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Date & Time

October 3-6, 11-13, 18-31, 2024
6:30 pm

Jack O’Lantern Glow

Get ready to experience Cincinnati’s newest fall tradition, Jack O’Lantern Glow, presented by Medpace, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden!

Jack O’ Lantern Glow is an immersive walkthrough experience with more than 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins and fall displays along a half-mile trail in the Zoo, making it the largest of its kind in the Tri-state area! Experience the grandeur of fall at the Cincinnati Zoo, where it transforms into a mesmerizing wonderland of illuminated jack o’lanterns, breathtaking displays, and special effects that elevate your autumn nights to extraordinary heights. The family-friendly event is great for all ages.

Member TicketsGeneral AdmissionGroups of 15 or More
Event DatesEvent TimesEvent Pricing

Event Dates

Thursday, October 3, 2024 – Sunday October 6, 2024

Friday, October 11, 2024 – Sunday, October 13, 2024

Friday, October 18 – Thursday, October 31, 2024

Event Times


  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Tickets sold from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Zoo closes at 9:30pm


  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Tickets sold from 7:00pm – 9:30pm
  • Zoo closes at 10:30pm

Event Pricing


Cincinnati Zoo Members receive $3 off per general admission ticket

  • $22 for adults 13+
  • $17 for Children 3-12 years
  • Children under 3 are free.


  • $25 for adults 13+
  • $20 for children 3-12 years
  • Children under 3 are free.

Festive Food Available

  • Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
  • Apple Cider Spritz
  • Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups
  • Pumpkin Spice Elephant Ears
  • Orange and Purple Cotton Candy
  • Pumpkin Beer
  • Caramel Apples