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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
Today's Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
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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.

2017 Season - Open March 17 - November 12.

  • March 17th - April 30th: Daily from 10:30 am to 5pm
  • May - Labor Day Weekend: Daily from 9:00 am to 5pm
  • Sept 4 - Nov. 12: Daily from 10:30 am to 5pm
General Admission
Adult Admission - $19.99
Children (3-12) - $14.99
Seniors  - $15.99


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
  • 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

Group admission for the above groups includes a guided tour by one of our knowledgeable 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. To learn more, Contact Tanganyika.

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.

Park Rules
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