Sunday Winter Openings

Come enjoy a 1-kilometre walk outdoors to view our winter-hardy animals.

Administration and Admissions


125 Magic Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB E1G 4V7

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Winter Openings

Dates and Hours

Dates: March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2021

Hours: 11 am to 3 pm. All guests must exit by 3:45 pm.

Covid recovery phases: This event will proceed when the Moncton (Zone 1) is in yellow or orange phases. However, the event will be cancelled and full refunds will be issued if the Moncton (Zone 1) is in red or lockdown phases. 


  • A limited number of tickets will be available during four arrival sessions: 11 am – 12 pm, 12-1 pm, 1-2 pm, and 2-3 pm. 
  • Visitors can arrive anytime during their arrival session and their visit length is not limited to the one hour block.
  • All visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets online. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Tickets are available for purchase starting on the Friday before each Sunday.
  • Visitors may purchase their tickets upon arrival if the tickets for the current session have not been sold out.
  • The admission fees are as follows: 

Ages 19+

Ages 4-18

Ages 0-3





    • The outdoor Americas section of the Zoo will be open to view the winter hardy animals*. 
    • The animals will be available for viewing in the Ecodome.
    • Maple products will be available for purchase from the Mobile Sugar Bush.
    • The playground and washrooms will be open.
    • Participate in the snow sculpture hunt activity.
    • Portable washrooms will be available in the parking lot.
    • Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis. Toddler carts are not available. 

    Important reminders

    • Wearing a mask is mandatory in all buildings. Exceptions apply for children 2 years of age and under. Individuals who are unable to wear a face mask due to a medical condition(s) must wear a face shield. Please bring your own mask or face shield from home.
    • Do not visit the Zoo:
      • If you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms,
      • If you have been advised that you are currently required to self-isolate,
      • If you are waiting for a Covid-19 test or test results AND have been told you need to self-isolate, 
      • If you have travelled outside of New Brunswick within the last 14 days,
      • If an individual in your household returned from outside of New Brunswick in the last 14 days for any reason, and now someone within your household has developed one or more symptoms of Covid-19.
    • Visitors are not permitted to bring their dogs into the Zoo. Service dogs, with current vaccinations and a rabies tag visibly displayed on their collar are permitted in the Zoo.

    Visitor expectations

    Visitors are required to:

    • Follow New Brunswick Public Health guidelines,
    • Wear a mask or face shield inside all buildings,
    • Practice social distancing,
    • Respect all safety barriers and signage,
    • Follow the one-way walking paths,
    • Practice good personal hygiene.


    • SUNDAY WINTER OPENINGS is a production of the Friends of the Zoo. The Friends of the Zoo is the Zoo’s volunteer organization which seeks to raise funds to better the animal enclosures at the Magnetic Hill Zoo.
    • For last minute event changes or possible cancellations, visit our Facebook page:
    • Gift certificates are available for purchase online and can be redeemed to purchase regular admission.
    • * Although all our animals are always given access to their indoor quarters during below freezing temperatures, here is a list of animals that often choose to remain outdoors: Peccaries, bears, deer, caribou, condor, cougars, jaguars, red foxes, horses, tiger, leopard, alpacas, otters, goats, donkeys, and wolves. Please note that the Zoo does not guarantee if any of these animals will choose to be outdoors.