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!

August Monthly Exclusives

What’s New at the Zoo?

Get up close and personal with our wild residents. Behind-the-scenes experiences at the Zoo that will bring you closer to the animals than ever before! These monthly exclusives are curated and designed each month by our zookeeper team to give you a unique and everchanging experience. A perfect opportunity for animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and adventurers alike. What’s going on this month?

Otter Tour

Monthly Exclusive:
Otter Lovers Experience

$47 (not included in BEST DAY BUNDLE)

Have an otter lover who can't participate in the regular otter meet and greet because they aren't old enough? This month's monthly exclusive is for them! You'll get to tour the behind the scenes otter area, watch a training session, hold hands with an otter, and watch them paint! ALL AGES WELCOME.

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Endangered Species Experience

Monthly Exclusive:
Endangered Species Tour

$77 (not included in BEST DAY BUNDLE)

Join us to get up close and personal with some of the most endangered species at our park. Our education team will take you through the park to feed, get photos, and learn more about Tanganyika's most endangered animals. Each tour will meet three different animals. You might meet our Grevy's zebra her with less than 3,000 left in the world, Bongos with only 600 left in the wild, ruffed lemurs with only 600 animals left in Madagascar, African penguins who are losing nest sites for fertilizer, or the most endangered big cat the Amur leopard. AGES 8 AND UP.

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Meet link, the Pygmy Hippo

$77 (not included in BEST DAY BUNDLE)

Link the baby pygmy hippo has been an internet sensation. His keepers lovingly refer to him as "the potato" and he's FINALLY ready to meet is adoring fans! Get a photo with Link, watch a training session, and learn all about baby hippo life. You may even get to take home a keepsake after your experience.

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Animal Meet & Greets

Meet a Monkey | Owl Monkey Experience

Owl Monkey Meet and Greet


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.

*Ages 3 years and up Book Now!

Meet an otter | Otter Experience

Otter - Meet & Greet


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. .

*Ages 8 years and up Book now!

Meet a Penguin | Penguin Experience

Penguin - Meet & Greet


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!

*Ages 3 years and up Book now!

Meet a Lynx | Cat Experience

Small Cat - Meet & Greet


On this Wildly Different Experience you'll have the opportunity to meet two of our small cat ambassadors! Help our keepers train with them, take photos, and learn all about their species.

*Ages 8 years and up.

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Meet a Lemur | Red-Ruffed Lemur Experience

Red-Ruffed Lemur - Meet & Greet


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.

*Ages 3 years and up Book now!

Behind the Scenes

Meet a Giraffe | Giraffe and Friends Experience

Giraffe and Friends

$77 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.

*Ages 3 years and up Book Now!

Feed a Lion | Origins Tour Experience

Origins Tour


Experience an exclusive up-close and interactive Behind the Scenes Tour where it all started and see the lions and Amur leopards. 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.

*Ages 8 years and up.

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Meet a Sloth | Pet a Sloth at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Sloth Experience


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

*Ages 3 years up Book Now!

Swim with the Penguins

Swim with Penguins | Penguin Swim

Swim with The Penguins

$200 (not included in plus pass & Best Day Bundle)

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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Ultimate Weekend

Ultimate Weekend Experience at Midwest Zoo

Ultimate Weekend at TWP


You don't have to fly around the world and pay $5,000+ dollars to experience the most amazing animal encounters in the world. We put it all right here in one park in one of the friendliest and easiest midwestern cities. Want to experience EVERYTHING that TWP has to offer in one weekend? Click here! .

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