Huntsman Marine Science Centre

Fundy Discovery Aquarium

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Contact Information
Office Phone 506-529-1200
Fax 506-529-1212
Primary Contact Marlene Chase, Manager Business Development, Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium; Phone: 506-529-1222; Email:
Alternate Contact Reception, Huntsman; Phone: 506-529-1200
Mailing Address 1 Lower Campus Rd 
St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7
Description & Services
Cross Reference Fundy Discovery Aquarium
Description of service(s) 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 Huntsman was established in 1969 by a consortium of universities, government departments and private sector interests.  
The Huntsman has been an active steward of the ocean resource by finding ways to educate citizens about the oceans for more than 450years. 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 hands-on school programs have engaged over 45,000 students - ranging from elementary school age to university graduate level. For many, it is their first introduction to the Canadian Atlantic region. 
The Huntsman has also welcomed over 775,000 members of the general public through the operation of its aquarium facility, informing visitors to the region about Canada's east coast marine ecology and the marine based economy. The new Fundy Discovery Aquarium opened on September 1, 2011. 
The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is governed by a Board of Directors and has an Advisory Board. The campus is located in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada which is on the shore of the St. Croix estuary, on the lower part of the Bay of Fundy. 
An enormous display featuring the magnitude of the Bay of Fundy tides anchors the aquarium. Harbour seals Loki and Snorkel will entertain you with their antics, seahorses, salmon, intertidal creatures and underwater viewing of Bay of Fundy fishes will fascinate you. Children and adults alike will have a ball in the gigantic touch pool and skate tank! Enjoy the children's play area, feature films, interactive displays, the walking path to the beach and much more!
Hours Aquarium 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Research, Science, Administration 8:00am - 5:00pm
Dates Program is Offered Aquarium open May - October 
Research, Science, Administration - Year Round
Areas Served Charlotte County ; New Brunswick ; Based in Charlotte County ; New Brunswick
Eligibility Ages: 99 year(s) and under 
All ages
Application N/A
Languages English ; French - 1 staff for bilingual tours
Fees Program - Aquarium is less than $25, Field Course is greater than $75 ; Program - Young Explorer Days is less than $40, Field Course is greater than $75 ;  
Aquarium Admissions:  
Adult: $14.00  
Seniors: $11.50  
Children ages 4-17yrs: $9.75  
Children under 4: Free  
Group Rates (More than 10)  
Adults: $11.50  
Seniors: $9.50  
Children: $9.00  
Children under 4: Free  
Family Rates (after 3 full rate admissions, that in include 1 adult)  
Additional children are admitted for $7.50
Location information
Site Location 5 minutes from downtown St. Andrews
Located In Community St Andrews
Address & Map
Lower Campus Rd
St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (50) Non Profit
Meetings Annual General Meetings are held in July
Print Material substantial list
Designated Day/Week/Month/ Events Weekly Aquarium Events May through October and March Break
Service Categories Marine Conservation

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