During my trip to New Brunswick, I had the chance to visit the Fundy National Aquarium. I have already visited aquariums before but the Fundy one stood out. It stood out because kids were really involved in the experience. They touched some of the aquatic animals, watched seahorses being fed and really got to interact with everything. I even saw one of the largest lobsters. Don’t worry, I did not eat it!
Interactive Fun at the Fundy Aquarium in New Brunswick
The seahorses are fed at 10.15 and 2.30 pm. The kids (and the adults) were impressed by this experience and I learned that these aqua animals doubled their size in few weeks! Imagine if our own kids grew that fast?
This 27 pound lobster is impressive. It was caught on July 1962. We also got the chance to see live lobster in the aquariums.
The aquarium features salmons from the Bay Of Fundy. We cannot fish these in the Bay as they are a preserved species. The guide mentioned that these salmons got in fights on a regular basis and they had to clean their aquariums often.
An interactive playground
While we were learning about the salmons from our guide, little ones were having fun playing in the kids area. They could touch some aqua creatures such as star fish and sea cucumber. I have never seen a sea cucumber before, nor touched it. Apparently some cultures eat it. It had the same shape as the regular cucumber but stickier.
The Touch Pool
It was my daughter’s favourite experience. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium has a pool on the first floor featuring all kinds of sea creatures. Everyone gets the chance to touch them. We touched star fish, a ray, and all kinds. My daughter was impressed by the ray and we we caught it talking to us. I don’t know what she was saying but it was adorable.
The rays were friendly and let the kids pet them. It was hard to get the kids out from the touch pool area. We even got to see a sting ray talking!
Have you ever seen a Ray talking? Here is your chance. I captured this at Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium few weeks ago. My daughter cannot stop watching it.
Posted by Our Family World on Monday, August 3, 2015
Seals of Bay of Fundy: feeding time
Seal feedings time are at 11 am and 4 pm. Although my daughter saw a seal before, she never got the chance to watch a seal being fed. The aquarium was featuring the Harbour Seals: the most common species locally. Did you know that males can reach 3.3 m!! Impressive.
Some information about the Fundy Discovery Aquarium
Address: 1 Lower Campus Road, St.Andrews, (506) 529-1200
Hours: Daily from 10 AM to 5 PM
Senior – $11.50
Children under 4yrs – FREE
The aquarium was one of my favourite activity during my New Brunswick visit. I learned about the marine life in the Bay Of Fundy. Most of all, kids learned about it and got the hands-on experience of touching the creatures. My daughter did not want to leave the aquarium.
Have you ever been to the Fundy Aquarium? What sea creature would you love to see?
This post is brought to you by SJ Consulting on behalf of Tourism New Brunswick. All opinions are mine.