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.
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.
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:
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.
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.