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Oceanarium

Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
44 1202 311993
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Ranked #14 of 34 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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Honiton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A nice aquarium which I regularly visit. There is always lots to see at this aquarium and it conveys a strong message about the environmental threats facing the oceans and the planet as a whole. The main highlights of this aquarium are the green sea turtles, the crocodile and the otters.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We had a nice time spent at theOceanarium, with loads of different species who lives around the area, however there are species from all around the world.

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Staines, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

For my partners 40th birthday present i paid for the behind the scenes experience in September. The day was well planed out. Even though my partner knows a lot about sea life etc.. but was good doing hand on tasks. Feeding the fish etc. My 9 year old also helped. The staff were friendly and helpful. When we arrived at... More

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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I took my son here yesterday, as he was off school and we were looking for something to do. Don't bother folks, the smallest aquarium I have ever been in and I've been in a lot. Took 20 minutes if that and even the 'exciting' sharks were tiny. Not worth the money.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's not massive so comparisons to other aquariums in the UK or abroad are unfair. But within the space its well designed and laid out. The turtle exhibit is particularly good. Make sure you check online for discount deals!

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Bridgnorth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were very impressed with the Oceanarium. We visited with our 2.5 year old granddaughter who had a wonderful time. All the exhibits had platforms or lower viewing points so that she could see with out being lifted. You were not rushed and could spend as long as you liked at each exhibit.Though small compared with other centres it has... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A good attraction, as good as the Brighton sealife centre and at a reasonable price too, nice cafe as well. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Bournemouth

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I really loved this attraction it had lots of exhibits to touch and see. I even saw a turtle up close and meerkats were sweet. The cafe was quite pricy but a good attraction to visit.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Cheap tickets which can be used more than once during the day. A lot of animals to look at and fantastic gift shop and cafe.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We decided to visit this 'fish venue' as our last port of call before we traveled home today. Only expected to be in there about an hour. 3 hours later.... very, very good. Well worth a visit, take your time at each tank and let the fish come to you. Amazing. Well worth the entrance charge which was only £8.50... More

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