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Oceanarium

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Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1202 311993
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10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Oceanarium is the perfect all weather attraction - discover the...

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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Very enjoyable visit

Had a very enjoyable morning with my grandson. Loved looking at the giant turtles & sharks.Penguins were a great hit. All the fish etc looked healthy & well. Very clean... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Liane S
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BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thought that we would have spent longer here but probably spent and hour. Family ticket 2 adult 2 children 29.00. not too bad. there is a restaurant and a great gift shop. could do with a bit of sprucing up maybe,

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

very very expencive charged the kids 12 pounds something because they had no student cards they were not impressed

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BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a very enjoyable morning with my grandson. Loved looking at the giant turtles & sharks.Penguins were a great hit. All the fish etc looked healthy & well. Very clean everywhere. Good value when you pre-book online.

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Thank Liane S
London, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very disappointing. This place is not worth the price you pay in. It’s smelly, it’s sad to see so many fish in the tanks. I came away feeling like I’d love to release them all into the ocean

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Thank MrsGiroud
London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic varierty of creatures with activities for young children and outstanding value when you pre-book online.

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Thank Ali A
Woking, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth the visit, tickets bought online cheaper than on the door. Can go in as many times as you like on the same day. Lovely clean and well cared for. Interested a 14 and 9 year old for at least 1 1/2 hours. Lots of interesting information and animal/aquatics feeding times throughout the day

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Thank wendyivory
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The first thing we look for whenever we visit an attraction with animals, is the wellbeing of its animals. In this respect the Oceanarium is very good, I saw no evidence of stressed animals, even a White Tip shark with a deformed and twisted spine (probably a congenital condition) was active and feeding actively. Other displays were well maintained, but... More 

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Thank Toby W
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the turtles! Although it's a lovely place to go, it doesn't take long to go round at all! It took us about half an hour to get round and that was with taking pictures and spending about 15 minutes watching the turtles! Maybe a bit over priced for what there is.

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Thank hannahpaigebrown
Ruislip, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the price i expected a few fish and was really surprised! This place is really good! Spend a couple of hours there- well worh it!

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Thank Nick F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place we come back over and over again, great variety of animals, they do live feeds throughout the day accessible for buggies and wheelchairs, the cafe is good okay priced, and the best thing is you can go out and come back in all day long

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Thank Stacey D

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