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Review of Magnetic Hill Zoo

Magnetic Hill Zoo
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Moncton
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'll start by advising readers that the Zoo is NOT, repeat NOT located at the address indicated above on the Trip Advisor site. It is situated at Magnetic Hill, adjacent the Magic Mountain Waterpark. ,off Mountain Road,. But once there, you are in for a treat. This zoo is one of the most progressive in that the majority of the animals have a somewhat natural habitat, with ample room to move around and ...hide. It is well maintained with easy trails, clean, and tended grounds. Smells are at a minimum. Staff is friendly and obliging. It has educational programs for children, and the majority of the informative placards are neat and crisp. Good maintenance is evident. To me, the only regression is that the zoo no longer has a pair of giraffes. the last set were named ,some say aptly, Charles & Camilla. Well worth a morning or afternoon visit.

Thank ralfann
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

A great place to go on a summer's day with children. Open areas and never felt rushed. Great size so you are not exhausted before you see it all

Thank Albert R
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a return visit, the last time we visited was probably 7-10 years ago. The facility looks better but there was a lot of construction and empty spaces. I wish if an area is empty they put a sign so you don't feel so stupid trying to see an animal in an empty cage. Also the layout is confusing, it never used to be. This seems to be a pitfall with most zoos we have visited - put up more signs to tell us which direction to go!

Thank SandySue123
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MagneticHillZoo, General Manager at Magnetic Hill Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Good Afternoon
you are absolutely correct when you say that the zoo needs more signs and that the current configuration seems confusing but that is the price we pay in trying to undertake major improvements. we currently are designing and constructing a completely new wayfinding system that will include new directional signs,new animal info signs and a new zoo map. We were hopeful that this would be complete by mid summer but now realise that it may only be in place by mid to late September. we also have 2 projects under construction at the zoo the largest and most exciting one is our Asia project that again was to be completed much earlier in the season but with weather delays and other issues it is behind schedule as well. This project vertually cuts the zoo in half so it has caused some traffic flow problems this year.Please come again next seaspon and let us know if we have addressed your concerns. Thank you for taking the time to l;et us know of your experience.

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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Despite the down poor my friend and I went. It was a lot of fun and the weather in Moncton can change so quickly! We manage to see the lions get feed, moose haha, and the otters. It was an enjoyable experience because we got to learn a little additional information during this special presentation.

The zoo is currently under construction in one area but it is still easy to get around the zoo. Animals look healthy and have clean cages.

The zoo has a CAA discount. So if you're a member be sure to remember to bring you card!

1  Thank Mainlander_13
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

It is only minutes from the hotel. The staff are young and enthusiastic. Virtually no line up. A fun thing to do.

1  Thank HHTAP
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