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Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium

#4 of 30 things to do in Saint Andrews Features Animals
1 Lower Campus Rd, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 2L7, Canada
+1 506-529-1200
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The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (Huntsman) is a registered, private, not-for-profit research and science-based teaching institution located in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The hands-on school programs have engaged over 45,000 students - ranging from elementary school age to university graduate level. he Huntsman has also welcomed over 700,000 members of the general public through the operation of its aquarium facility, the new Fundy Discovery Aquarium opened on September 1, 2011. The education programs of the Huntsman have been pioneering; knowledge-based activities that have influenced the development of highly qualified personnel in the marine sciences and the oceans industry sector of the Canadian economy. The Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium is open from 10 am to 5 pm, every day from mid-May to mid-October. Daily activities include Behind the Scenes tours and feeding presentations for salmon, seahorses and seals.
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1 Lower Campus Rd, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 2L7, Canada
+1 506-529-1200
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed taking the kids and getting the whole aquarium experience. Must say though, the enclosure for the seals was disgusting and way too small for such beautiful creatures. The fish are fine, but the seal enclosure water was less than 3' and 1/10th the...More

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed our visit, we ended up there right for their feeding times, and the keepers also gave little info sessions before they fed them so that was interesting too. My kids spent a LONG time at the touch tank, that was the highlight for...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a really nice little aquarium with lots of informative displays, I've marked it down because it cost nearly 50 dollars for a family of four and really doesn't take much more than an hour to do everything. The kids loved holding starfish and...More

Thank Iain L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interactive aquariums for the kids to touch and see the animals in their natural environment was great. Our 10 year old daughter loved it and could have spent the day there. She also was thrilled to see the labour seals.

Thank Beach_cravers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While not the most diverse aquarium, Huntsman is a perfect intro for young kids (8 and under) to learn about tide pools, marine life, seals and rays.

Thank Christina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting place and the staff are very friendly! There's a beautiful setting along the water outside to sit and reflect as well. Lobsters, urchins, seahorses, seals, salmon, starfish, and other sea creatures. Beautifully maintained.

Thank AlliJCo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entry fee is excessive for what amounts to a couple of touch pools, two seals, that seem to be in a rather small and dirty tank, and a handful of other tanks with an assortment of fish in. If you don't mind spending almost...More

3  Thank zurichcalling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with a group of moms and teens. Group minimum size is 10 people. We spent about 30 minutes just with the 2 touch tanks. There are very knowledgeable staff right by the touch tanks, and they answered all of our questions, and helped...More

Thank SocialLifeisKey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice aquarium with great educational displays. Children will love this place, but so do curious adults.

Thank realvtr
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Unless you are desperately in need of something to do in the area, you can safely pass this facilty by. It's not worth it for the price - very limited exhibits and displays.

Thank GrandVoyager2012
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Judy J
13 August 2015|
Response from Cynthia C | Property representative |
Hi Judy, As the manager, I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. I am sure you have already checked the Tripavisor reviews, I do do my best to respond to each of... More