Daily 9 AM to 3 PM
Monday - Friday - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Camel rides will NOT be open.
Animal Encounters will only be available through our Encounter Tour, which will include giraffe feeding, lori feeding, bunny feeding, African tortoise feeding, and ring-tail lemur feeding.Hippo Feeding and Indian Rhino Feeding will be available at scheduled times.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
All Interactive stations will be open (weather permitting).
Tanganyika is open rain or shine. However, the weather does affect our animals, which will impact your experience. So here are a few things to know before you come.
When the "feels like" or "wind chill" falls below 60 degress, many of the animals will be given access to their indoor quarters, so they can choose to be inside or out. Therefore, you may not see some of the animals while visiting.
When the "feels like" or "wind chill" is below 50 degerees, most of the animals will not be on exhibit. Therefore, you will not see many of the animals while visiting.
When it is raining, many of the animals will be given access to their indoor facility, so they can choose to be in the rain or not. Therefore, you may not see some of the animals while visiting.
Generally our animal encounters are open throughout the day. However, during the Spring and Fall we do animal encounter tours. What does that mean? Basically, we have one person that takes groups around the Park so they can participate in the following animal encounter stations (weather permitting): giraffes, lories, bunnies, tortoises, guinea pigs, and lemurs.
Why do we do the Animal Encounter Tours?
We love strengthening the connection between people and the natural world, but it takes a lot of staff to make it happen because all of the animal encounters need to be supervised. On slower days, we can pay out more in wages than we raise to care for the animals. So we were only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Spring and Fall in the past. That meant we would have to turn people away during the week when we weren't open. Now we are open every day of the week and can connect as many people as possible.
When do you the animal encounter tours?
The tours are offered to the general public at the top of the hour. However, when we have school groups in the Park, we will staff all the stations. As a result, you may be able to visit the animal enounters without the tour for a portion of the day.
How do I join the tour?
When you purchase admission, you can pick a tour time. If you select the general admission, you will be able to feed one of the animals listed above. If you select the Encounter Pass, you will be able to feed all the animals on the tour.