even solo,” Mark Miller, The Living Desert’s Director of Park Services, said in a prepared statement. “Seeing the wonders of the Zoo at night is an amazing experience and we invite everyone to join us at The Living Desert.”

The popular band Vintage Vibe, playing everything from classic rock and rhythm and blues to the hits of the ‘70s through today, will entertain every Friday night in the Palm Garden. Plus, food, beverages, and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase throughout the park. The gift shop also will be open during Safari Nights.

Nocturnal Tram Guided Tours of North America will be available for those searching for a personal guided tour and a ride. The hour-long tours begin at 7:10 p.m. or 8:20 p.m. The cost is $20 per person plus admission. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged.

Admission to Safari Nights is $12 for members, $14 adults and $8 children ages 3-12. Children under 3 are free. Guests must be 21 and older and show a valid photo I.D. to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Safari Nights will be held Fridays, September 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019. For more information call (760) 346-5694 or click here.



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