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!

May 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?

Caracal Experience

Monthly Exclusive:
Meet Theo, the Caracal

$77 (not included in BEST DAY BUNDLE)

Theo is our newest ambassador animal, in this experience, you get to learn about what it takes to raise a successful and confident ambassador animal. Since Theo is still in training, so each experience will be unique! *Must be at least 8 years of age or older to participate.

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Feed an Anteater

Monthly Exclusive:
Anteater Feeding

$47 (not included in Best Day Bundle)

Did you know an anteater's tongue is 2 feet long? You can feed Dante the anteater, learn about how many ants he needs to eat each day, and how we care for him here at Tanganyika!

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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 - Jade, an African serval and Hazel, an Eurasian lynx. Throw them toys, take photos, and help train them!

*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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