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Our Fundy Discovery Aquarium offers the only modern lecture theatre in all of St. Andrews by-the-Sea to host symposia for up to 218 attendees with:

  • free self-parking

  • 218 comfortable soft seat theatre

  • folding tablets on each seat for note-taking

  • audiovisual equipment

  • complimentary Wi-Fi for attendees

  • nutrition break & lunch catering

  • outdoor space

  • special 50+ participant educational experiences for a truly unforgettable meeting

  • exclusive access to the underwater life of the Bay of Fundy!

St. Andrews has served as a resort community for generations and Huntsman Marine has been an integral part of this destination for over 50 years. Visiting St. Andrews today is as easy as completing a scenic drive from your choice of four major airports, from:

  • Saint John, NB airport – 1 hour, 20 minutes

  • Fredericton, NB airport – 1 hour, 40 minutes

  • Moncton, NB airport – 2 hours, 40 minutes

  • Bangor, Maine (USA) airport – about 3 hours with international land crossing

Upon arrival, it will be clear that your symposium will be hosted in a memorable venue within our Fundy Discovery Aquarium and the most unique surroundings on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. The Aquarium Galleries will also provide a special ambiance for nutrition breaks and lunch, provide break out session spaces throughout the facility, or offer an amazing backdrop for an evening reception or banquet ceremony (seated 72 attendees).

St. Andrews is home to many local accommodations throughout our vibrant tourism focused community, including the Algonquin Resort – a 233-room Marriott Autograph Collection hotel.


We are also excited to host your symposium participants, even if your meeting convenes at another location within St. Andrews, for an evening reception or banquet ceremony as a special event within the Fundy Discovery Aquarium to add a memorable experience for your guests. Don’t forget to include a large group activity for your registrants or as part of your spouse activity programme.


Ensure your symposium participants have a truly unforgettable meeting by adding a special educational experience, which might include:


  • Interpretation – Huntsman naturalists and interpreters will be available to engage your participants 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 timed with your breaks or lunchtime).


  • Seal Mascot Interactions – Our seal mascot will make a special appearance to interact with your guests and provide fantastic photo opportunities (Program Length: Two 30-minute appearances possible timed with your breaks or lunchtime).


  • Into the Bay of Fundy – Enhance your symposium with this great opportunity to allow your participants 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 or Interpreter (Program Length: Up to 2 hours timed with your breaks or lunchtime).

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