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“Great place to visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium
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Owner description: 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.
Mount Pearl, Canada
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium and was very impressed. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly, pointing out items of interest and giving us lots of information. They had some species there that I had never seen or heard of before. There are touch tanks where you can hold some sea creatures. My favourite were the small jelly fish that light up when they swam around the tank- very cool! This is a great place to visit.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank NLJackie71
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PettyHrbMiniAquarium, Owner at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you Jackie for your feedback! So glad you had a great time!
You're right, the jellies are amazing. Hope to see you again sometime this summer!
Melanie Knight, Founder of the Mini Aquarium
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St. John's, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Interesting samples of local marine life, including a blue lobster. Staff very enthusiastic and helpful.

Visited September 2013
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London, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“An outstanding little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Our family, all three generations of us, loved our visit to the Mini Aquarium. During a 15-day vacation across NL, this was a last-minute addition to our 'schedule' and we're so glad we found it! Small but mighty, the mini-aquarium captured our attention for two hours and we pretty-much had to drag the kids away for lunch. It's very much a hands-on exhibit teeming with local aquatic life and chock-full of great information that was accessible for all our ages. A beautiful setting in the community of Petty Harbour. The fact that so many area businesses have come on board as exhibit sponsors also indicates how special a place this is. Aquarium founder Melanie Knight was/is an absolute gem... enthusiastic and knowledgeable and so engaging that our daughter now wants to become a marine biologist.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Flare4
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PettyHrbMiniAquarium, Owner at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you so much Flare4 for your humbling review. We are so thrilled you had a great experience and that we have inspired another marine biologist! We need more of them. :)
It was my absolute pleasure to show you around the Mini.
With gratitude,

Melanie Knight
Founder | Executive Director
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Pouch Cove, NL
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This mini aquarium is outstanding with a very knowledgeable curator, and enthusiastic volunteers to answer questions. The marine life, all from local waters, is well displayed and come in amazing varieties. Children and adults alike will love this place. It includes great hands-on displays.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Iris442013
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PettyHrbMiniAquarium, Owner at Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello Iris442013

Thank you so much for your review! We appropriate your kind comments and look forward to having you back at the Mini Aquarium soon! In case you are interested, we have a cool lecture about seaweeds coming up next week and we are also hosting a Shoreline Clean up later on this month! Check out our Jump In page on our www.miniaqua.org for more information.

Thanks again. Have a fin-tastic day! :)

Melanie Knight
Founder and Executive Director
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St.John's ,Newfoundland,Canada
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Mini Aquarium,Big Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This Aquarium has so much to offer and is wonderful for any age!
Education and such a nice place to visit!
Petty Harbour has so much to offer in this great town,something to see for everyone!
Come and enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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