Wildly Different Experiences

Tanganyika Wildlife Park was named the most interactive wildlife park in the Midwest for a reason. Choose from over 15 experiences hand-crafted by Tanganyika keepers that deepen your connection to our rare and endangered species. Experience exotic animals like no one else in a boutique setting!

Monthly Exclusives

Hoof Stock Painting Experience

$67

Our hoofstock team has rounded up all our ungulate artists and they are letting you reserve your time to see the artists in action and take home your very own piece of artwork. You can pick 2 animals to paint with! Will it be Okapi, rhino, zebra, or Gypsy the goat? $67/person Ages 8 and older Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2PM Limit 6 people Book Now!

Mandrill Painting Experience

$37

Dimitri our male Mandrill is quite the artist. Join us for this live painting experience and watch Dimitri at work. Pick your own paint colors and chat with the keepers while Dimitri creates a masterpiece that you get to take home! $37/person all ages Thursday, Friday & Sunday’s on exhibit at 2:30pm. Limit 4 people Book Now!

Animal Meet & Greets

Owl Monkey Meet and Greet

$37

Dexter is an owl monkey with big captivating eyes. These small forest monkeys are shy and often active at night. Come get the chance to meet Dexter up close and see if he will welcome you in to his troop. Get your picture next to Dexter, help us train, and watch his monkey antics.

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Otter - Meet & Greet

$67

Come meet our otters. You will be able to help us train, get your photos with, and watch the otters antics in this meet and greet.

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Penguin - Meet & Greet

$37

Get to know our resident flightless birds when you come have a Penguin Meet & Greet. You'll experience their wonderfully unique personalities and get to see them up and close! Our staff will teach you all abut the individuals you meet as well!

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Small Cat - Meet & Greet

$67

On this Wildly Different Experience you'll have the opportunity to meet two of our small cat ambassadors - Jade, an African serval and Hazel, an Eurasian lynx. Ages 8 and up Throw them toys, take photos, and help train them!

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Porcupine - Meet & Greet

$37

Come poke around and meet our African crested porcupine! During this experience, you’ll get a chance to take a photo with our prickly friend, touch his quills, and interact with his trainer.

Kids 2 and under are free unless they want to participate, and they must be held during the duration of the experience

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Red-Ruffed Lemur - Meet & Greet

$37

The most action packed meet and greet! Emerald is a young red ruffed lemur in the early stages of training and she needs your help to learn her manners! Since this experience is brand new it may or may not include the following activities: getting to touch her fur, feeding her, observing her and her trainers work together, posing for photos, or helping her learn new behaviors.

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Behind the Scenes

Giraffe and Friends

$67 Let our keeper take you on a tour of our African/Asian barn, meet our giraffe herd and their friends! You never know who you might meet in the barn. A rhino? An okapi? Red river hog or a herd of bongos? Spend some quality time with our hoof stock keepers. Book Now!

Origins - Behind the Scenes

$67

Experience an exclusive up-close and interactive Behind the Scenes Tour where it all started and see the lions and Oz the black jaguar. On this 1 hr tour, you will learn the captivating stories of how Tanganyika became one of the most successful breeding facilities in the world and one of the most visited attractions in the state. You will also have the chance to feed one of the big cats (subject to availability) and the lemurs.

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Sloth - Behind the Scenes

$67

Have an exclusive up-close and interactive Behind the Scenes Experience with worldwide sensation... Chewbacca the Sloth!

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Swim with the Penguins

Swim with The Penguins

$200

Paddle with our resident penguins! 2-3 of our feathered friends will join you while a keeper assists. You will get the opportunity to touch the penguins during your swim.

Children must be 7 years of age or older. Children under 9 years of age must have a paid adult swimmer.

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