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Oceanarium

Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
44 1202 311993
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Ranked #13 of 32 Attractions in Bournemouth
Type: Aquariums, Zoos
Owner description: The Oceanarium is the perfect all weather attraction - discover the mysterious beauty of our watery world in a spectacular underwater journey. From... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

A great way to spend an hour - educational and fun. Also with two children it was nice that the gift shop wasnt too expensive as is often the case with such places.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

An enjoyable way to fill in an hour or so, the staff are very knowledgable so the talks at feeding time are quite interesting, and theres a great little variety of marine animals to see. It has turtles and sharks and even a tunnel you can walk through while the sharks swim around you! At £10 entry for adults it's... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First time visit here and the kids loved it. Not sure why we haven't gone before as it's been in Bournemouth for years. Kept the kids entertained which was great for me. Would recommend for family's but only complaint would be its a bit expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is well worth a visit!! The differing sections are very well maintained, sized and stocked with differing types of fish, sea mammals. Our little baby loved the lights and we particularly liked the global warming (London Tube-line) exhibition, It is quite costly given the time you spend in the attraction it is good to know the cost maintains... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I haven't visited many of these places and feel this was a bit average compared to some others but the enthusiasm of the staff and the conservation issues more than make up for any lack of 'plushness' or hi-tech ....and the children were having a great time - so well done!

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southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Lovely to see so many different fish. If you go in the cafe, you can get a voucher for money off. Always handy. Very enjoyable,a lovely time. There is a "tunnel", where the water goes over, and the fish swim above. Great fun.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great location right on the beachfront. Not cheap to get in, so we used Tesco club-card vouchers, which made it extremely cheap for five to get in. The animal life on display is brilliant and fascinating. Laid out well. Would recommend you get to the otters early for the feeding and talk as it gets very busy. For the shark... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to see what the oceanarium was like although we did not have any children with us. We probably spent about an hour in there altogether. It was fun, even for us teenagers/adults/ There was a lot of interesting facts dotted about. The prices to get in were cheap - around £12 for both of us.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went when there was an offer for local residents to get discounted entry and we all had a lovely time. My baby who was 14 months old loved being able to look at the fish. We would definately go back. Just to mention that buggy's have to stay downstairs so you will need to make sure that you have... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

love this place, amazing creatures culminating with the beautiful shark tank and huge turtle, quite pricey though, but right on the beach front

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