The desert can be a tough place to live, with rare and unpredictable rainfall and temperatures that range from freezing to scorching. But desert animals and plants have adapted to the extreme conditions. Many of them shut down or hide out during the hottest, driest times. Step into our southwestern desert, and find out how life thrives in this extreme place. This exhibit features live animals including a desert tortoise, chuckwallas, a turkey vulture, a Gila monster, honeypot ants, scorpions and more!
Timed-entry reservations are required for everyone. Check our COVID safety requirements before your visit!