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!

Exclusive Experiences

Sunbathe with Ra at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Sunbathe with ra

$47

Are you ready to make like a sneaky little snake and stretch out to warm up in the Kansas sun? Our not-so-little Burmese python, Ra, is looking for friends to sunbathe with during this exclusive experience. Ra LOVES stretching out in the morning sun, and we think you'll love spending time with this 12-foot long boy as you learn about how AMAZING snakes are, touch him, and have your picture taken with him!

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

Eastern Mountain Bongo Meet & Greet Behind-the-Scenes at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Bongo meet & greet

$77

You may haven't heard of them yet, but this herd of bongo will be so excited to meet you! These gentle forest antelopes will steal a piece of your heart while you're feeding them pieces of lettuce and having your photo taken. You'll also get to help with a training session and they'll create a painting that you'll get to take home!

*6 person maximum

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

spring exclusive experience meet and greet down under kookaburra kangaroos at tanganyika wildlife park

meet and greet down under

$47

G'day, mate! This spring, start your day at the Park off by going "down under" to meet some new Australian friends! Did you know that kookaburras are always laughing because they love stand-up comedy? Bring your best joke and have one of our kooks fly to your hand - they'll still fly to you even if the joke isn't funny though! And if you've ever spent time in our Kangaroo Walkabout and wished you could have an even more exciting kangaroo experience, this is your chance to high-five a kangaroo! Plus, you'll get to spend time with our expert keepers and learn all about these amazing Australian animals! This experience is only available this spring, so you'd better hop on over and get it booked today!

*6 person maximum

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

okapi behind the scenes experience interactive at tanganyika wildlife park

okapi behind-the-scenes

$77

Which animal at the Park is the closest living relative to the giraffe, has zebra stripes on its hind end, and has velvety oily fur? If you said the okapi, you'd bet your ossicones that you're right! This spring, join us to meet these elusive forest ungulates up close in this exclusive behind the scenes experience. You'll meet Moyo, our female okapi, and have the chance to take a photo with her, feed her some snacks, and she'll even help you create a painting that you get to take home! Okapi were unknown to the western world until the 20th century, and our expert keepers will answer all your questions about these fascinating creatures!

*8 person maximum

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

pygmy hippo experience meet feed hippo at tanganyika wildlife park

Pygmy Hippo Art Adventure

$77

Participate in the only Pygmy Hippo Encounter in the United States! Go behind-the-scenes to visit our very own pygmy hippo family, starring the endearing Latke, our newest baby hippo. Have the opportunity to feed one of our hippos (did you know they have secrete a built-in sunscreen?), participate in a training session with a keeper, and watch as one of the hippos crafts a nose print painting that you can take home.

*Children must be 8 years or older; 5 person maximum

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

This experience does not begin until Aug. 20, 2024.

Swim with the Penguins

Swim with Penguins | Penguin Swim

Swim with The Penguins

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

If you've ever watched our penguins paddle around Troublemaker's Cove and thought "I wish that was me", this is your chance! Get in the water with a few of our feathered friends and our expert keeper will help you touch, pose for photos, and play with our penguins! The only place in the country where you can swim with penguins.

*Children must be 8 years of age or older

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Animal Meet & Greets

porcupine meet & greet at tanganyika wildlife park

porcupine Meet and Greet

$47

Get ready to meet your new best friend, Quilliam the African crested porcupine! This little guy may look prickly and tough, but we promise he's a sweetheart! Come to his meet and greet and feel those quills for yourself! Plus you'll get to take photos with him, give Quilliam a high-five, and watch him show off his other behaviors!

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Meet a Monkey | Owl Monkey Experience

Owl Monkey Meet and Greet

$47

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

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Meet a Penguin | Penguin Experience

Penguin - Meet & Greet

$47

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-close! Our staff will teach you all about the individuals you meet as well!

*Ages 3 years and up

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Meet a Lemur | Red-Ruffed Lemur Experience

Red-Ruffed Lemur - Meet & Greet

$47

The most action-packed lemur encounter meet and greet! This experience is perfect for those looking to get some extra lemur time in your life. You'll have the opportunity to feed, touch, and train this beautiful primate and pose for a photo!

*Ages 3 years and up

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Meet an otter | Otter Experience

Otter - Meet & Greet

$77

One of our most popular experiences. 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. We guarantee you'll go home giggling about their garbage disposal noises and have a new found appreciation for keeping our waterways clean.

*Ages 8 years and up

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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small carnivore meet & greet at tanganyika wildlife park

Carnivore - Meet & Greet

$77

This is your chance to safely interact with a wild carnivore! Get nose to whisker with our ambassador Serval or Foxes and help our keepers train them, take photos, and learn all about their species.

*Ages 8 years and up.

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Behind the Scenes

otter art adventure meet and greet at tanganyika wildlife park

otter art adventure

$77

Introducing Your New Favorite Artists: Shrimp, Wonton, and Wasabi - the Asian Small-Clawed Otters! Get up close and personal with these adorable otters as they showcase their incredible skills. They'll even paint you a personalized artistic masterpiece using their delicate paws. It's a must-have addition to your otter meet and greet or a unique opportunity for younger fans.

*Ages 3 years and up

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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giraffe safari

Giraffe safari adventure

$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? A sounder of red river hogs or a herd of bongos? Every tour is a unique exotic animal adventure.

*Ages 3 years and up

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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white rhino feeding adventure

rhino feeding adventure

$77 Meet our 4 Southern white rhinos and tour our newest barn on property. Feed these gentle giants, learn all about the species, and conservation efforts in place to save rhino. Get one-on-one time with our knowledgeable and friendly team to learn more about a day in the life of a zookeeper.

*Ages 3 and up.

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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big cat feeding adventure

big cat feeding adventure

$77

Experience an exclusive up-close and interactive Behind the Scenes Tour where it all started and see the lions and Amur leopards. On this 45-minute tour, you will immerse yourself in the captivating story 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.

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Meet a Sloth | Pet a Sloth at Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Sloth Experience

$77

It's time to enjoy life in the slow lane! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Park and hang out with our two-toed sloths! During this sloth encounter experience, you'll get to see our resident sloths up close, pose for photos, touch, and even feed them!

*Ages 3 years up

**Children under 16 must have a paid adult participant with them**

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Ultimate Weekend

Ultimate Weekend Experience at Midwest Zoo

Ultimate Weekend at TWP

$949

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.

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Animal Feeding Experience

Meet a Penguin | Penguin Experience

the Penguin Feeding experience

$10

Meet us in trouble maker's cove and hand-feed our African Penguins! Each guest will receive two fish and give them to our penguins on the other side of a short fence, say cheese and pose for a picture!

*Ages 3 years and up

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