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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 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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Wasn't expecting much as it looks quite small from the outside but it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Good displays and the sea creatures looked well cared for.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Kingsteignton
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We visited last weekend and absolutely loved the place. The admission fee was very reasonable although I later found out that if I had booked online in advance, it would have been even cheaper. All of the tanks looked very clean and they were all very clearly labelled. Great selection of marine life in the tanks but I especially loved... More 

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Carterton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whilst it's a great place to visit and the kids loved it, for the cost of it there could do with being a bit more to it, took all of 20 mins to walk around

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was an ok visit- thought it was over priced for what it was. Seemed to get around in 45 minutes and that was at a snails pace.

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Bournemouth
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

It's a very good small sea life / oceanarium. It can get pretty crowded above the main tank on the walkway, especially around critter demonstrations. Excellent for all the family.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Wasn't expecting much as it looks quite small from the outside but it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Good displays and the sea creatures looked well cared for.

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Bournemouth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This attraction has been completely refurbished with many new attractions I believe with sharks and many new fish in natural surroundings

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was my third trip to the Oceanarium, and it's absolutely wonderful. I have seen the otters, turtles & sharks being fed which was great. Will be returning in Summer 2015 to see the penguins!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Pro’s Interesting Some information Good attraction Con’s Very short VERY VERY EXPENSIVE for what how short it is – we finished within 20 minutes (and read all of the information and walked faily slowly) and £25.00 for 20 mins to me is just not worth it. It’s the only attraction Bournemouth has to offer – they really should extend the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely little aquarium and not expensive. They have a wide range of fish including sharks. Beautiful turtles,sea horses,otters will vme back as soon as the Penguins arrive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This is a really good place to visit. It was well worth the money even though it is a small place it has many different things that you can see from sharks to small fish to large fish. They are expanding so they can have penguins so I will be returning when it is! Well worth would recommend to anyone!!!

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