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Oceanarium

Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
44 1202 311993
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Ranked #14 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went here with my niece, you pay once and can return during the day. as a regular vistor she showed me around. we laft walked around the sea front and went back to feed the turtles, she was delighted. we visited during the week term time, so we had lots of time and space to look around, and it wasn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We recently visited here with our young daughter and she loved it as did we. Friendly helpful staff beautiful healthy fish and turtles etc. Would highly recommend

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth visiting great for kids and big kids like us LOL - watching the sharks being fed was fab xx

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great way to spend some time with family and friends. Not too big and not too small, but still very educational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

We always have to include a visit to an aquarium on our summer holidays. Despite being small this is a really good little attraction. Can be a little cramped at busy times.....but then so can anywhere. Lots of different species to see in variety of pools, tanks and exhibitions. Sharks, conger eels and turtles were a big hit with our... More

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

very nice and for a family a good place to spend some time if you like to see amazing species . after a good lunch , and plenty of restaurants nearby , the place to go.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have visited here twice with my family (kids are under 12) and both times have found this to be small and a quick visit compared with other Oceanariums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had the best day out here with my family. The New Deep Sea Abyss additional Marine life was simply amazing to see! Must see tghis place.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Always book on line for this attraction if possible and the earlier the better to save more. This place has everything the kids could want as you feel that you can touch the fish with only a sheet of glass separating you from them. Best bit is walking through a tunnel of fish just as if under the sea. Try... More

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Before you go, or even outside the door, book online and save £3 per adult before you start... Already reasonable but this makes it even better value. Plus, you can come and go throughout the day to see the different feeding times, with commentary and q and a's, with free readmission all day. The exhibits are well laid out in... More

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