Science East, housed in the former York County Jail, inspires interest in science, technology, engineering, and math through 150 exhibits and hands-on activities that kick start imaginations of all ages. Inside a building built with solid granite blocks, parents and kids step in front of a virtual wall to take turns interacting with a simulated ball before testing the limits of their peripheral vision at a reaction timer similar to those used during Formula 1–driver training. Hands guide a laser beam as it paints patterns across a disk, eyes peer into the faces and souls of exotic frogs and sticks tap across pipes to string notes into mellifluous melodies. Meanwhile, families venture down to the basement and enter jail cells lined with heavy barred doors that were used for 154 years to enclose prisoners. Visitors explore jail artifacts, learn about DNA at a forensic science exhibit and study displays highlighting the crimes of the prison's most notorious inmates. Meanwhile, fledgling scientists can stock up on essential equipment at the gift shop.
Going on more than 60 years, Fundy Restaurant's culinary maestros continue to perfect their scallop, fish, and lobster dishes with ingredients supplied by local fishermen and produce dealers. Live lobsters put on their best bibs hoping to be chosen from a tank before taking their places at tables alongside 6-ounce rib-eye steaks and a variety of pastas. Outdoors, the two-tier outdoor balcony hosts stunning views of the Bay of Fundy as meals come out, or diners can gather in one of Fundy's four indoor dining areas such as the 80-foot glass solarium, which affords panoramic views of the boardwalk below.
On that very boardwalk, directly beneath and behind Fundy, patrons of Dockside Restaurant & Bar stuff their mouths with seafood munchies and lunchtime fare. Throughout their courses diners luxuriate on the restaurant's casual outdoor patio right on the bay. Guests can share plates or drinks after jaunts through the Fundy Complex, and a nearby dock and floating slip accommodate customers travelling by yacht or rental shark with up to five hours of docking time before tides change.