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Suncor Energy Fluvarium

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Address: 5 Nagle's Pl, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 2Z2, Canada
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+1 709-754-3474
09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:30

See it here. Experience it. Explore the secret life of a river and the...

See it here. Experience it. Explore the secret life of a river and the watershed and ecosystems of which it is part. Discover how water shapes our land, our city, our history, our lives.Recognize that water is a finite resource that is essential for life!Two exhibit levels to explore and experience.The Fluvarium level or our ‘windows on a stream’ area has a speculator panoramic view through nine large viewing windows. See Brown trout and salmon living in their natural habitat. Walk along a series of natural water aquariums that showcase fish species usually found in Newfoundland Labrador. View Atlantic salmon and Arctic char. See the amphibians indigenous to the province. Explore the many facets of water – all on Level 2. See a model of a water molecule. Learn why earth is called the Blue Planet. Possibly see fish move up the fish ladder. View the fascinating life of tiny things found in water. Discover the techniques of water quality monitoring. Learn how humans interact with water. See it here. Experience it. Explore.

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We must have visited 20 different aquariums around the world as we like aquatic life and yet we were pleasantly surprised by the Fluvarium . It is small and simple but what makes... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Montreal, Canada
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St. John's, Canada
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter has been attending the Fluvarium Supper Camps for more years than I can remember and has absolutely loved the experience. This year she is even hoping to apply to be a Junior Counselor! Denise and her staff do a great job of engaging the kids and teaching them the importance of conservation.

Thank mjhtvchick
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

There's a small interpretive display upstairs, and an amazing glass wall view into an active river system with lots of fish in the basement that is worth the trip. There are also a few smaller indoor tanks with some local river creatures living in them. It's a great visit and not too expensive, if you have an hour to spend.

Thank Fred M
Thornbury, Canada
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190 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Built beside and beneath a small river, you can get a fish-eye view of the residents of a creek, especially the brown trout, and learn about this ecosystem. There is also a large pond with pleasant walking trails.

Thank Nigel G
Montreal, Canada
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1,431 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

We must have visited 20 different aquariums around the world as we like aquatic life and yet we were pleasantly surprised by the Fluvarium . It is small and simple but what makes it unique is that what you see is the bottom of a river that flows alongside the building . We were fortunate enough to be there at... More 

Thank belleretraite
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, I can not say how impressed I was to have attended a wedding here, not what I had expected at all. The whole venue was fantastic from start to finish. The setting was amazing, the room was perfect. The food and service was top notch. While I had heard about the food, I had not had the chance to... More 

Thank John K
Brooklyn, NY
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Primarily a window into the river where you can see wild fish, but all the staff were very enthusiastic about explaining everything.

Thank eminbk
Halifax, Canada
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A sweet nature centre, small and quaint and worth the visit if you include the surrounding nature park. Worth a stroll with kids or a run... super quaint. It was neat to see the trout under the river and I think young kids would love the frogs and small aquariums set up there. It's not large, nor is it filled... More 

Thank gulfislandsgirl
Wiarton, Canada
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

This was right across from the RV park I was staying in and was a great destination on a rainy day. The staff were very knowledgeable and since there weren't too many people there I had one of them almost all to myself. Arrived just a feeding time and that was great. To be down under a river and see... More 

Thank David L
Waterloo, Canada
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137 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The exhibits are geared to kids 5-10. Less stuff to keep parents occupied. The view of the local stream is what is intriguing, but we were there are the wrong time of year for the fish. Its a good rainy day activity.

Thank snowomyn
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I went there on a Saturday afternoon and it was a really nice visit. They have a small tour on the different sea creatures that they have there and also do a feeding to the fish there which was cool to see. There is also a walk around small exhibition/tour you could do and it is just nice to see... More 

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