Roger Williams Park Zoo offers Sensory-Friendly Nights for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Roger Williams Park Zoo offers Sensory-Friendly Nights for Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
four sensory friendly evenings for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI will offer four sensory friendly evenings for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing differences and their families from 5:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4.

For maximum enjoyment, the over 5000 pumpkins will light up the Zoo’s Wetlands Trail, but there will be no music or special effects. This year’s highlights include intricately carved pumpkins with scenes from fairy tales, a focus on Boston sports greats, a spotlight on friends from the wizarding world and super heroes as well as highlights from a variety of favorite books, movies, and video games.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults; $12 for children ages two – twelve. Children one and under are free, but still need a ticket.  Roger Williams Park Zoo members save $2 off adult and $1 off child tickets. Members must present a current Roger Williams Park Zoo membership card and another form of photo I.D. Reciprocal memberships are not eligible for the member discount. 

Tickets are available at the admissions booth.  Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine. In the case of light to moderate rain, the show will be open. There will be no refunds or rescheduling. Please check the website or visit Facebook for updates.  For tickets and information go to rwpzoo.org/jols.  Follow the Jack O‘Lantern Spectacular on Facebook and Instagram

Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest in the nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family and tourist attraction and is a leader in conservation efforts undertaken by a zoo of its size. The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmental education, and conservation work done locally and around the world, caring for species that without human intervention would face certain extinction.  Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported and managed by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by the City of Providence.