Please note: Saturday, August 18: In preparation for our annual beer-tasting event, Brew at the Zoo, FPZ will close at 1:00 p.m. Admission tickets will be sold through 12:30 p.m.


Jack O' Lantern Journey

Franklin Park Zoo

October 5 - November 4

Carve out lasting memories!

Tickets and Full Details

This October, immerse yourself in a fantastical experience filled with whimsical pumpkins that will delight and amaze at the new Jack O’ Lantern Journey.

Celebrate the season amongst thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns creatively displayed in themed scenes. With glowing dinosaurs, a fanciful princess castle, and amazing animal scenes, there's something for the whole family to enjoy.

After you explore the Jack O’ Lantern trail, watch a live pumpkin carving demonstration, enjoy seasonal food, beverages and even more interactive experiences! Your eyes and senses are in for an experience that you won't soon forget.

We only allow a certain amount of guests to enter into Jack O’ Lantern Journey at any given time to ensure a fabulous experience. In order to accomplish this we sell our tickets in fifteen minute intervals. Each of our tickets will yield the same wonderful experience. Prices reflect the more preferred time slots.

Pricing Chart

VIP Ticket: $35 Adult/ $35 Child
(Good for ANYTIME, ANYDAY. Includes express lane admission)

Premium Ticket: $28 Adult/ $24 Child
Prime Ticket: $24 Adult/ $20 Child
Base Ticket: $20 Adult/ $16 Child
Discount Ticket: $16 Adult/ $12 Child

Wednesdays/ Thursdays/ Fridays/ Saturdays/ Sundays:
Start - 8:15 p.m.: Premium Ticket
8:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.: Prime Tickets
9:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.: Base Tickets
9:30 p.m. - End: Discount Tickets

Arrival Time and Parking
Parking is limited. Please be mindful of the time listed on this ticket, and allow yourself enough time to arrive and park. We suggest carpooling, public transportation, or Uber and Lyft. Please allow 45 minutes to an hour and a half for your experience.

All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. Advanced tickets are required. Event is rain or shine. For extreme weather policy visit or like our Facebook page where we will be posting updates.

Smile! You may be photographed or recorded by a Zoo New England employee or authorized guest during your visit. Admission serves as permission for use of your image by these parties.