Winter Experiences

We don’t hibernate! Tanganyika Wildlife Park, we are open all winter long. We offer a full lineup of our signature Wildly Different Experiences, allowing you to get up close and personal with our amazing animal ambassadors. If your preferred date isn’t available, reach out and we’ll do our best to accommodate you!

Win an Ultimate Weekend for 2 in 2024!

Book any Winter Experience between now and February 1st, and you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to win an Ultimate Weekend for two! The Ultimate Weekend is your chance to go on a safari around the world, right here in Kansas! Adventure through all of our signature Wildly Different Experiences and make memories that will last a lifetime! 

Winter Animal Experiences

It’s play time! Explore our highly-reviewed interactive private animal experiences. Whether it’s a family fun day activity, adventurous day date, special birthday gift, or just for fun — Tanganyika’s got you covered all winter long.
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Sloth - Behind the Scenes

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

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Small Carnivore - Meet & Greet

Frosty days, Whiskery Ways! Winter days are better with furry friends— join our Small Carnivore Meet and Greet instead! Spend a winter's day with a cute serval or a clever bat-eared fox. Book now!

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Otter Experience

Otter - Meet & Greet

Winter is on, so are the otters! Discover their love for fun, food, and play. Don't be otterly bored this winter, click to book!

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Red-Ruffed Lemur - Meet & Greet

Join our Red Ruffed Lemurs for a cozy winter escape! Learn, laugh, and leap into fun! Click here for a wild winter adventure!

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Penguin - Meet & Greet

Tired of snowmen? Try making penguin pals instead! Join us for a Penguin Meet and Greet and learn all about these fascinating birds. Click to book now!

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owl monkey - Meet & Greet

Embrace the winter season and make a new friend with Dexter, our captivating Owl Monkey. Share treats, high fives, and join in training–turning frosty days into warm memories at Tanganyika!

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rhino feeding adventure

Red Noses are Cute, but Rhino Horns are Cooler! Looking for a unique winter experience? How about feeding a rhino! Discover a new side of winter adventure at Tanganyika. Click to book your spot!

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Educational Activities

We have three fun learning opportunities to grow the minds and interests of those young animal lovers! Available weekly for all age groups, our educators have carefully designed each program to be convenient and accessible for you throughout the winter.

Jr. Zookeeper Day Camp

Join us when school isn't in session for a day full of interactive lessons, animal encounters, crafts, games, and fun!

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Cub Club

We’d love for you and your toddler to join us every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am to read a story, sing songs, and make a new animal friend.

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Virtual Programs

Checkout the 'Catch A Keeper' program and book a 15-20 virtual call with a keeper or educator

With our 45-minute 'Zoo to Zoom' programs, Tanganyika staff will present a fun, informative, and interactive lesson featuring two live animal visitors.

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Event Hosting Opportunities

Party with a penguin — or a variety of different animals. From birthday parties, to corporate events, to baby showers and everything in between, Tanganyika is here and ready to help you plan an unforgettable unique celebration this winter.