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Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium

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Address: 1 Lower Campus Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 506-529-1200
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Description: The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (Huntsman) is a registered, private...
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. MEETING SPACE AVAILABLE: Our multi-purpose boardroom seats up to 28 people comfortably. Test-kitchen with camera for viewing cooking demonstrations on the 42" monitor. Theatre is a 218 seat lecture theatre with wheelchair access, translation booth and a private backstage area. Wireless internet. Gallery II is the ideal place for mixing and mingling while you enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the historic Saint Croix River. Birthday parties, overnight accommodation, 30' x 60' commercial tent...and we cater too!
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This aquarium is great! It's not huge but what it does offer is really informative and the interactive aspect of the touch pools is a huge hit with kids and adults too! It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This aquarium is great! It's not huge but what it does offer is really informative and the interactive aspect of the touch pools is a huge hit with kids and adults too! It is definitely a place that I would recommend everyone check out while in St. Andrews!

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. We are so pleased you enjoyed the hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. We enjoy teaching about the history, economy and ecology of the beautiful Bay of Fundy - all while having hands-on fun! More 

Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a lot of fun for 3 adults on a rainy day. You see the seals being fed up close. It was fun to pick up or touch much of the underwater life found in the Bay of Fundy.

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, it is great to see both children and adults enjoy the ever changing facility. The seals, Loki and Snorkel are always entertaining and the gigantic touch pool is by far a fascinating way to look at some of the critters that live on the ocean floor. See you again soon! :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our second time there, and we love the touch tanks and feeding of the salmon. Easy to spend an hour or more there.

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed another visit to the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. The salmon feeding has certainly been a fascinating exhibit for the 2014 season, it truly brings excitement to the lower level! Thank you for visiting and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Saint John, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A great variety of sea life is on hand to be seen close up. The day I visited with a group of grade four students, it was difficult to see the seals, as the seal water was quite cloudy from a cleaning of their enclosure, but the kids were absolutely fascinated by the touch tanks and the seahorses.

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your class to learn, discover and explore at the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium - a unique hands-on learning experience! Even though your visit happened to be after an extensive exhibit cleaning, we are delighted your class still enjoyed the seals and underwater exhibits. We look forward to having you back again! More 

Aberdeen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great experience even for adults ....hands on activities for the kids. Very nice facility. Would definitely visit again.

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. The Bay of Fundy sea life is fascinating for both children and adults...and truly an experience to be able to touch and hold some of these creatures in your own hands! Thank you for the visit and we hope to see you again. More 

New Westminster, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Arrived about 3:15, enjoyed the feeding of the fish at 3:30, and especially the feeding of the harbour seals at 4:00. Seemed to be aimed best at young children, especially about 5-10. My daughter is 2, so a bit on the young side. The touch pools are great, and the lobsters are really neat. Her favourite was the fish feeding,... More 

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. As one of the new additions this year, the salmon feeding has been very well received by visitors - but we think the children especially enjoy getting splashed by the activity in the tank! We do hope your 2 year old daughter enjoyed the children's area as well. To improve the... More 

Ontario
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited the Aquarium after our grand-daughter had been there and had a great time. We can understand why she enjoyed it as the touch tank is obviously fun for young ones - it was packed when we were there. However, as other reviewers have said, there is not much to see in the fish tanks, which are not well... More 

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

The gigantic touch tank is fascinating for both children and adults...it is such an amazing hands-on experience to be able to touch and learn about more than 20 different species that come from the beautiful Bay of Fundy, including the rare lobsters. To add to the visitor experience in 2014, we included a twice daily seahorse feeding and salmon feeding... More 

Moncton, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

cool place to take your kids and burn off an hour. Kinda pricey, not many staff around to tell you whats what for fish. Not many information tags on the tanks telling any info. Its ok, the touch tan is cool for kids, expected it to be much bigger.

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. The Huntsman is a private, not-for-profit research and science based teaching facility, with the Aquarium being the public outreach to educate visitors and students about the beautiful Bay of Fundy marine life. The Aquarium is a 20,000 square foot facility, which includes a wet lab, meeting space and a 218 seat... More 

Saint John, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had the chance to visit thia attraction with my guests in July. I was very excited as it was raining cats and dogs so an indoor stop was nice. I found the $15.00 per person entry price way to expensive for what you got. A price nearer the $10.00 range might be more appropriate, but only if they fix... More 

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for thinking of the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium as an outing with your guests. The Huntsman is a private, not-for-profit research and science based teaching facility, with the Aquarium being the public outreach, educating visitors about the marine life of the beautiful Bay of Fundy. An adult admission includes $1.61 sales tax, making admission $12.39. The Huntsman is... More 

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19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

quaint little aquarium bursting with liveliness! been to the hunstman aquarium several times and love it. the exhibits are often changing and fun additions are added regularly. even as an adult I love the touch tanks and am fascinated by the fish aquariums. I love learning about local and native species, great price for all the information, check out the... More 

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Marlene C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, we are pleased that you continue to learn, explore and discover at your Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium - an educational experience for both children and adults. See you again soon! :) More 

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