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Visitor Information

The Fundy Discovery Aquarium is located at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and perfectly positioned to access one of the world’s most biologically productive ecosystems. Our tides are the highest in the world, shifting every six hours to transform the landscape all around us, and exposing the intertidal life for us to explore.

Huntsman welcomes nearly 40,000 guests each and every year. Many explorers are day trippers looking to get away from their busy city life while others are vacationers to our beautiful seaside resort community of Saint Andrews by-the-Sea. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium greets most of our guests during the warm summer season but our facility also hosts family and adult activities all year round as we play an integral role within our active community.
Location
Fundy Discovery Aquarium is located at 1 Lower Campus Road, Saint Andrews, NB E5B 2L7 and just a few minutes drive from downtown St. Andrews. Turn off of Highway 127, coming from St. Stephen/Fredericton, onto Marine Science Drive then drive straight, part way down a hill and turn right onto Lower Campus Road (just prior to the gates for entry to the Fisheries & Oceans Canada St. Andrews Biological Station).

Free parking is provided while you visit the Fundy Discovery Aquarium within our own ample parking lot.
Admissions
General admission provides access to Fundy Discovery Aquarium galleries and exhibits, Crabtree Seal Habitat, Dunn Theatre, and outdoor spaces, including beautiful grounds, play area and beach access when our tides allow.

Tickets may be purchased online in advance of your visit or upon entry to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium.


2024 Summer Season Admission Rates:
Adult
$18 +HST (& online booking fees)
 
Senior/Student (Ages 65+ or Student ID)
$16 +HST (& online booking fees)
 
Child (Ages 4 – 17)
$13 +HST (& online booking fees)
 
Infant (Ages 0 – 3)
FREE
 
Family (2 adults and 2 or 3 children)
$50 +HST (& online booking fees)
 
2024 Private Guided Tour Admission Rates:
  • Private tours may be booked year round for $25 per person (+ HST) based on staff availability by calling 506-529-1200.
  • Private Guided Tours last for about 1 hr and includes an all-day pass to explore on your own during our regular open hours or limited self-exploration time during our closed season.
  • Minimum tour participation is 5 guests or charged $125 +HST.
  • Private Guided Tours are tailored to the age and/or interest level of the participants.

2024 Group Discount:

Groups of 20 or more individuals for regular visitation or private guided tours will receive 10% discount off their admission to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium.
Huntsman Members: FREE
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Location
Admissions
Hours
Hours
Summer Open Season 

Open: 7 days per week from May 18, 2024 – October 14, 2024 (Thanksgiving Monday) from 10 am – 5 pm


For planning purposes, our regular hours for general visitation in 2024 will be 7 days per week (Monday through Sunday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, including holidays.


Fall & Winter Seasons
 
Closed for regular visitation from October 15, 2024 – mid May 2025


However, Private Guided Tours are possible to arrange by calling 506-529-1200 (minimum of 5 people or $125 +HST).

Please view our calendar of events on FaceBook for these months
Family Fun
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Family Fun Activities
The Fundy Discovery Aquarium is proud to be the OFFICIAL SPONSOR of FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES in St. Andrews by-the-Sea in 2024 as we celebrate 55 years of excellence with our biggest summer yet – beginning with our Opening Weekend Party on May 18!
 
Mark your calendar from our complete list of themes below as you plan to explore St. Andrews. Purchase an Individual ($40 +HST&fees) or Family Membership ($100 +HST&fees) so you can enter the Fundy Discovery Aquarium every day this summer and enjoy all activities for FREE!
 
Every week will have a new theme with independent activities Monday – Friday during the week (e.g., colouring sheets, photo stand) while the majority of events will be typically focused on Saturdays, including a mix of guided activities, face painting, games, special guests, children giveaways and more – along with several Twoonie Dog BBQs to keep your family well fed (weather permitting & while supplies last). 
 
Follow our Facebook page to see weekly activity details that will be posted at the beginning of each week!

