PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Despite sometimes uncooperative weather, Roger Williams Park Zooofficials are reporting record attendance for the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular exhibit.
After 15 nights, attendance at the illuminated art displayhas reached 48,770 visitors, 16% more than the 15 night attendancein 2004, which was the last year the exhibit was offered at theZoo. In the interim, the jack-o-lantern display was hosted at othersites.
“Early this year, the Spectacular’s creator, JohnReckner, approached us and expressed interest in returning to theZoo,” said Zoo Director Jack Mulvena. “We were verypleased to welcome the show back, and look forward to making this atradition at the Zoo for years to come.
The success of this show is important for the Zoo, as theproceeds benefit our education and conservationprograms.”
This year’s exhibit runs nightly through Sunday, November1. Tickets can be purchased from 6 pm – 10 pm, and the trailcloses at 11 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $9for children.
Roger Williams Park Zoo, one of the oldest inthe nation, is Rhode Island’s number one outdoor family andtourist attraction, and is also a leader in conservation effortsundertaken by a zoo of its size.
The Zoo has received numerous awards for environmentaleducation, and conservation work done locally and around the world,caring for species that without human intervention would facecertain extinction. Roger Williams Park Zoo is supported andmanaged by the Rhode Island Zoological Society and is owned by theCity of Providence.
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