Minnesota Zoo Pumpkins Spectacular
Pumpkins displayed at Minnesota zoo pumpkins events

Thousands of glowing, carved Minnesota Zoo pumpkins, will be illuminating the night. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular has returned for an enchanted fifth year.

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is part pumpkin patch and part art installation. From the trees to the ground, you will marvel at carved pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as you 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.

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The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be open each night from September 30 – November 4. Tickets are timed and must be purchased at mnzoo.org. 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. 

Pumpkins displayed at Minnesota zoo pumpkins events

The Minnesota Zoo is a year-round destination providing a window into the natural world. With hundreds of species of animals, worldwide conservation efforts, and acres of scenic beauty, the Zoo is a resource to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife. For more information visit mnzoo.org

Related Article: Your Family’s Guide to Fall Fun in Minnesota this guide provides you will all things fall for your entire family to make memories throughout the months of September and October in Minnesota.

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Enter here for your chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the Minnesota Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectaculur. 


Minnesota Zoo Pumpkin Festival Hours & Tickets

The event runs from September 30 – November 4. You must purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are sold by time slots.

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is an outdoor, rain or shine event, so please dress for the weather. 



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