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Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
Phone Number: 44 1202 311993
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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I went as a single person and enjoyed the visit i think the cost was good but do check at your hotel mine had discount vouchers if brought at the hotel i didn't know this until i... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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leicester england
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leicester england
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I went as a single person and enjoyed the visit i think the cost was good but do check at your hotel mine had discount vouchers if brought at the hotel i didn't know this until i got back to my hotel .When the building works done it will be even better .The shop was very good if a bit... More 

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Dibden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

With a half price offer for those living in the region we made a day of it. Our two young boys (aged three and six) loved it, they were especially fascinated with the turtles, loved the shark feeding and so much more. The ticket lasts for a day so you can go in and out as much as you want... More 

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful outing. It is worth every penny, especially if you take your time looking at all the exhibits! I am thoroughly looking forward too the penguin area and open aviary coming soon! Cannot wait to go back :).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the oceanarium - the pushchair parking could have done with being a bit bigger but it was a really enjoyable couple of hours. Lots to look at - for those smaller people too who can't see very high up - the tunnel was great, lots to see and loved the huge turtles. The layout was... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Our family day out to the beach ended perfectly with a impulsive visit to the oceanarium. A lovely little place with viewing windows at all heights perfect for the kids and adults alike we missed all the feeding times as this wasnt a planned trip but still saw plenty our favourite by far were the turtles. Well worth a visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited on bank holiday Monday and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the attractions. Each area was well laid out with interesting decor and a good choice of sea life. Having no children (only a fiancé who is a big kid himself!) we found ourselves moving through the attraction at a quicker pace than others! Everything at the... More 

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have been here a few times in the past and it is always good but try to avoid busy times as it can get a little crowded which spoils it a little

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We came to see the otters feeding, but also thoroughly enjoyed going under the shark and turtle tanks. Bob the Pig Nosed Turtle was very cute.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

lots of good views of sea life on view ...... excellent presentation ........ shame the otters were asleep when we visited but that didn't deter from the experience ........ we did feel for the turtles swimming around a small tank all day every day when they really need an ocean to live in ...... they looked sad ...."if turtles can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great for a family outing. Friendly staff and amazing things to see. loved the underwater viewing tunnel. Disgustingly dirty toilets in the cafe though!

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