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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Spooky Zoo, SO Much to DO at Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Sensory-Friendly Days at Carousel Village

October 2 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Carousel Village offers Sensory-Friendly Days. We invite those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences to explore and enjoy Carousel Village. For maximum comfort, there will be no music or indoor lights. The Carousel, bounce house and playground will be open to the public, as well as train rides – weather permitting.

Please note: Standard activity pricing applies.

Rise & Play: Sensory-Friendly Mornings in Our Big Backyard

First Tuesday of every month (October 2 – November 6) | 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Join us for an hour of nature play before the zoo opens: designed for families who have a child with sensory sensitivities, come and play in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Build mud pies, watch boats float downstream and climb high in a tree-house. Limited to 70 participants, this hour will allow you and your family to spend time playing in nature, in a smaller group of guests.

Price: Regular Zoo admission ($12.95/child; $15.95/senior; $17.95/adult); Free for RWPZ members

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Thursday, October 4 – Sunday, November 4

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, at Roger Williams Park Zoo is celebrating 30 years of Halloween magic October 4 – November 4. Called EXTRAORDINARY by both CNN and USA Today, this year’s show includes more than 5,000 intricately carved pumpkins featuring scenes of wizards, fairytales, and the luminaries of great myths and legends, alongside superheroes, and historical figures who changed our world. Revel in the sights and sounds of the season, and celebrate this otherworldly experience. For event details, parking information, and to purchase tickets please visit: rwpzoo.org/jols.

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING.

Fairy Tale Nights at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Wednesday, October 10 & Thursday, October 11 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Meet and take photos with beloved fairy tale characters. Grab a candy apple and then as the sun sets, find your favorite fairy tales characters intricately carved on the pumpkins at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Price: Included with the price of your Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular ticket.

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING.

Wizarding Nights at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Wednesday, October 17 & Thursday, October 18 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Wizards and witches get your wands, mount your brooms and fly on over to meet some of the characters from the wizarding world, presented by Dual Edge Photography. Try a butter brew, then travel the pumpkin trail, and identify characters and scenes from the wizarding world. Free a house elf by donating new clean children’s socks to Project Undercover to provide necessities to underserved children in Rhode Island.

Price: Included with the price of your Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular ticket.

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING.

Two-Day Zoo Career Workshop

Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21 | 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

A lifetime of doing what you love and loving what you do can begin with a small step. If you dream about working with animals or in a zoo, this workshop could be the start of your amazing journey. It takes a village to run a zoo and in this special program, teens will discover just how many different career opportunities a zoo offers. This educator-led workshop will include encounters with ambassador animals, tour of the John J. Palumbo Veterinary Hospital, animal commissary, elephant and giraffe holding spaces. Participants will also meet the Zoo’s animal keepers to learn about their daily routines. *Please note: Specific activities are subject to change. A Deli Board Buffet lunch is included each day.

Price: $250 RWP Zoo Members; $275 Non-members

Please note: Includes exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences, encounters with ambassador animals, and lunch both days. All registrations are final. There are no refunds unless the Zoo cancels the program. Deadline to register is October 12, 2018.

Superhero Nights at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Wednesday, October 24 & Thursday, October 25 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

You never know who might show up at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Comic book fans meet and greet with your favorite superhero characters. Take a photo, and find out how they all save the world. As our heroes go back out to fight evil, find your hero’s pumpkin on the pumpkin trail.

Price: Included with the price of your Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular ticket.

Please note: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING.

Spooky Zoo

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Spooky Zoo is back, offering daytime outdoor autumn activities for the whole family. Come trick-or-treat (while supplies last) with us beginning at 10:00 am. Kids and adults will enjoy a packed schedule of seasonal activities including: animal encounters, the annual elephant Pumpkin Stomp, meet & greet with costumed characters, hands-on crafts, and free trick-or-treat bags provided by National Grid!

Please note: This event is free with Zoo admission and all children 12 and under dressed in costume get in for half price. All activities are weather permitting and while supplies last.

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