Jacksonville Zoo Spooktacular

Event starts at 6:30 p.m., Gates close at 9 p.m., Zoo closes at 10 p.m.

Get into the Halloween spirit at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

This Halloween, don't miss Jacksonville's most magical celebration.
Spooktacular is a safe and exciting Halloween adventure for kids of all ages.

Members - $8, Non-Members - $10
$1 Off When Purchased Online


Event path is one-way only. Please plan to enjoy each area of Spooktacular fully, following the flow of traffic as directed, because once you enter...there’s no turning back!

Celebrate Spooktacular's Lands of Enchantment with:

Charlie Brown's Pumpkin Patch
The Fairgrounds with bounce houses and a giant inflatable slide
Kingdom of Far Far Away
Nightmare before Christmas
Pirates Cove
DJ's spinning kid-friendly Halloween music
Special Spooktacular food menus in each of the Zoo's two restaurants
Jack o'lanterns galore
Select animal exhibits open including giraffes, bobcats, alligators, jaguars, and reptiles and primates in the Lost Temple
Candy stations throughout the Zoo
Scare Zones! The Witch's Castle, Land of the Zombie and The Dragon's Lair (not recommended for children under the age of 10)

Follow us on social media for details on how to win a free Family Four Pack of tickets to Spooktacular!

As an additional conservation effort, the candy at this year’s event is palm oil friendly. Click here for more information on the impact palm oil has on wildlife and our environment.