Penguin Meet & Greet

Waddle your way in to Tanganyika for an unforgettable penguin meet and greet experience!

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What to Expect

Who would have known you could meet a penguin right here in Kansas?

Get to know a Tanganyika penguin through up-close interaction. You’ll get the opportunity to touch them, take photos beside them, and participate in a little play session.

Be prepared to laugh nonstop because these guys sure are funny and filled with character.

Along the way, Tanganyika trainers will be there to fill you with knowledge about penguins and to answer any questions you may have.

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Tips to Know

  • 10 people maximum
  • Minimum age 3
  • Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Please plan on staying seated during the experience
  • We recommend wearing close-toed shoes
  • The experience lasts approximately 30 minutes
  • Bring a camera! Photos are allowed.
  • Testimonials from Our Visitors

    A Day in the Penguin Meet & Greet

    Testimonials

    We have done it as a family. It was amazing. we even got the little penguin paints!!

    – Teddy Allred

    Our grandsons were thrilled with getting to feed the penguins! They loved the splash park and we all enjoyed seeing all of the animals. It was a great trip and worth the drive from Kansas City! Thanks for an amazing end of summer trip!

    – Janet Reynolds

    The best part about it is the interactive experiences. We fed giraffes, ring tailed lemurs, hippos, tortoises, and my absolute favorite, PENGUINS!

    – Brendin Klunker

    Conservation Corner: African Penguin

    The biggest threats to African penguins are competition with humans over fish and degradation of their nesting sites. Choosing sustainably farmed seafood is one great way to help African penguins. There are numerous conservation organizations who are now building artificial nests for penguins that you can support. Our favorite is the Dyer Island Trust in South Africa!