Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 1st - November 1st, 2020

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The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular runs Thursday, October 1st - Sunday, November 1st, 2020. 

Citizens Bank presents a drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo! Celebrate Special Places while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season.
The trail will wind from the Zoo’s parking lot, through the admissions plaza and a portion of the Zoo. Patrons will view pumpkins from trees, on the side of the trail, and just about everywhere the eye can see!

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COVID Update

Due to COVID-19, Roger Williams Park Zoo will host its annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular as a drive-through event instead of the traditional walk through the Zoo and down the Wetlands Trail.  All tickets are sold online only.  Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the gate. 

Admission and Hours 


All tickets are sold online only. Absolutely no tickets will be sold at the gate. Tickets are on sale now! Purchase Tickets 

Standard admission is $50 per vehicle; Zoo members $45 per vehicle. Reciprocal membership discounts and AAA discounts are not offered in 2020. Purchase Tickets

Trail opens at 6:30pm - 11:00pm. Gates close at 10:30pm. Purchase Tickets

Group Savings 

Purchase discounted tickets: We offer special group discounts for tickets on certain nights. For more information, please contact gsales@rwpzoo.org.

Vehicle Information

The Zoo has implemented safety restrictions Please adhere to the following:

• Large commercial or oversized vehicles, motorcycles, open side vehicles, and recreational devices (bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc.) are not permitted.
• Minivans and pickup trucks are permissible.
• Roofs must be on Jeeps and convertibles.
• Maximum speed 3 mph.
• Guests may not exit their vehicle during the duration of the tour.
• Tailgates, doors, and hatchbacks must be closed.
• Objects may not be thrown out of a vehicle’s window.
• Smoking and alcohol are not permitted within the zoo.
• No pets in vehicles.

2020 Special Events

- Saturday, October 31st & Sunday, November 1st, 2020
6:30pm - 9:30pm   
Event details

Kids receive a trick or treat bag as you enter the Zoo (while in your car) to see the amazing Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. From the safety of your vehicle, spy various characters along the trail passing out safely sealed sweet treats. Is there any better way to celebrate Halloween and November 1 than seeing a display of intricately-carved pumpkins telling stories of special places and extraordinary people?
The special Spooktacular experience is included in the vehicle admission for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 

WEATHER POLICY – Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. There will be no refunds or rescheduling. Please check the website or visit Facebook for updates.

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