Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

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Pumpkins Around the World

Thursday, September 28th - Tuesday, October 31st, 2023. 

New England’s favorite fall event is back at Roger Williams Park Zoo.  This year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens, takes you around the world.  Thousands of artistically carved pumpkins will magically transport you to Europe, Africa, Asia and even Route 66. From the Pyramids of Giza to the Tower of Pisa, the Spectacular will satisfy everyone’s case of wanderlust…  No passports are required.

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.

BUY TICKETS  All tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance.  


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 $18; Child $15 (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.  

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. No refunds or rescheduling.

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


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.

Event Times

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

  • Tuesday, October 3, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 4, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, October 5, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Friday, October 6, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Saturday, October 7, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Sunday, October 8, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Monday, October 9, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 10, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 11, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, October 12, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Friday, October 13, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Saturday, October 14, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Sunday, October 15, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Monday, October 16, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 17, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 18, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, October 19, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Friday, October 20, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Saturday, October 21, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Sunday, October 22, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Monday, October 23, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 24, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 25, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Friday, October 27, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Sunday, October 29, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Monday, October 30, 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 31, 6:00pm - 10:30pm

Attraction Info

1000 Elmwood Ave.
Providence, RI 02907


Type of Attraction-Activity

Pumpkin Festival

Tour Type

Self-Guided Tour


Outdoor Attraction

Facility Type

ADA Accessible
Stroller Friendly

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


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

Property Extras

Bathroom Available

Other Details


General Parking

Free Parking