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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Minnesota Zoo

October 5, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM CDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 6:00 PM, repeating until November 5, 2022

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns bigger and better than ever at the Minnesota Zoo! Gather your family and friends and come explore our glowing trail with thousands of artistically carved pumpkins. This year’s trail will lead you on a magical journey through a ‘Night at the Library,’ featuring new artists’ creations and plenty of seasonal fun.

Ticketing and Event Schedule:

October 1 – November 5

Join the Minnesota Zoo for this naturally magical event for a limited time only. It’s not a trick – tickets are selling fast! Make a reservation today to treat yourself to this magical experience. All tickets are sold online only and are non-refundable and valid only for the date and time selected.

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!


October 5, 2022
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Minnesota Zoo
(952) 431-9200
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Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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(952) 431-9200
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