 
May 18 – Opening Weekend Party
May 20-26 – Biodiversity Days
May 27 – June 2 – Fish NB Days
June 3-9 – World Ocean Day Celebration
June 10-16 – Totally Turtles
June 17-23 – Seashell-ebration
June 24-30 – Snorkel’s Snazzy Birthday Celebration
July 1-7 – Gull About Seabirds
July 8-14 – Jaw-some Sharks
July 15-21 – Ship to Shore Fundy Shipwrecks
July 22-28 – Nature Conservation Days
July 29-August 4 – Make a Splash of Colour
August 5-11 – Fundy Pirate Fest
August 12-18 – Geocache Bash
August 19-25 – Huntsman Marine Days
August 26-September 1 – Sand-sational Beach Days
September 2-8 – Fundy Whale Fest
September 9-15 – All Things Chocolate
September 16-22 – Coastal Clean Up Days
September 23-29 – Clawsome Lobsters
September 30-October 6 – Salmon-chanted Day
October 7-13 – Can you dig it?
Creatures
Hop-on Hop-off Bus
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New in Summer 2024, Huntsman Marine is partnering with Kingsbrae Garden, Algonquin Resort, Kiwanis Oceanfront Camping, downtown Business Improvement Association and the Town of St Andrews to offer a FREE Hop-on Hop-off bus service. The bus will make 7 stops during its 45-minute loop of the community on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons during the months of July and August 2024.

Schedule/Neaby Attractions/Locations

Creature Features

We are excited to offer a series of Creature Feature Talks throughout the summer at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium! These interactive encounters give visitors an opportunity to meet and ask questions with our animal husbandry teammates, and possibly see a live feeding!

Creature Feature talks are scheduled to occur every day of the week from June 24 – August 30, 2024.

Note that specific times and topics are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Mondays

10:00 am - Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

10:30 am - Atlantic salmon: Special Creature Feature in the downstairs Gallery 3

11:00 am - Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


4:00 pm - Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


Tuesdays

10:00 am - Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

10:30 am - Sea Horses: Special Creature Feature in the downstairs Gallery 3

11:00 am - Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)
 
4:00 pm - Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)

Wednesdays

10:00 am – Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

10:30 am – Whale Talk to discuss Delilah the North Atlantic right whale model and other species in the Bay of Fundy

11:00 am – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


4:00 pm – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)

Thursdays

10:00 am – Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

10:30 am – Skates: Special Creature Feature in the upstairs Flemer Gallery

11:00 am – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


4:00 pm – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)

Fridays

10:00 am – Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

10:30 am – American lobsters: Special Creature Feature in the upstairs Flemer Gallery

11:00 am – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


4:00 pm – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)

Saturdays

10:00 am – Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

11:00 am – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


4:00 pm – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)

Sundays

10:00 am – Buddy the seal mascot is planning to open the Fundy Discovery Aquarium and greet you for the day!

11:00 am – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)


4:00 pm – Seal Talk to meet harbour and harp seals from the Crabtree Seal Habitat
(every day from May 18 – October 14, 2024)
FAQ
Frequently asked questions
Is the Fundy Discovery Aquarium pet-friendly? 

No, we are not pet-friendly.  Registered service animals are permitted in the Aquarium and on the Aquarium grounds.

What methods of payments are accepted at the Fundy Discovery Aquarium? 

The Aquarium and Eco-Market are cashless, debit or credit only (no American Express).  Book your admission online or at the admissions desk.

Is a visit to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium good in all weather?

Yes! A visit to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium is appropriate rain or shine, high or low tide, as all of our exhibits can be viewed from inside. Even seal talks can be viewed through large bay windows. In fact, damp or hot weather are fantastic in the Aquarium while you stay dry (maybe not hands or arms!) and air conditioned!

Lost and found

If you have lost or found an item during your visit to the Fundy Discovery Aquarium then check with the staff at the registration desk in the Anderson Gallery.

Nursing space

Please feel free to nurse anywhere you are comfortable, including the Dunn Science Theatre. Signage will indicate when this space is available for nursing purposes or guests may ask our knowledgeable staff for further information.

Change tables

Baby/toddler change tables are provided for guests to use in the designated female restroom on the upper floor and in the designated family restroom on the lower floor of the Fundy Discovery Aquarium.

Pack a picnic lunch

Picnic tables are available for use throughout the outdoor spaces of the Fundy Discovery Aquarium. Picnic area is not pet-friendly.

Bring Your camera!

Take plenty of pictures during your visit as you make life long memories immersed in the Bay of Fundy. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. Please note that tripods and stands are not permitted within the Fundy Discovery Aquarium as these may cause obstructions and possible injuries of your fellow guests. Flash photography and flashlights may also be restricted in certain areas as they may distress some animals.
 

Are you able to visit classrooms and other events?
 
Our Educators are always keen to bring the fascinating and wonderful animals that call the Bay of Fundy home directly to you! Possible options include specimens of marine organisms or our mobile touch tank so you can explore and learn in the classroom or for family days, fairs, festivals and more.
 
Contact us today to determine our availability, review the best option for you, and costing for Huntsman Marine to attend your special event.

 

Stay Connected After Your Visit!

Follow us on social media (FaceBook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter), become a Member, sign up to receive the Huntsman Marine Newsletter and plan to visit often.

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