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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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One should visit the Oceanarium, feeding time is advertised and is most exciting seeing the different species feeding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One should visit the Oceanarium, feeding time is advertised and is most exciting seeing the different species feeding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Oceanarium is really amazing. There's a lot of information and all the staff that I saw where very enthusiastic about there job, giving tours and happy to help when you need an question answered. For people saying that's you can get through it in 1 hour are going too fast and not appreciating the sealife. I looked around in... More 

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Bournemouth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Having kept and bred tropical and marine fish some 40 years ago i was keen to impart some of my knowledge to my grandson, We were both disappointed with the Oceanarium the cost we both felt was far to high and the content was far to little I would NOT recommend it to anyone, they seem to have lost their... More 

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London
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoy the Bournemouth Oceanarium. It's smaller than other Sea-life centres, but they have lots to see and a wonderful tunnel under the sharks and turtles.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Overpriced. Small exhibits. Limited educational value for kids. No WOW factor. Not recommended for older kids or teens

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lovely place for all ages to visit. You can spend a few hours wondering around, lots to see and lots of information to read.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a look around the Oceanarium and was surprised how big it was inside compared to the size of the building from the outside well worth the entrance fee and a nice gift shop on the way out.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It is quite over priced for what you actually get to do and the kids get quite bored quite quickly - u there are much better things to do in Bournemouth with kids - even if it's just being on the beach with them!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Good way to spend half a day in Bournemouth. You can go through as many times as you like so if the weather had not improved we probably would have taken our kids around again in the afternoon. They both loves it.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My daughter who is autistic loves to watch the fish and she also loves zoos.she is 20 years old and has to have a wheelchair. On arrival at this aquarium we were told that there was no concessions for disabled or carer's. Never took my daughter to any sealife centre with no concessions. It was well overpriced for what it... More 

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Additional Information about Oceanarium

Address: Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
Phone Number: 44 1202 311993
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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