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OCTOBER EVENTS in 2021 at Tanganyika


Wichita’s greatest Halloween jubilee is back and better than ever! Join us at Pumpkins at the Park, happening EVERY Saturday in October from 5:30-9:30pm. We’ll have a plethora of Halloween-themed events and entertainment for everyone from toddlers to kids, tweens, teens, and adults of all ages. Bring the whole family and join us for a ghost 👻 of a good time!


In addition to your tried-and-true Pumpkins at the Park activities – escape rooms, haunted hayrides, laser tag, and Isle of Intrigue – get ready for some brand-new epic experiences. Pumpkins at the Park 202 is sure to be Wichita’s best Halloween celebration this year! 


Still need more convincing? Here are 24 Reasons to Attend Pumpkins at the Park 2021


This event sells out FAST – Reserve your tickets now.  


The temperatures may be dropping, but the fun doesn’t end at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Fall is the perfect time to come visit us. Cooler temps usually mean shorter lines and more opportunities to interact with the animals and keepers.


Did you know that a lot of our babies are born during the fall? Colobus, giraffes, lemurs, mandrills, snow leopards, amurs, jaguars, and goats have babies during the cooler months. Come on out and see them before they are all grown up!




During the fall, we are open from 10am to 4pm and reservations are required. Gold and Silver season pass holders can visit after-hours for free. General season pass holders can come after-hours for ONLY $5 and all other visitors for $10. Be sure to visit us before the season ends on November 14th


Our Cabanalows are perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties, and all of your memorable events. These semi-private cabanalows allow you to party in style! 


Space is limited – book now!


Do you have a preschool child at home? Are you looking for opportunities to get out of the house and have some fun? Check out all the weekday experiences we have for you at the Park! Enjoy our morning activities at Cub Club and Jungle Juniors, then take advantage of our Weekday Special. 


With school in full swing, have you reviewed the school calendar 📅  and wondered just what you will do when your child is out of school for in-service days or holidays? We’ve got you covered! 


Our day camps are jam-packed with fun activities to keep your child busy all day long. Campers will make life-long memories playing with friends, building and creating experiments, and interacting with Tanganyika’s unique animals!

These all-day camps fill up fast so we encourage you to sign up early!


At Tanganyika, we bring you the most rare and unique animal experiences right here in Wichita in one convenient package. 13 incredible animal experiences plus interactive encounters and other special exclusive bonuses. We even provide you with an experienced concierge to handle all the details. 


What are you waiting for? 


Walk with Quilliam

Do you enjoy long walks in the park, scratches behind your ear, giving high fives to your adoring fans, and munching on sweet potatoes? Then, you and our African-crested porcupine, Quilliam, have more in common than you might think! While he may look like a Halloween monster with all those quills, he really is a sweetheart! 


Join us at 2:30pm on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays during the month of October, and take a walk through the park with Quilliam. We just know that you are going to fall in love with his big soft nose and gentle personality.


Spider Monkey Tour

meet a spider monkey

We have some new animals who can’t WAIT to meet you! Go behind-the-scenes and meet our newest residents, the red faced spider monkey. With arms and legs as long as their tails, they will wow you with their incredible climbing. Hang out Saturdays and Sundays in October while they hang by their prehensile tail – did you know it has its own fingerprint?!


flying owl

Meet Balthazar, a Eurasian Eagle-Owl. Not to be confused with his smaller cousin, the great horned owl, Eurasian Eagle-Owls have bright orange eyes and wingspans up to 6 feet. Balthazar is a nocturnal animal with exceptional hearing and night vision. 


Balthazar invites you to come visit him at the Park and learn more fun facts about his amazing owl family. 


Tanganyika Wildlife Foundation was created with the sole purpose of supporting exotic and endangered animal conservation and education efforts locally and around the world. We wanted to share some exciting updates on how you are helping to directly impact animal conservation!

The Impact of Zoos on Endangered Animal Conservation

Animal conservation is essential for protecting all animals, especially endangered species that are facing extinction. Unfortunately, the wildlife trade continues to put animals at risk by capturing and killing them illegally. However, zoos like the Tanganyika Wildlife Park help preserve animals and their habitats through conservation methods like education, advocacy, fundraising, and captive breeding. 


Planning a birthday, wedding, or special event? Talk about a destination wedding in your backyard!! Between the one-acre of jungle gym, open-air special event area, splash park, semi-private cabanalows and our connection to local vendors, Tanganyika is the #1 place to celebrate your special day.

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