Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium

Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium, Saint Andrews: Hours, Address, Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium Reviews: 4/5

Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium

Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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, Wednesday - Sunday, from mid-May to early-October.
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mcobbme
Fairfield, Maine89 contributions
Jun. 2022
Good spot to spend an hour if you need to find something to do on a rainy day. This is not a fancy aquarium but for young kids it has all you need. The tanks appeared to need some maintenance but there were some interesting specimens to be seen.
Written June 23, 2022
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Julie W
14 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
This is a small aquarium, but so we’ll designed and informative. Information about the tides and marine wildlife in the area as well as management programs. Staff is very knowledgeable, but signage is also great for self-guided learning. Our kids and friends are all in early 20s and they loved it - especially the touch tank!
We were there off season and booked a private tour - minimum 5 people required. Give yourself 1.5-2hrs.
We also did the Wine n Weave (also private group booking) - so fun and interesting using the re-purposed fishing ropes. Well worth the cost - what we made sells in the shops in town for more than what we paid for the workshop with wine and snacks.
Written May 1, 2022
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c0verdale
Riverview, Canada1,059 contributions
Jun. 2021
A good spot to take the kids. They have an open touch tank and someone was there to answer questions and talk to the kids,
A few seals and several other tanks but sure could use more interpretive signs, etc.
Written November 1, 2021
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Melissa W
Morin Heights, Canada5 contributions
Oct. 2021
We booked a private tour for 4 people (2 adults, 2 teenagers). Our guide was very knowledgeable and welcomed/answered all of our questions. The place is easy to find. Not a huge aquarium but a lot packed into a small space. This may not be for people who are expecting a Ripley's Aquarium experience. This is the real deal - not sensationalism/marketing.
Written October 20, 2021
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Isabel G
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Terrible experience, I understand that is a small place and that due covid some activities must change, but it is very sad to pay, traveling to St. Andrews to see an extremely dirty aquarium, poor animals, the water stinks and you cannot see through the windows adequately.
Written September 12, 2021
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Tiffany D
Saint John, Canada186 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
Visited with my 2 year old, they had a blast. Sml aquarium, but my child could have spent all day here! Lots to learn and lots to see, including a very nice outdoor area, that leads to a beach. The staff were extremely friendly and professional, they made everyone feel welcome and shared tons of information with us. We will be returning again. Absolutely fantastic visit.
Written August 22, 2021
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Robin M
2 contributions
Aug. 2021
Covid 19 shutdowns have been difficult on all of us, but none more than facilities that rely on lots of visitors to keep going. For most tourist attractions in the area, shutting down and laying off all staff was the most cost effective option. This however is not possible if you are trying to keep a variety of marine creatures alive in your facility. There were definitely layoffs, but also surely financial losses taken to keep the animals alive. So with this in mind, the Huntsman is likely functioning on less staff than normal, and with some time to go before they recover from Covid losses.

So, with that in mind: I really enjoyed my visit to the aquarium, it's small, but packs a lot of information and opportunities to see the animals into that small space. The touch tank is excellent, and the tidal zone setup is very well done. The staff is friendly and willing to answer any questions I had.
Written August 17, 2021
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crunchygranolamama1
Moncton, Canada56 contributions
Jul. 2021
We really enjoyed the touch tank. The facility was clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly. We wished there was more to see.
Written August 2, 2021
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Tina G
Moncton, Canada8 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
Arrived here at 4:15 pm and they close at 5 pm. I had to ask where to start the visit no one took the initiative to guide us...had no clue where we were going. The place was empty no visitors. Not much to see here in my opinion. We were told that it takes usually 45 mins to visit. We were done in 20 mins. Not worth our time.
Written July 24, 2021
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jslocombe2016
Shediac, Canada193 contributions
Aug. 2020
Stop ripping off the public. The place is hard to find, dirty, neglected, and offers very little. Definitely not worth the price of admission. Five minutes and out.
Written September 22, 2020
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Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.