Where everyone is an artist! Locally owned and operated since 2003, Clay Cafe is a paint-your-own pottery studio designed for all age groups; a relaxed, cafe-like atmosphere for people to enjoy painting on pottery. The studio has over 300 kinds of pottery to paint… plates, bowls, mugs, teapots, vases, and lots of cool designs for kids!
The studio offers a very bright and colourful environment for your creative experience, so you can spend quiet time alone, quality time with your family, or relaxing social time with friends. It is also the perfect spot for creative, fun filled birthday parties!
Dooly’s Queen Street
Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market
Recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is the City’s traditional Saturday morning (6am-1pm) gathering spot downtown for fresh and healthy foods, craft, creativity and conversation. With 200 indoor and outdoor local suppliers from along the Saint John River Heritage Corridor and across the Province, The Market (as it’s known here) is the place to discover seasonal products like fiddleheads and blueberries, ultra-fresh produce, including organics, meats & seafood, cakes & confections, breads, cheeses & homemade jams, fresh-squeezed juices & New Brunswick wines, artisan chocolates, specialty coffees & beans. Ethnic delicacies, from Chinese buns to Lebanese stuffed grape leaves and the City’s famous samosas, are also a big part of The Market tradition. A vibrant space with one-of-a-kind gifts, colourful and quirky, finds include pottery, jewelry, paintings, textiles and lawn sculptures. Breakfast is served up on site, either inside from the restaurant or outside in our Food Alley where it’s falafel sandwiches and buffalo burgers galore. The Food Alley can be found by entering at the Brunswick Street entrance point.
Fredericton Public Library
Fredericton Region Museum
The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. The areas of York and Sunbury counties have served as meeting places for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadians, and various other settlers for centuries.
With over 4,000 square feet of exhibit space, a dozen galleries, hundreds of objects on display, and exhibits changing every year, the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog, the world’s largest frog! He is the 42 pound wonder that lived in Killarney Lake, just north of Fredericton, over 100 years ago. The Museum is also home to one of the oldest known artefacts in New Brunswick, a Clovis Point!
The Fredericton Region Museum (formerly the York Sunbury Museum) was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society, Ltd. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from central New Brunswick. In 1959, the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.
The Society and Museum remain a non-profit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers, who do a wonderful job displaying our history. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits based on the history of Fredericton and surrounding areas, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical, “The Officers’ Quarters”.
Harvest Music Festival Headquarters
A Jazz, Blues, Jam & World music festival located in downtown Fredericton, NB. The Best International Festival Experience on Canada’s East Coast!
Fredericton comes alive for six days each September as hundreds of world class performers appear on dozens of stages, all conveniently located in Fredericton’s beautiful and historic downtown. Whether you want to dance all night at a spicy Cajun party, listen to the raw sounds of electric blues, sway to some smooth jazz or just get your funk on, you’ll find something to tempt every musical taste – all at a price that’s easy on the wallet.
Known internationally for presenting the best in established and up-and-coming talent, great musical memories and a touch of the unexpected.
New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is a sports museum located in the heart of downtown Fredericton. A visit to the Hall will allow visitors to experience New Brunswick’s rich sport history through guided tours, exhibits and artifacts. When you visit you will find many family-friendly activities that are fun for all ages. You can play your favourite game in our Sports Simulator, experience the amazing stories of our inducted members in our Virtual Locker Room and see the science behind it all in the Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre!
School Days Museum
The School Days Museum is alive and well and continues to grow and improve. Even though it is located in Fredericton, the School Day’s Museum is actually a provincial museum under the sponsorship of the New Brunswick Retired Teachers Association.
In the 25 years the Museum has existed it has amassed over 14,000 educational artifacts from schools of earlier years in New Brunswick: textbooks, resource materials, teaching aids, photos, students’ work, educational records and school furniture and fixtures.
Science East Science Centre
One of the most unique tourist attractions in Canada! New Brunswick’s science centre offers family fun and learning with a mix of hands-on and interactive exhibits exploring how the world works! During your visit, try our discovery stations offering daily live science demos by our staff, experiments or activities to experience together. Visitors can enjoy beautiful summer days in our huge outdoor science playground, the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada! Looking for the perfect memento to remember your visit? Shop in our gift boutique for awesome toys and games so children can continue to play, discover and learn at home.
Science East is located in a 179-year old former colonial-era jail. The jail was decommissioned in 1996. Explore this incredible history and discover the story of New Brunswick’s groundbreaking role in crime scene investigation (CSI) in Canada in our basement-level museum.
Science East offers science clubs, programs, worksho9ps and science demos for visiting schools, groups and tours. Overnight Science Sleepovers, birthday parties and camps during March Break and throughout summer are also available. The creative atmosphere of the science centre provides inspiring and well-equipped rental spaces with a full menu of technical equipment for meetings, team-building and special occasions. All bookings must be made in advance. Call to inquire.
Services and programs available in French and English. COVID-19 safety protocols in use.