Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

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Thursday, September 29th - Monday, October 31st, 2022. 

Put down the remote, shut down the streaming and don’t miss this year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular celebrating 75 years of television. Presented by Citizens, share in the nostalgia of your favorite tv shows, artistically carved on thousands of pumpkins. From Betty White to Walter White, this year’s Spectacular has something for everyone. Feast your senses on Rhode Island’s biggest and greatest walk-through pumpkin spectacular!

Add a bit of excitement to the experience and witness the glowing pumpkins from 115 feet above on the Zoo’s Soaring Eagle Zip Ride.

TICKETS on sale now! All tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance.  

Follow the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular on Facebook and Instagram.


Admission and Hours 

Prime Nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday):

Sold online only and timed ticket entry requires pre-registration.
Adult $21, Child $18 (ages 2-12). Children 1 year and under are admitted free.
Trail open 6:00pm-10:30 pm. LAST ENTRY AT 10:00pm.  
Purchase Tickets All tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance.  

Value Nights (Monday through Thursday):
Sold online only and timed ticket entry requires pre-registration.
Adult $17; Child $14 (ages 2-12). Children 1 year and under are admitted free. 
Trail open 6:00pm-10:30pm LAST ENTRY AT 10:00pm
Purchase Tickets All tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance.  

Membership Policy
Active Roger Williams Park Zoo members save $2 off adult and $1 off child tickets nightly for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.
 

Parking

Free parking with premiere parking available. Uber/Lyft drop off at Zoo entrance to Lot A.


Tips for Families with Kids

Weekends get very busy.  The staff at Roger Williams Park Zoo highly recommends attending, if possible, Monday – Thursday evenings.  The crowds are more manageable, and everyone has more time to see all the pumpkins.  Guests are not allowed on the pumpkin trail until the sun sets – lit pumpkins are best in the dark.  So, wait until about 6:30 - 7:00 pm if you can. Crowds do diminish as the night goes on.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is completely accessible.  

Group Savings 

Host a Private Event: We offer the opportunity for organizations to host private events Sunday through Friday nights during our Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.  No matter how big or small the event, we can provide you with an exciting evening. For more information please contact: gsales@rwpzoo.org.

Purchase Discounted Tickets: Guests can save $1 per ticket when they order at least 25 paid tickets in a single order! The discount is available Sunday – Friday nights, but ticket supply is limited- popular nights will sell out quickly, so order ahead to lock in your place! For more information please contact gsales@rwpzoo.org.

Soaring Eagle Zip Ride

Ride tickets are sold on-site at a first-come, first-served basis (no advanced registration).
Soar through the night sky, gliding 115 feet above ground, in the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride! This ride is exclusively open to same-night Jack-o-Lantern ticketholders!  Riders may participate after they finish exploring the pumpkin trail.
Soaring Eagle Zip Ride Pricing: $15 per rider; $13 for current RWP Zoo members
Please note: Open all seven nights of the week - weather permitting – will not operate in heavy rain and/or high winds.

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.
 

Attraction Info

1000 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI 02907
Website

Features

Type of Attraction-Activity

Pumpkin Festival

Tour Type

Self-Guided Tour

Indoor-Outdoor

Outdoor Attraction

Facility Type

ADA Accessible
Stroller Friendly
Zoo

Ticketing Type

Online Ticketing Option
Tickets Required
Reservations Required

Admission Type

Group Rates Available

Admission Payments

Credit - Debit Accepted

Age Recommendations

Non-scary event
Family Friendly

Timing-Hours-Season

Night Attraction
Open Rain or Shine
Open Halloween
Seasonal
Open Weekends
Open Columbus Day
Open Weeknights

Property Extras

Concessions
Bathroom Available
Bar

Other Details

Jack-o-Lanterns

General Parking

Free Parking