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Jack O Lantern Spectacular Nighttime Display
October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - November 4, 2018 @ 10:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until October 4, 2018
Bring your family and friends to Jack O Lantern Spectacular Nighttime Display at Roger Williams Park Zoo, an annual tradition with thousands of locally grown pumpkins!
October is always an exciting month at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, with the return of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, nightly from October 4 – November 4. Celebrating 30 years of Halloween magic – see more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairytales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures. Thousands of locally grown, illuminated pumpkins line the Zoo’s picturesque Wetlands Trail, with over 125 carved into intricate designs by the dedicated workers at Passion for Pumpkins – the founders and creators of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.
The Passion for Pumpkins specialists will spend several weeks creating the magical display, working around the clock throughout the 32-night run to keep the show fresh for visitors.
New this year special event themed nights included in the price of admission!
Fairy Tale Nights 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11
Meet beloved fairy tale characters then grab a candy apple or some witches brew, and as the sun sets, find your favorite fairy tale personalities intricately carved on the pumpkins on the trail.
Wizarding Nights 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18
Wizards and witches get your wands, mount your brooms and fly on over to meet some of the characters from the wizarding world. Free a house elf by donating new clean socks to Project Undercover to provide necessities to underserved children in Rhode Island.
Super Hero Nights 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25
You never know who might show up at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Comic book fans meet beloved heroes from Marvel and DC comics. As our heroes go back out to fight evil, find your hero’s pumpkin on the pumpkin trail.
The trail will also feature scenes with Humanitarian Heroes, Endangered Species, Mystery Science Theater, Rock Icons, and much more. Of course, Halloween favorites will be back including the dazzling Laughing Tree with its hundreds of illuminated pumpkins and iconic laughing music.
PLEASE NOTE: The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Nighttime Display is open rain or shine, however, in cases of severe weather or weather-related technical difficulties we might close the event or end admission early. Please check website, Facebook and Twitter pages for frequent updates.
Value Nights (Monday – Thursday): 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., with last admission at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets sold online and at Zoo admissions: $15 adults; $12 children (ages 2-12) – Sold at Zoo Admissions and Online. Enter any time between 5:30 and 10:30 p.m – the trail closes at 11:00 p.m.
*NEW* Prime Nights (Friday – Sunday): Timed ticket entry starting at 5:30 p.m. $18 adults; $15 children (ages 2-12) Sold Online Only
Toddlers one and younger are always admitted free.
To improve the visitor experience on weekends (Prime Nights) for Jack O Lantern Spectacular Nighttime Display, there is a timed ticket entry for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Tickets for these nights will only be available for purchase online. Timed entry begins from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and ends with the 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. time slot. The trail closes at midnight.
Let us know if you have any questions: email@example.com or call 860-404-5189