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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%
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“seal feeding” (21 reviews)
“sea horses” (11 reviews)
“touch tank” (57 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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"seal feeding"
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"sea horses"
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"touch tank"
in 57 reviews
"salmon"
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"sea cucumbers"
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"feeding times"
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"fun to watch"
in 8 reviews
"behind the scenes"
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"marine life"
in 15 reviews
"rainy day"
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"a huge hit"
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"harbor seals"
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"couple of hours"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"interesting information"
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"great place to visit"
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"lots of fun"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here out of curiosity, arriving just in time to see the seals being fed. I thought that would be the highlight of the visit. But we also enjoyed the fish tank exhibits and open pools very much. In the open pools, we were...More

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

We could’ve spent all day here! Seals feeding time was so fun to see. Touch tank for kids was amazing! Staff really know their stuff!

Thank Beth B
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you, it sounds like you had a lovely visit! :)

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

We spend a couple hours at the Huntsman aquarium. The highlight was definitely the touch tank, with very friendly and informative guides available. We had visited the place previously, and it had been re-build since then. We found the seal tank now on two levels,...More

Thank KateTravelsAgain1722
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review! We're glad you came to visit us again.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

We visited on the last day of the 2017 season. In spite of the fact that things were winding down, the staff was amazing And so willing to share the knowledge.

Thank Michael C
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Thanks for your kind review! The last day of our season is always a sad one for our staff. We're glad you took the time to visit, and post a review :)

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Reviewed December 1, 2017

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
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

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

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Reviewed November 6, 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
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

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!

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Reviewed October 23, 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
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

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!

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Reviewed October 3, 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
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2017

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 :)

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

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

Thank Laura S
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 7, 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
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Cynthia C, Manager at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 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

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