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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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  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea horses” (11 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

We had great fun at the Huntsman. The staff are committed to the education of the visitors so in turn the sea creatures and their habitats stand a chance of survival.. It's a working research facility and beautifully run with a number exhibits that were...More

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So wonderful to hear of your excellent time here, thank you for taking the time to review!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a seasonal aquarium and it isn't large. But it is full of interesting information and the seal feeding it very entertaining. It is a beautiful spot with the nicest staff.

Thank NewHampshireMay
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, we love that you enjoyed our visit. Thanks also for the mention of our staff-- they are dedicated and bright and love to share their knowledge!

Reviewed 24 October 2017

I was very impressed by the aquarium. Their purpose is to illustrate and explain the local flora and fauna. They do this so well and I very much enjoyed seeing this and reading the signs. Also, there are interpreters helping explain about the animals. I...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, it sounds like you got a lot out of your visit with us! We're just fascinated with all creatures in the Bay of Fundy so we do love to show them off!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Hands on experience with some of the displays! It was really fun to watch the kids picking up the starfish! Loved the seals!

Thank Mary Ann H
Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We pride ourselves on how hands-on we are; thank you for saying so! We're glad to hear you had a great experience visiting us :)

Reviewed 17 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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

Reviewed 8 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 4 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 September 2017

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 6 September 2017

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 September 2017

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 6 September 2017

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 31 August 2017 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 6 September 2017

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

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