Jack-O'-Lantern Nights

Racine Zoo

2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI 53402 (directions)


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Racine Zoo Jack-O'-Lantern Nights 2023

OPEN Today: Sept. 28, 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.

2023 Dates & Times

September 28-30; October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 27-29

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. There are no discounts for Zoo members.

Only purchase tickets at Racine Zoo. All other places tickets may be sold are a scam.
Proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Racine Zoo.


Group Tickets:

Treat your friends, family, or scout group to a night out at the Zoo! Or show your employees your appreciation. We can provide special tickets for all group sizes over 20 people.

20 – 49 Tickets = $9.00/each

50 – 100 Tickets = $8.00/each

Please email [email protected] to purchase Group Tickets.

Must purchase Group Tickets in advance. Group tickets not available at the gate.


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Racine Zoo

2131 North Main Street, Racine, WI 53402

42.748120 / -87.784530

Street parking available for free!

Free parking
Walking Distance: 0.2mi
Lot off of N. Wisconsin St. and Walton Avenue near Racine Zoo.

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Aug. 16, 2023, 10:01 p.m.

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