Closed for the season and opening June 2018

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Go below the surface, gain a boatload of memories

Bring your school group

Foster ocean curiosity with a gift to the Mini Aquarium

Support the Aquarium

Unlimited access for $50!

Become a member

The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is a seasonal catch-and-release public aquarium located just 15 minutes outside the city of St. John’s Newfoundland.

We engage people of all ages through hands-on touch tank exhibits, live animal displays, one-on-one science interpretation, daily programs, school and group visits, and so much more!

Get your hands wet

Come to the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, located in the  picturesque community of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, to touch and feel all the amazing creatures that live just below the surface. Perfect for the young and young at heart – not even squidding!

Fostering curiosity of marine life

Get a personal hands-on learning experience with passionate staff. Touch tanks and thirty beautiful exhibits show off the creatures in an 800-square foot facility within a retired fish processing plant. 

Catch and Release

The best part about the Mini Aquarium is that we release the animals back to the ocean where they were collected.  Bid a fond farewell to our marine friends as you help us return the animals to the sea. It’s the perfect ending to another season of aquatic awesomeness!

Join us on 

Watch the 2014 release video and be sure to participate in this year’s event!

The modest building comes to life with the amazing creatures we display and the stories they tell of sustainability and coastal culture.

Ticket Information

Adults $8.00
Children $5.00
Family $20.00 
(2 adults and up to 3 children)
Senior $6.00
3 and under are free

(tax not included)

Visa, MasterCard, debit and cash accepted.

Pass valid all day.
Public washrooms available.
Average visit ranges between 40mins – 1.5hours

Hours & Calendar

Closed for the season and opening June 2018

Getting Here

35 Southside Rd. Petty Harbour, Newfoundland 

15 minutes south of St. John’s. 

GPS TIP: Be sure to add “Petty Harbour” .
There is a Southside Rd in St. John’s as well.

Watch for signs directing you to the Mini  Aquarium.

Directions & Parking

Season Pass

If you come twice, its paid for itself!

  • Family – $50.00 
  • Individual – $25.00

Plan Your Visit

Check out our 2017 Visitor Guide!

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