La Quinta residents are sure to be familiar with The Living Desert. This local gem of a zoo specializes in showcasing and conserving the flora and fauna found in the deserts of North America and Africa, and uses its state-of-the-art facilities to both entertain and educate the whole family. If you’re looking for a place to let your little ones trick-or-treat in style and safety, the zoo’s residents and the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation are proud to present The Living Desert’s Howl-o-Ween 2015.
What’s Halloween without the essentials? The Living Desert encourages kids to come in their favorite costumes and visit the zoo’s 20+ trick-or-treat stations. The stations are dotted around the park, and will let you and your children enjoy the sights and sounds of the event as you travel in search of that sweet, sweet loot. If you’re looking to grab something that’s a little more substantial than candy, the Chuckwagon is open and ready to serve the zoo’s guests with affordably-priced food and drink.
Seasonal Zoo Fun
Burn off that trick-or-treat sugar rush with Howl-o-Ween’s seasonal attractions. For active play, kids and adults are welcome to try the monster maze and pumpkin bowling, while kids get exclusive access to the bounce houses. If you’re looking for something with a more creative bent, pumpkin decorating and craft workshops are open around the park, with zoo mascots and face painters to keep your family entertained. All activities come free with admission, and welcome you to experience them alongside your children.
Your Howl-o-Ween admission price ($19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors, $9.95 for kids; with under-threes admitted free) allows you and your family complete access to the event and the rest of the park. If you’re new to The Living Desert’s attractions or a veteran of the park, there’s plenty to do and see once you’ve had your fill of Halloween fun. Check out the discovery center and the butterfly and hummingbird pavilions, the endangered species carousel, or see how the zoo’s vets care for zoo residents in the interactive wildlife hospital. If you’re looking for a more up close and personal encounter with The Living Desert’s family, live shows and animal encounters are included free with admission, and an extra $5.00 will let you feed the zoo’s giraffes personally.
The Living Desert’s Howl-o-Ween celebration has been part of La Quinta’s autumn season for years, and the zoo’s residents are itching to see you and your family this Halloween. The zoo and the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation welcome your support in keeping The Living Desert’s conservation efforts alive – donations are welcome to keep Howl-o-Ween howling for years to come. The doors are open for general admission on October 24, 25, and 31 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and special zoo guests can treat themselves to a spooky members-only experience on October 31, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Reserve your tickets today, and give your little beasties a night to remember at La Quinta’s best zoo.