The Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens hosts their annual Spooktacular event. Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in their family-friendly costumes to enjoy the winding pathways of themed decorations. There will be activities for all ages from trick-or-treating to scare zones, music, entertainment, and photo-ops. This is a separately ticketed night event and is not included with regular admission. Animals will not be visible during this event, as they go to bed before dusk. Tickets start at $25 each, with discounts for members. Ages 2 and under are free.
For groups that have a mix of those that enjoy scares and those that don't, purchase a Scaredy Cat necklace for $4.65 so the monsters are less likely to engage with those wearing it.
New this year! Interested in going to the Zoo beforehand? Purchase a combo ticket that includes same-day access to the park, beginning at 3 pm and stay through the end of Spooktacular.
October 13-15, 19-22 and 26-31, 5:30pm to 9:30pm