Jack-O’-Lantern Nights

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - October 29 @ 10:00 pm$10


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Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 29, 2023
Over 1,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns will light up the night!

In the crisp fall air, stroll through the Zoo along a dedicated paved pathway and become immersed in dazzling lights and charming decorations. The intricately designed jack-o’-lanterns will look like pieces of art during the day and come to life at night for all to see. There will be an abundance of custom designs to discover including cats, owls, scarecrows, and more Halloween-themed creations. To compliment the jack-o’-lanterns, there will be enchanting light displays throughout the route. Within the event, the Zoo will be hosting a decorating contest that businesses and organizations can sign up to participate in. Guests will be able to vote on their favorite decorated space and the winner will be announced at the end of the event. As you take in the delightful sights, warm up with seasonal food and beverages on site.

NEW IN 2023: Pumpkin sculptures! These large structures will consist of multiple pumpkins placed together in the shape of an animal with details carved into them. Some animals that may be included are a giraffe, rhino, zebra, African penguin, kangaroo, orangutan, lion, tiger, emperor tamarin, lynx, and snake.

Thursdays – Sundays
6pm – 10pm (Last admission at 9:30pm)

$10 per person
Free for 2 years and younger
(Admission is only available at the door. Cash or credit card accepted.) This does not include admission to the Zoo during the day. This is a separate nighttime event.

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the event website to confirm the latest details: (It’s Zoo Time MKE!)


Racine Zoo
2131 North Main Street
Racine, WI 53402 United States
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(262) 636-9189
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