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Fundy Discovery Aquarium
More than 1,200,000 guests have joined us to witness the height of the world’s largest tides and learn about the marine animals that thrive here in the Bay of Fundy – making the Fundy Discovery Aquarium the highest visited non-government tourist attraction in New Brunswick!
It doesn’t take long for children entering the Aquarium to point up and state “WOW!” as they are immediately greeted by a life-size model of Delilah – a North Atlantic right whale – hanging in the Anderson Gallery. Directly behind Delilah is the Tide Tank featuring the magnitude of the Bay of Fundy tides.
Hidden just beyond the Tide Tank is the Flemer Gallery with its large subtidal pools giving ample opportunity for children and adults alike to make forever memories getting your hands wet while touching our fascinating sea creatures with supervised guidance from our knowledgeable Interpreter teammates to ensure maximal animal welfare is maintained at all times.
Your upper floor exploration continues as harbor seal antics entertain you in the Crabtree Seal Habitat and beautiful panoramic views of the St. Croix River are on full display from the Mais Viewing Deck.
Downstairs galleries provide underwater viewing of Bay of Fundy fishes and harbor seals within an array of tanks.
Signs provide directions to visit our Art Gallery – where Science Meets Art – located just outside our modern 218-seat Dunn Theatre. We often display art as part of a silent auction or showcasing aspects of Huntsman Marine research. Our small but well stocked Gift Shop is located as you exit the Fundy Discovery Aquarium. This is a great place to purchase eco-friendly and sustainable gifts for yourself as a reminder of your visit or a loved one for a special occasion.
We also encourage all guests to stroll around our beautiful grounds and outdoor play area. Those planning their visit will also be able to enjoy beach access at low tide and catch one of our daily animal feeding presentations.
Don’t forget to check out the schedule to enhance your Fundy Discovery Aquarium immersion by also signing up for one of our popular single day Huntsman Marine Experiences™, such as a Behind the Scenes tour, Tidal Trek Beach Crab Grab, or other hands-on learning opportunities. The more adventurous amongst us will register for a more immersive multi-day experience to explore, learn or dive into the Bay of Fundy!
A Huntsman Marine aquarium visit wasn’t always experienced within our modern present day facility. Our first public aquarium opened in 1972 providing our community with its first access to the marine life living in our own backyard. Later a larger aquarium was created to better serve the numbers of tourists visiting the Huntsman each season. This aquarium was replaced in 2010 when the present day state-of-the-art Fundy Discovery Aquarium was constructed to enhance guest experience and provide access to its comfortable Dunn Theatre lecture hall and Katnick Classroom.
The Fundy Discovery Aquarium is by far the primary public face of Huntsman Marine to the world for nearly five decades. We encourage all travellers, residents and lovers of the marine environment to visit often for an educational experience like no other and become a Member to support the Huntsman Marine mission to inspire stewardship, advance marine sciences through collaborative research, and deliver inspirational educational experiences!
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