Huntsman Marine Science Centre Anderson

Special Events

Impress your guests as you host a sustainable holiday party, retirement gathering, wedding ceremony or wedding party reception, fundraising gala, product launch, or award ceremony with private access to the entire Fundy Discovery Aquarium!

It isn’t everyday that you get to mingle and celebrate amongst the underwater residents of the Bay of Fundy. Our team of professionals are able to transform the Fundy Discovery Aquarium to meet your special event needs.

Venues

Both the Anderson Gallery and Flemer Gallery are on the first floor of the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and able to comfortably host 150 guests in a reception style event or 72 for a more formal seated dining experience. Seasonally our beautiful grounds, viewing decks and low tide intertidal beach access provide additional fabulous event space for your guests to enjoy.

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Food & Beverage

The Huntsman is committed to work towards a #DebrisFreeFundy and our event catering practices reflect this in our approach to serve menu items in the absence of personal single-use plastics throughout our Huntsman Marine Hospitality operations. Food and beverage stations may be placed throughout our Galleries and grounds (seasonally and weather permitting) to facilitate strolling dinner events. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium and its grounds are licensed to provide options for wine pairings or operate a cash bar during your special group event. (Please note that bar service (alcohol) must conclude at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the scheduled end of your event)

Optional 'Edutainment' Activities

  • Interpretation – Huntsman naturalists and interpreters will be available to engage your guests throughout the Fundy Discovery Aquarium Galleries and exhibits, including animal facts and inner workings to operate the Aquarium facility (Program Length: Up to 3 hours).
     
  • Snorkel Interactions – Our mascot Snorkel will interact with your guests and provide fantastic photo opportunities (Program Length: Two 30-minute appearances possible).
     
  • Into the Bay of Fundy – Enhance your event with this great opportunity to allow your guests to touch and hold a series of tide pool animals, such as sea stars, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, etc., under careful observation of a Fundy Discovery Aquarium Naturalist/Interpreter (Program Length: Up to 2 hours).
     
  • Diver Interaction – Guests are provided a unique opportunity to observe a diver within the Bay of Fundy tank and interact with your guests through the viewing glass (Program Length: One 30-minute dive).
     
  • Informative Talk – Guests enjoy a 20-minute informative presentation in either the Anderson Gallery or Dunn Science Theatre that may be tailored for:

 

  • History of the Huntsman to Fulfill Our Ocean Mission

  • Towards a #DebrisFreeFundy

  • Biodiversity of the Bay of Fundy

We hope you choose to host your next special event at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium in beautiful St. Andrews by-the-Sea! Your special event will support the Huntsman ocean mission to inspire stewardship, advance marine sciences through collaborative research, and deliver inspirational educational experiences.

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