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Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium

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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
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+1 506-529-1200
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great fun for kids and adults. We LOVED the skate touch tank. Staff are very knowledgable and friendly.

Thank Laura S
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much, we're glad you had a great visit with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a rainy day in Saint Andrews and decided to check out this top attraction. I'm sorry to say, but there is just not enough here. I respect a small community trying to do their part, but maybe there could be more activities? Especially...More

Thank Tang126
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're sorry to hear you didn't find enough to do to make your visit worthwhile. Did you see the salmon feeding, after the seahorses but before the seals? We also have scavenger hunts for kids, a kid's play area on the lower level, beach access,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I visited the aquarium. The displays were well done but they could have more. The teenagers with me were I interested but I'm not sure there is enough there to hold the interests of all in their age group. The...More

Thank Laurie T
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry you missed the feeding presentations, too. The second set of feedings occurs near the end of the day (from 3 to 4:15) and we deliberately set it up that way so our guests can come back and see them, if they need to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of my initial enthusiasm may have been dampened by the difficulty getting there. If you are coming in from the north the one sign for the turn (at Tim Hortons) is partially obscured. Once you get on the right road, there is heavy construction...More

Thank fc74mn
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry you didn't get the right information on Behind the Scenes tours! Yes, we currently have juvenile (1 year old) Atlantic sturgeon behind the scenes, and the larger (12 year old) sturgeon you saw in the big Bay of Fundy tank are a second...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seals are obviously the main attraction here, Loki and Snorkle are father and son I believe and are quite amusing to watch. One of the biologists there, Jill, is so wonderful. She is funny, sweet, and knows her stuff. Great girl to ask questions....More

Thank KatieFromCanadia
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much! Yes, Loki is Snorkel's father :) We get many compliments on our staff, thank you. Many are marine biology university students and we all love to share our knowledge and passion for sea creatures. Thanks for your visit, and your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole thing took about half an hour to go through. The fish tank at Bass Pro, in Moncton, is just as nice... and free. The seal tank was filthy. You could barely see the seals. Save your money and do something else.

Thank naturequestphoto
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're grateful for every visitor that comes, so we're sorry you feel it was a waste of your time and money.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly a teaching aquarium. The visiting center is small although did enjoy the hand on display where you can touch some of the species.

Thank mroots
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit and your review! Education is one of the core values of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, for sure. And it sounds like you had fun at our touch tank area-- definitely a visitor favourite. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first day in St. Andrews it rained, so we came across the aquarium to give us something to do. There's not much to see... and I think the price is a little high for what's there. Tanks were kind of dirty (the few that...More

Thank KimberleeCxx
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but great for the family. kids really enjoyed the interactive tanks, and staff's feeding exhibits were fun and very informative. Only a couple of hours to go through, but well worth the visit!

Thank 11MattD
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much, we're glad your family had a great experience! The touch tanks are a family favourite, to be sure. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place for everybody no matter your age. If you have never seen a sea horse or a seal, a salmon or some other fishes please come to the aquarium. All these animals are alive and looked after very well. I have to...More

Thank ihor s
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really do try to make the Aquarium exciting for all ages, so we're glad to hear you say that! As a not-for-profit we do keep our prices as low as we can, so that many people...More

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