Things to do

Special events & fundraisers

The Magnetic Hill Zoo offers several special events and fundraisers throughout the year for visitors to enjoy, learn, and support the Friends of the Zoo’s animal habitat improvement fund.

Winter Openings event/fundraiser

Winter Openings event/fundraiser

Winter Openings are held on Sundays in March. In addition to viewing the winter-hardy animals, visitors can enjoy activities for the kids and purchasing maple products.

EcoFest event/fundraiser

EcoFest event/fundraiser

EcoFest is held on a weekend in late May. In addition to viewing the animals of temperate and sub-tropical climates, visitors can enjoy eco-friendly themed interactive displays, crafts, and giveaways.

FunZOOla event/fundraiser

FunZOOla event/fundraiser

FunZOOla is held on a Saturday in early June. In addition to viewing the animals of temperate and sub-tropical climates, visitors can enjoy a scavenger hunt activity and inflatables.

Visitor appreciation day

Visitor appreciation day

Visitor appreciation day is held on a Thursday in August and a weekend day in October. Visitors can enjoy visiting the Zoo at a discounted admission rate for all ages.

Boo at the Zoo event/fundraiser

Boo at the Zoo event/fundraiser

Boo at the Zoo is held on the last 2 weekends in October. In addition to viewing the animals of temperate and sub-tropical climates, visitors can enjoy Halloween decorations and venues, activities, and more!

Wild Lights event/fundraiser

Wild Lights event/fundraiser

Wild Lights is held on select evenings in December and early January. Visitors can enjoy viewing hundreds of thousands of holiday lights throughout the Zoo.

 “Year of ____” conservation campaign

“Year of ____” conservation campaign

The “Year of ____” conservation campaign is an annual campaign to raise awareness and funds for a specific species or group of species which are at risk in the wild and also home to the Magnetic Hill Zoo.

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Day camps & experiences

The Magnetic Hill Zoo’s Education department offers a variety of day camp programs for children and youth. In addition, educational behind the scenes experiences are available for individuals and families.

Home school camps

Home school camps

Home school camps are half day programs for home schooled children between grades 1-5.

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One day camps

One day camps

One day camps are single day programs for schooled aged children held on planned school breaks.

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Summer camps

Summer camps

The summer day camp program provides week-long fun and educational experiences for children and include activities such as games, crafts, visiting and feeding the animals, pony rides, and more.

Keeper camp

Keeper camp

The Keeper camp program is for youth ages 14-17 years and provides the opportunity to learn about and experience the world of zookeeping in a hands-on way.

Behind the scenes with the big cats

Behind the scenes with the big cats

This experience provides individuals and families the opportunity to learn about tigers and their care, and meet the Zoo’s tiger and its keepers.

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