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 the past 40 years. 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 35,000 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 700,000 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.