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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo has announced that they will be doing their Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular event for the second year in a row this October.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – Minnesota Zoo

What To Expect At The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

It’s a spooky Halloween-themed event that runs from October 1st through November 3rd at the Minnesota Zoo. There’s a quarter-mile long trail that takes about 40-50 minutes to walk through and is filled with many carved pumpkins on display.

Over 20,000 Jack-O-Lanterns and 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins will be lit up. You’ll find them glowing in the trees, on the ground, on tables, on benches and everywhere else a pumpkin can be. According to the zoo’s website, no one pumpkin will be the same and there will be fog machines and other spooky effects to entertain you.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – Minnesota Zoo

Pricing & Times It’s Open

If you’d like to attend, you can only get tickets online. Sunday-Thursday they are $18 for adults and $16 for children and seniors (2 and under is free). Friday, Saturday and MEA Wednesday/Thursday tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for children and seniors.

Tickets are non-refundable even if it rains: In the case of light to moderate rain, the event will be open. There will be no refunds or rescheduling. Minnesota Zoo management will close the event if there is a threat of heavy rain and high winds.” 

Sunday – Thursday it’s open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Minnesota Zoo says it’s a kid-friendly event and their goal is “to delight and amaze, not to scare anyone.” 

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