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Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a zoo with an interactive and upclose approach

Tanganyika Wildlife Park
1000 S. Hawkins Ln.
Goddard, KS 67052

About Us

As you walk among the kangaroos, hand-feed the giraffes and ride atop a camel, there’s a moment you realize you’ve crossed the usual boundaries of a typical zoo and entered special place. You don't just observe animals at Tanganyika, you experience their world.


March 16th - 24th: Daily from 10:30 am to 5pm Also open March 29th, 30th & 31st

April, Sept, October & 1st Weekend of November

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 5:00pm

May - Labor Day Weekend

Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm



(does not include sales tax)
Single Stroller - $6.00
Wagon - $9.00
Wheelchair - $15.00
Electric Scooter - $20.00
Large Electric Scooter - $25.00


General Admission

Adult Admission - $16.99
Children (3-12) - $11.99
Children (under 3) - FREE
Seniors (60-89) - $13.99
Seniors (90 and up) - FREE
Military Discount – 15% off w/ Miliatry ID
(Prices subject to change and do not include sales tax)

Plan your Wedding or Special Event

Tanganyika also has a variety of facilities and services available for your special events, including weddings, receptions, birthday parties and company events. Call 794-8954 for rental information.



Interactive Experiences

Tanganyika Wildlife Park has more interactive experiences than any other zoo in Kansas and possibly the Midwest. We offer various degrees of interaction from feeding, petting, or simply walking around in their exhibit. We base the level of interaction by exhibit for safety and to ensure the animals are comfortable in their homes. All interactive experiences are supervised by our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Finally, the interactive experiences do cost extra and additional the money raised helps us feed the animals in the winter.  This is especially important because we are a private, family-owned zoo that receives no government subsidies. Therefore, we must raise over $600,000 a year to care for the animals through the winter. To learn more about the Tanganyika Winter Fund, click here.  Below are some of our more popular interactive experiences:

    Interactive Exhibits
  • Giraffe Feeding Post
  • Lorikeet Landing
  • Indian Rhino Feeding - at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm
  • Kangaroo Walk-about
  • Children's Zoo
  • Ring-tail Lemur Island - Open in a limited capacity while we train the lemurs for a new experience
    Rides -availablity of rides varies based on attendance, weather, or other factors. Please check before your visit to ensure the rides will be open while you're here.
  • Camel Ride
  • Llama Train

Food Policy

Tanganyika does have a concession stand that offers various deli sandwiches, hot dogs, and other concession-type food. They also have Pepsi products including gatorade and juice.

You can bring in coolers, but no alcohol & no glass


Schools/Licensed Daycares - $6.50*

*To qualify for this group rate, at least 10 people (age 3 or older) must attend

Group admission for the above groups includes a guided tour by one of our knowledgable guides if your group has 15 or more members and you schedule a tour in advance with our Education Department. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. After the tour, you can tour the remainder of the Park on your own. Adults paid for by the group still pay $6.50. Adults paying seperately are $8.00 each. Welcome to use any of the facilities to eat. To learn more, click here.

All other Groups (20 or more paying persons) – $1 off for all admissions

Birthday Parties

Admission as usual unless they qualify for group discount. Free to bring in cake, food, etc. and use any of the facilities available. To learn more about our birthday party packages, click here.


  • Respect the animals. You are a guest in their home.
  • Shoes and Shirt required.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No skates, rollerblades, roller shoes, skateboards, etc.
  • No pets
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Tanganyika Wildlife Park