Tanganyika Wildlife Park Goddard
Where are we going today?
Love zoos but looking for something a little different? Head on over to Tanganyika Wildlife Park because it's not your typical zoo! It's been voted the most interactive zoo in the entire state of Kansas, AND has the ONLY lemur feeding island in the whole of the country!
They are also a private zoo and supported 100% by the amazing families who visit, so you know they will be looking after the animals!
When you arrive at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, you can freely explore this amazing park and experience all of the wonderful animals they have inside. Not only can you learn all about the animals, but you can encounter supervized and hands-on exhibits, which will give the whole family in-depth information on the animals, as well as highly interactive encounters which those beautiful creatures!
With over 300 animals, you might need to be leaving a few hours to check them all out! From birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians, the park has an incredible variety. There are also animals you can directly interact with. From the white Bengal Tigers to the black-footed penguin - the zoo has some of the most interactive and endangered animals in the state.
It's also a great way for kids to learn about endangered animals, and why it's so important for us to all come together and protect them. Once they're gone we can't get them back!
Some of the other animals you can interact with are the alpaca, the dromedary camel (quick quiz - how many humps!?), the red kangaroo, Indian rhinos, and even an African Spur-Thighed Tortoise!
And as you're a family - don't miss out on Wild Wednesdays! It's a great way for the family to enjoy an evening together, with FREE admission for the kids! There is live music, and special meals all between 6pm - 8pm. How cool is that!
Get ready for a grrrrreat time at Tanganyika Wildlife Park!
How much does it cost?
- Children$11.99 (Ages 3 - 11)
- Free Under: 2 years and those over 90 years!
When can we go?
9am - 5pm May to Labor Day. 10:30am - 5pm all other times
Open some dates in March daily. Daily May to Labor Day. Weekends only April, Sept, Oct, and 1st w/e
From safari classes and overnight safari sleepovers to school field trips and scouts programs, Tanganyika Wildlife Park is dedicated to educating children about the important of animal conservation. .
There is a concession stand with deli sandwiches, hotdogs, and other concessions. .
If you want to eat healthier, you can bring in your own cooler (but no alcohol or glass). Then you can enjoy a family picnic lunch! .
Any Top Tips?
They not have your birthday party with the animals! They would love to help you celebrate your big day with your friends. .
Doing our bit
The park is dedicated to educating all who visit on the animals, as well as why it's important to care for them. They also make sure the animals are well looked after, just like they were out in their own environments. Happy and healthy! .
Need a little extra help?
You can rent a wheelchair for $15! To check accessibility, call the park before hand. .
You can rent a single stroller for $6. .
All kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and no rollerblades, skateboards etc. .
What people are saying?
by Justin Tidwell
My family and I had a great time at the park, will definitely go back. Was a little pricey, but the extra cost was well worth the extra money. Not like a regular zoo where you are separated by big fences, you are up close with the animals there. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeably. Great place to spend the day with the family!!!
by adam denton
if i could i would rate it 0 stars. A lot of people don't know what really goes on behind the scenes of this place. if i were to start anywhere it would be their vet med center uses expired medications for the animals. there is rust in many of their exhibits and contact yards (the usda deeply frowns on that). They house some non-human primates alone and away from contact with other non-human primates(that is borderline animal cruelty). They don't treat their animals or the humans working for them well at all). also do not support any zaa acredited...Read More
by Elizabeth Van Alstine
This was such an unforgettable experience! the feeding and the interaction that you get with all the animals is well worth the trip. Price is a little bit more than your average zoo but that is to be expected. The Lemur's were hands down my favorite part, they climb right into your lap!
by John Nicholas
This is a great place for kids, family and great fun. My wife and I attended the Twilight Tour last year and are going back this year. We had a great day with some great pictures of my dad on Father's Day 2010, going through the Park. He really enjoyed it. Glad I have those pictures now!
by Bri Graham
Awesome experience, the staff was super friendly and the interaction with the animals was great!
by adam denton
if i could i would rate it 0 stars. A lot of people don't know what really goes on behind the scenes of this place. if i were to start anywhere it would be their vet med center uses expired medications for the animals. there is rust in many of their exhibits and contact yards (the usda deeply frowns on that). They house some non-human primates alone and away from contact with other non-human primates(that is borderline animal cruelty). They don't treat their animals or the humans working for them well at all). also do not support any zaa acredited facility. zaa accreditation promotes bad practices at dfferent facilities and should not be considered accredidation. STAY AWAY FROM THERE
usda inspection reports
general knowlege about zoological facility accredidation
work for association of zoo's and aquariums (aza) and worldwide association of zoo's and aquariums waza accreditted facility