SHIPPAGAN (GNB) – The New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan will open for its 38th season on June 21.

“Safety is top of mind as we prepare to open the aquarium,” said Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore. “I encourage New Brunswickers to take advantage of this unique summer to visit this must-see tourist attraction in Shippagan. Measures will be in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Remember to bring your community face mask for this unforgettable family experience.”

Visitors will be able to see the aquarium’s harbour seals, one of the facility’s major highlights. In addition, activities that aim to educate the public about the province’s aquatic environment will continue to be offered, including last year’s pop-up tank. Among the new attractions, an interactive fishing boat wheelhouse will offer visitors a chance to sit in the captain’s chair and see what it is like to steer a ship.

The facility will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The season runs until Sept. 26.

More information is available online.