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Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

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Great place to learn about local fish life. I got to hold and touch a starfish. Staff was so... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
896moniqueb
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Cornwall, Canada
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Great little find

On a drizzly day we took a drive with the kids and happened upon the mini aquarium. A little... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
702tamarar
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Canmore, Canada
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Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, 15 minutes south of St. John's is a non-profit, hands-on, catch and release, seasonal marine education organization. We are opening seasonally, June 15- October 19, everyday, 10am-6pm.
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35 Southside Rd | Petty Harbour, Petty Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 3H0, Canada
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+1 709-690-3121
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to learn about local fish life. I got to hold and touch a starfish. Staff was so helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 896moniqueb
PettyHrMiniAquarium, Owner at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit Monique, next to the animals at the mini aquarium our staff are our greatest asset.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

On a drizzly day we took a drive with the kids and happened upon the mini aquarium. A little over-priced for the size of the place but helped knowing the funds get pumped into conservation. Lots of neat things to see and knowledgeable young staff....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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PettyHrMiniAquarium, Owner at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks for your review Tamara R. Supporting student employees and conservation efforts is the glue that solidifies our mission to foster curiosity about or oceans to inspire action toward personal and global sustainability. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. KB

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

My wife, son (12) and I stopped in at the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium on a Sunday in August 2018. Cool little place that is constantly changing it’s inhabitants. The staff were incredibly informative and really wanted to tell you about all what was there....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting. Knowledgeable and pleasant helpful staff. Fish and other creatures l had never even heard about before. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Frank S
PettyHrMiniAquarium, Board Chair at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

We are glad you had a wonderful visit Frank. Thanks for the kind words.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We made a quick stop in here while we were roaming Petty Harbor. Admission price was relatively inexpensive and the kids got a real kick out of it. It's a fairly small place and doesn't take long to get through, but worth the price.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JackTheDog1
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Love that this is a catch and release aquarium. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of fun and can't recommend it enough.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

My (nearly) two year old had so much here! She loved the crabs and the staff were friendly and engaging. When they asked if she wanted to watch them feed the fish, she was ecstatic. One draw back is definitely the limited parking available in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ams201
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

A short drive from St. John's this little gem is worth the visit. A catch and release interactive aquarium staffed by enthusiastic, knowledgeable students eager to educate children and adults. This is a working harbour so has a ready supply of interesting sea creatures. Cache...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PettyHrMiniAquarium, Owner at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit Beaverskins24. Sea you next time!

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A fantastic time on a sunny or rainy day, this mini aquarium is small but mighty. With strong values and friendly staff, it was a phenomenal time for adults and kids. The hands-on tanks were our favourite part! They have unique species that are native...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PettyHrMiniAquarium, Manager at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

So glad you enjoyed your visit! Sea you next time.

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is very small but hands on for kids. Friendly staff answer questions about the area. When I say small it is about 15 ft by 40 ft. Nice area to walk though. Park above.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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PettyHrMiniAquarium, Board Chair at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thanks for your review altun13, and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are indeed a small or mini facility. With our biggest focus on releasing all animals back to the places they were collected every September a smaller space is much more manageable....More

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A taxi from Petty Harbour might be about $50 round trip. We would recommend renting a car for the day so that way you can spend lots of time in Petty Harbour, stay for lunch at Chafe's Landing or go for a Zipline Tour. Or... More
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