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

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?

Trouble Maker's Cove Painting Experience

$67

The residents of trouble maker's cove were feeling left out of the art show! Each participant gets to choose one animal to paint with, will it be Sydney the two-toed sloth, the trio of noisy otters, or one of our black and white tuxedo friends the penguins! Watch as each of these animal leaves their mark on the world and your heart. Book Now!

Bat-eared Fox experience

$37

Todd and Tillie our resident bat eared fox are often missed due to their small size and quiet nature but this experience will get you up close and personal! You'll get to take photos, chat with their keepers, and learn all about these busy animals. 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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