JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 15, 2021) — Spooktacular is the tale of believing what you hear and most of what you see at Jacksonville’s most enchanting Halloween celebration.  Tickets are now available for the 34th annual Spooktacular at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, presented by Aquafina. 

Spooktacular runs October 15-17 and October 22-31 from 6-10 p.m. and brings all new frights and delights.  A digital ghost hunting app and second scare zone where guests will have their nerves tested are new this year to enhance the spooky experience.  Wicked gardens themed after twisted plants and creepy crawlies, mysterious noises – unmistakable howls, and lurking green and red eyes promise a more immersive experience.

Children and adults are encouraged to dress up in costumes, masks allowed for kids only, to bring out the Halloween spirit while journeying through the winding pathways of elaborate landscape designs and special effects in areas such as Phantom Forest, Gruesome Gourdes, and Scarecrow Alley.

Themed specialty food and beverages such as witchy chicken fingers, spooky cookies, and pumpkin beer and apple spiced adult drinks are just a few of the delicious delights available for purchase.  Enjoy music, games, live entertainment, themed photo backdrops, character sightings, and candy stations for those looking to trick-or-treat.

Tickets are available online only and are $15 for Members and $25 for the public. Children 2 and under are free and do not require a ticket. Tickets will sell out due to limited capacity, so guests are encouraged to buy in advance. Admission includes free parking and the Wildlife Carousel for those 12 and under. Visit JacksonvilleZoo.org/Spooktacular for tickets and more information.

DATES: October 15-17 and October 22-31

TIME: 6-10 p.m.

TICKETS: $15 for Members and $25 for Non-Members (children 2 and under are free)

TICKET LINK: JacksonvilleZoo.org/Spooktacular

About Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

For over 100 years, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has aimed to inspire the discovery and appreciation of wildlife through innovative experiences in a caring environment. Starting in 1914 with an animal collection of one red deer fawn, the Zoo now has more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 species of plants, boasting the largest botanical garden in Northeast Florida. The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit organization and a portion of every ticket sold goes to the over 45 conservation initiatives Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens supports around the world, and here in NE Florida. JZG is proud to be an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. For more information, visit jacksonvillezoo.org.