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Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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Nice place to take anyone for an enjoyable part of the day!

It maybe small compared to other Oceanariums, but it certainly doesn't fail to deliver and packs a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert K
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyable, however overpriced

The Oceanarium is a really lovely place to go, it is well maintained and has an array of animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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The Oceanarium is the perfect all weather attraction - discover the mysterious beauty of our watery world in a spectacular underwater journey. From stunning sharks, curious rare green sea turtles and brightly coloured clownfish, to menacing piranhas, venomous lionfish and the weirdly wonderful octopus – they are all waiting to be discovered!Experience the world's first virtual Interactive Dive Cage and take a magnificent adventure without getting wet.... Then discover the interactive Global Meltdown to unveil the potential effects of climate change. Be enchanted by two very cute Oriental small clawed otters, watch them swim, splash, feed and play in their exotic, naturally themed oasis.Open daily from 10am. Closing times vary throughout the year – please check before visiting. Closed Christmas Day. Tickets valid all day with nine daily feeding presentations.Book tickets online to make great savings.
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  • Poor6%
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Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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Reviewed yesterday

It maybe small compared to other Oceanariums, but it certainly doesn't fail to deliver and packs a nice punch. It really is a nice place to see the wildlife like the Penguins, Turtles, Reptiles & Fish. If you haven't been to one before, its well...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed yesterday

The Oceanarium is a really lovely place to go, it is well maintained and has an array of animals. It really has been maximised for the small area they have. It is overpriced however, unfortunately this is a must to maintain the upkeep, so although...More

Thank Tclapham
Reviewed yesterday

Rather small in size, not very impressive however nice and still interesting place to go. Perfect for kids as a lot of small attractions inside. One time experience, but still worth visiting.

Thank Justyna S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every time we come to Bournemouth we always make time for this place. To have a more relaxing time and so we can take our time looking and taking photos we always try to come during school term. This be first time we came in...More

Thank Emzthelil1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited during half term on a rainy day. Luckily we had paid with Tesco vouchers or I think I would have been disappointed if I had paid £25 to get in! The place is amazing. My 4 year old was so interested in everything...More

Thank nikkikay1984
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a lovely oceanariums but only spent an hour here for the price, but you can go back in again later in the day if you wanted too. Was very nice and would recommend.

Thank Kiera L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on the wettest day of half term and everyone else had the same plan. It is a small aquarium anyway and they didn’t seem to be restricting the people going in. To make matters worse there were a lot of buggies (some double)...More

Thank Unicorn72
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Could cater more for disabled people to be able to view exhibits. Lift is a bit small. And cafe could be a little bigger

Thank summerellheidi
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Oceanarium is not just about fish. There are penguins, otters, turtles and even an iguana to find. The exhibits are arranged in different areas, representing environments in the world. There are plenty of interactive exhibits and details associated with the animals. Feeding takes place...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited during a wet morning. Everyone else had the same idea! Very busy. Some exhibits closed. Pricey for what was there!

Thank Graham-Wells
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Pete R
30 December 2017|
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Response from JHK449 | Reviewed this property |
It is a family attraction, corporate run business, Below is some details from the website. After 50 years in the sector, we now operate a well-diversified portfolio of 61 different assets (attraction parks, animal parks... More
Sam C
17 October 2017|
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Response from wonderqirls | Reviewed this property |
Best contact them on the website, as dates vary, also book online as discounts are better for planned trips ☺️ have fun! Tesco vouchers are valid for 6 months after exchanging.
George H
30 August 2017|
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Response from Oceanarium | Property representative |
Hi George, thank you for your question. Carrie and Etta our Loggerhead Turtles that are in our Great Barrier Reef Display are both 6 years old. We hope that you enjoyed visiting us!