Tanganyika Wildlife Park

You'll Have a Wildly Different Experience at Tanganyika

Animal feeding

Hands-on encounters with animalsTanganyika Wildlife Park is not your typical zoo. You can freely explore the Park where you will encounter supervised and hands-on exhibits, providing in-depth information and highly interactive encounters with some of natures most exotic creatures.

At Tanganyika you may find yourself face to face with a kangaroo, have a giraffe eating out of your hand, or look up to a ring tailed lemur on your shoulder. It's experiences like these that make every visit memorable.

Park Hours


March 15th - 23rd: Daily from 10:30 am to 5pm
Also open March 28th, 29th & 30th

April, Sept, October & 1st Weekend of November
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 5:00pm

May through Labor Day
Daily 9:00am - 5:00pm

(Saturday, May 31st, 2014 we will close early for our annual fundraiser the Twilight Tour)

Hours and Exhibits open may vary due to weather and the welfare of the animals. If it is below 50 degrees, many of the animals will not be out.  Be sure to check the current temperature (not just the high for the day) before you visit.  Animal Rides will only be open on Saturday and Sunday's.

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General Admission

(does not include sales tax)
Adult Admission - $16.99
Children (3-11) - $11.99
Children (2 & under) - FREE
Seniors (60-89) - $13.99
Seniors (90 and up) - FREE

Military Discount – 15% off w/ Military ID


(does not include sales tax)
Single Stroller - $6.00
Wagon - $9.00
Wheelchair - $15.00
Electric Scooter - $30.00
Large Electric Scooter - $35.00

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:

Need to Stay OvernightComfort Suites Wichita Airport

If you are coming from out of town or need a place for friends or relatives while they visit, consider the Comfort Suites Airport - Wichita.  The hotel is conveniently located off Kellogg/US 400/HWY 54 and is only 10 minutes from the Park.  Plus if you mention Tanganyika Wildlife Park when you book your stay, you will recieve a special rate!  They are located at:

7515 West Taft Street
Wichita, KS 67209
316-773-1700 p

Food Policy

Tanganyika does have a concession stand that offers hotdogs, various deli sandwiches, 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

Group admission for the above groups includes a guided tour by one of our knowledgable guides. 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 $6.00. Adults paying seperately are $8.00 each. Welcome to use any of the facilities to eat. $85 minimum applies for guided tours.  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, click here.