PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA – Hispanic Heritage Month will be honored from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

The celebration of culture at the Zoo includes one free child admission for every paid adult on each Saturday and Sunday throughout and culminates in the annual La Gran Fiesta on Saturday, Oct. 12.

“Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month is a welcomed annual tradition at The Living Desert and we encourage our community to come learn about our conservations efforts, spend time with friends and family, and take advantage of the weekend admission discount,” Erin Scott, Senior  Marketing and Public Relations Manager, said in a prepared statement.

North American Porcupine, Mr. Prickles

North American Porcupine, Mr. Prickles.

Popular KUNA-FM DJ Sammy Bernal will host La Gran Fiesta, which closes out the month-long celebration, on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is free for members or with paid park admission. Attendees at the big party will be treated to music by a local Mariachi band and Folklorico dance performers. Guests also will have the opportunity to enjoy special activities and arts and crafts.

As a special gift, the first 1,000 guests through admissions will receive a free plant cultivated and grown at The Living Desert. (One plant per person, while supplies last.)

The Hispanic Heritage Month special is valid for daytime general admission only on Saturdays and Sundays, through Oct. 13, 2019. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. The child ticket is valid for children ages 3-12 years old.

The Living Desert, located at 47900 Portola Ave, in Palm Desert is open daily through Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 1 to May 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (760) 346-5694 or click here.

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest standards of all aspects of animal care, education, conservation, public service, and operations. The Zoo is active in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the world, as well as in its own community. The Zoo has been a top destination in the Palm Springs area for nearly 50 years. The Living Desert is located at 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For more information: (760) 346-5694.

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  • North American Porcupine, Mr. Prickles: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
  • Folklorico Dancers at the Living Desert: The Living Desert