Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Experience a spooktacular new way to celebrate the Halloween season!

Citizens presents a drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo October 1 – November 1, 2020. Celebrate Special Places while staying safe inside your car enjoying thousands of intricately carved pumpkins as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Halloween season.

We are SOLD OUT for the remainder of the show. Thank you to everyone that has supported our Zoo!

Tickets are online sales ONLY and sold for each half hour (time slots are your arrival window to the Zoo – it isn’t reflective of trail exploration times). Trail will be open nightly 6:30 – 11:00 pm. Gates will close at 10:30 pm.

Drive Thru Hours & Admission Information

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING. Any changes to your order must be processed (not just requested!) by 11/2/20.  Be sure to make the most of your experience with these helpful tips on how to prepare for your visit! Please read below for important information on our updated safety procedures and FAQs.

Ticket Pricing, Group Tickets & Private Events

Drive-Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Pricing:

Drive thru admission is only available per car and not per person. Reciprocal membership discounts and AAA discounts are not offered in 2020.

  • $50/Car
  • $45/Car for Current RWPZoo members


All guests entering Roger Williams Park Zoo are doing so at their own risk. Roger Williams Park Zoo will not be held responsible for injuries or damage to vehicles. Please review all rules before purchasing your ticket.

BUY MORE AND SAVE!  Purchase 10 or more car admissions in a single order and save $5 per car!  

To redeem, visit the ticket purchasing page, add at least 10 car admissions to your cart, then advance to the next page.  The discount will automatically apply. Popular visit times will sell quickly – book your place in the show today!  

Promotion details: The purchaser must select specific timeslots for each admission, but you may choose different timeslots/dates for a single order.  Please choose carefully – orders are not transferrable or refundable.  One method of payment per transaction; payments cannot be split between multiple cards and this discount is not combinable with other discounts.  Please contact with any questions! 

IMPORTANT Vehicle Information

Driving through Roger Williams Park Zoo is much different than strolling on the Wetlands Trail. We ask that all our guests adhere to the following:

  • Maximin capacity per vehicle is 7 passengers.
  • Large commercial or oversized vehicles**, motorcycles, open side vehicles, and recreational devices (bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc.) are not permitted.
  • No busses allowed.
  • Minivans and pickup trucks are permissible.
  • Roofs must be on Jeeps and convertibles.
  • For safety reasons, visitors cannot ride in the bed of pickup trucks.

**** The maximum size for a vehicle permitted in our Drive Thru Zoo experience is 224″ L x 81″ W x 74 H (roughly the size of a full-sized Suburban)

Safety Rules and Guidelines
  • For the safety of guests, staff, and the animals, guests NO Honking! Maximum speed 3 mph.
  • Guests may not exit their vehicle during the duration of the tour.
  • Tailgates, doors, and hatchbacks must be closed.
  • Objects may not be thrown out of a vehicle’s window.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted within the zoo.
  • No pets in vehicles.
PLEASE READ to Prepare for Your Visit

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING. Please check the website or visit Facebook for updates. 

Make the most of your experience with these helpful tips:

Citizens' Virtual Pumpkin Photo Booth

Experience the wonder and magic of this year’s Drive Through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens. Make spooktacular memories with the touch of a button using Citizens’ new Virtual Photo Booth. Visit and choose from a variety of backgrounds/designs, then snap and share! #JOLS2020.


Thank you to our Sponsors

We Need Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Volunteers (16+)

We need Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular volunteers (16+). We are excited to be able to host this event as a drive-through for 2020. But we need a lot of help and support (in addition to our regular staff) to run this important community event and fundraiser for the Zoo. Please consider volunteering for a fun and exciting shift!

For more details email

Frequently Asked Questions:
How long is the Drive-Through?

Each drive-through experience will last approximately 25 minutes.

Can we stop and get out of our car?

Once the drive-through starts, guests cannot get out of their vehicles. Guests must remain seated and car doors must remain closed at all times when inside the zoo. You may open your windows.

Can I bring my pets?

Pets are not allowed into the zoo, so they CANNOT be brought to the drive-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. The only exception is service animals.

Does the roof have to be on my Jeep or Convertible?

Yes, for safety reasons, Jeep and convertible roofs must be kept on during the drive-through.

Do you drive-through in your own car? Can we rent a shuttle or golf-cart?

Guests must travel through in the comfort of their own vehicle. No rentals will be provided.

Are restrooms available?

Yes, there are restrooms available in the Zoo's parking lots prior to entering the Zoo. Restrooms will not be available once on the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular trail.

Is food or drink available for purchase?

Yes! Enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, warm apple cider donut holes, and so much more.  Let the food and beverages come to you! Stay in your vehicle and one of our friendly team members will come to your car.