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Corporate Annual Giving

Please join The Huntsman Marine Science Centre as we enter the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Ocean awareness and need to operate responsible working waterfronts have never been more important. Three great reasons to participate in The Huntsman Marine Corporate Annual Giving program:


  • Amplify your commitment to the ocean and environment through programming offered by The Huntsman Marine Science Centre reaching more than 3,000 students and 35,000 visitors to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium each year

  • Invest into impactful ocean education, conservation and research initiatives through The Huntsman Marine Science Centre mission removing more than 10,000 lbs of discarded rope from the Bay of Fundy and conducting over 50 research projects that support a sustainable ocean economy each year

  • Receive Huntsman Marine benefits, corresponding to your level of commitment, which may be extended for use by your teammates, customers and business partners

If you would like to discuss your level of involvement then please contact us by email at

  • Is there a discounted rate for different nights of the week or during the off-season?
    Yes, discounted rates are offered for Fundy Discovery Aquarium rentals and food and beverage minimum for special events that take place during our off-season (October through April) and on Sunday – Tuesday inclusive during May through September.
  • When do you require a final guest count for a special event?
    The final guest count must be communicated to your Huntsman point of contact seven business days prior to your special event. If you are offering preselected entrée options to your guests then the final breakdown of meals must also be provided at this time.
  • What is the deposit payment schedule?
    You will make three separate payments before your special event hosted at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium. The initial non-refundable deposit is due upon signing the contract equal to 33% of the contracted total to save your date. The second deposit of 33% will be due three months before the special event to provide your firm commitment. The final 34% payment is due seven business days before the special event and coincides with your final guest count.
  • Does the Fundy Discovery Aquarium host on-site wedding ceremonies?
    Yes, we are able to host ceremonies both indoors throughout the Fundy Discovery Aquarium or outside on our grounds. The ceremony fee includes event staff for the ceremony, ceremony rehearsal (time and location subject to availability), chairs, speakers, and a microphone. Additional fees apply for ceremonies that begin before 7:30 p.m. during the months of July and August.
  • Is there a food and beverage minimum order?
    Yes, a food and beverage minimum is required for all private special events hosted at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and varies based on the type of event and space required.
  • Are there limitations in the way my special event may be decorated?
    Yes, certain guidelines apply for decorations, flower arrangements and conduct during your special group event to ensure safety and well-being of all Fundy Discovery Aquarium animals and consistent with our mission to protect the ocean environment. We specifically prohibit elastic bands, rubber/silicone wristbands, balloons, glow items such as sticks, bracelets, necklaces, Hawaiian leis, toothpicks, skewers, stirrers, certain plant materials, cans or bottles, marbles, sand, small toys, ribbon, Mylar, confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed, live fish, and dried marine life. Seashells are allowed in vases only. Candle flames must be enclosed by glass (for example, hurricane lamps or votive holders). Please discuss your decorating options with our knowledgeable staff.
  • Does the Fundy Discovery Aquarium have audiovisual capacity to support a special event?
    Yes, the Anderson Gallery is equipped with a projector/screen and audio to ensure your presentation is a success. Of course, the Dunn Science Theatre may also be used for presentations within the comfort of a modern theatre setting.
  • Are outside caterers permitted to serve food or beverages?
    No, all food and beverages must be provided by Huntsman Marine Hospitality.
  • Does the Huntsman provide set-up furniture for my special event?
    Yes, Huntsman offers complimentary house tables, chairs and a set of linens that we will set-up for a specific number of guests attending your special group event. We are happy to also discuss accommodation of specialty linen and upgraded chairs for use during your event.
  • Am I permitted to play amplified music within the Fundy Discovery Aquarium?
    Yes, but amplified music will be monitored to remain within a reasonable sound level for the safety of our animals. Band restrictions may apply for indoor special group events.

Option 1 - 50% Charitable Tax Receipt & Gifts

Option 2 - 100% Charitable Tax Receipt

Your Support will be Meaningful Throughout the Entire Organization

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Give your team members, customers and business partners the opportunity to explore, learn and discover ocean wonders while enjoying unique hands-on learning experiences at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre – Fundy Discovery Aquarium!
Your Support will be Meaningful Throughout the Entire Organization
Your decision to support the Huntsman Marine Science Centre through our Corporate Annual Giving program will have a tremendous impact on our mission to deliver, engage and inspire in all aspects of ocean education, outreach and research. You are helping to inspire the next generation of ocean stewards while supporting our activities to foster a sustainable ocean economy.

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