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Saturday, August 25
07:45 PM - 08:30 PM
Living Desert
Full Moon Walk
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting a Full Moon Walk on Saturday, August 25th beginning at 7:45 p.m. Stroll through the zoo by the light of the full moon with a guided tour. The guided Full Moon Walk will provide a more intimate experience for our visitors and will better illuminate the animals. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. Reservations are required for the Full Moon Walk and are limited to a total of 40 visitors, so please call the park today at (575) 887-5516 to reserve your spot. Regular admission fees apply: 6 and under free, $3 for children 7-12, and $5 for visitors 13 years and up.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, August 25
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Vulture Awareness Day
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will observe International Vulture Awareness Day on Saturday, August 25. • From 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., there will be a docent in the visitor center presenting vulture information and showing unique features of vultures, and how they are important to our environment. • At 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., a docent will read “Vinnie the Vulture,” a story for preschoolers. Programs that take place in the Visitor Center are offered free to the public, but regular fees will apply for admission into the zoo: children 6 and under free, 7-12 years $3.00, 13 and older $5.00.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, September 7
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for September 7th is “I Growl, I Howl.” Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, September 14
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for September 14th is "The Greedy Python." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, September 21
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for September 21st is "Seven Blind Mice." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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