Jack O Lantern Spectacular 

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They’re back! Thousands of glowing, carved pumpkins, illuminating the night. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular has returned for an enchanted fifth year – and tickets go on sale at 8 am on Friday, September 8, at mnzoo.org.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is part pumpkin patch and part art installation. From the trees to the ground, guests can marvel at carved pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as they wander through a naturally magical autumn trail at the Minnesota Zoo.

With a brand-new theme that will take you through the beauty of the four seasons and all new designs, discover a rotating selection of expertly carved pumpkins crafted in the likeness of people, places, and animals from around the world.

Voted as Minnesota’s Best Day Trip and Family Attraction, the Minnesota Zoo is a must-see destination this fall, with Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular providing a unique way to connect with nature and celebrate the splendor of autumn nights in Minnesota.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be open each night from September 30 – November 4. Tickets are timed and must be purchased at mnzoo.org, beginning September 8. Advanced online tickets are required. During this special evening Zoo event, all activities will be at ground level; access to the Treetop Trail will not be available as part of this year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. The Treetop Trail will be open during normal, daytime Zoo hours.

This season, carve out a little time to bask in the glow of this truly magical experience. Tickets and additional information coming soon to mnzoo.org.


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