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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular | September 30 – November 4 at Minnesota Zoo


Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular | Minnesota Zoo

(Apple Valley, MN): Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is returning in a big way in 2023! Kicking off on September 30th and running until November 4, 2023 – this year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will lead you on a magical journey through,’ Seasons of the Year’ featuring new artists’ creations and plenty of seasonal fun.

September 30th – November 4th, 2023

This seasonal event is for people of all ages. The entire Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular experience is outdoors and involves considerable walking, so guests should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable footwear.

Animal viewing is available in Discovery Bay only until 8 pm. All other animal viewing areas close at 4 pm when general Zoo hours end.

Gather your family and friends and come explore our glowing trail with thousands of artistically carved pumpkins!

Personalized Pumpkins

You have the option to customize your very own Jack-O-Lantern with a personalized message or image. You can have an artistically and professionally carved pumpkin placed on display and glowing for all to see. Your jack-o-lantern will be on display the night of your visit, and yours to take home when you leave. Reserve your pumpkin today! **Cost includes admission for two to Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.


Minnesota Zoo: 13000 Zoo Boulevard – Apple Valley, MN


All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets range from $18-24 and Members receive $2-off General Admission. A ticket change fee will apply when moving tickets to another available day/time. Late-night pricing for extra spooktacular savings! Get your tickets here.

Parking is FREE.

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