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!
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
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.