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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 - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Good to kill an hour

Not been here in years. Was a little expensive I think for the size of the place. But they have otters, penguins, sharks and turtles so the things you do want to see. Staff seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say. The place is absolutely fan dabby dozy . I love it there so much I go at least once a month just to see the guys ( penguins ). Great family fun and educational. Please go people. You won't regret it.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The layout was a little confusing at times but just reverted back to the map :) Tanks where clean, animals looked happy; especially the oaters! Our 1 year old loved running round and looking at everything, especially the oaters being playful! Really good value, especially when using club card voucher exchange! It cost us £3.56 to get in, in the... More 

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Thank LaauraKath
Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been to an aquarium for many years and enjoyed the modern presentation. Marvellous turtles, sharks and penguins plus other remarkable underwater creatures.

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Thank bernb49
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entrance ticket is not cheap but well worth it. The exhibits are fascinating and all with information. The fish have room to move about not like some aquariums. The tunnel to walk through is fun and the new addition of the penguin pool is great. Try to get there at feeding time.

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really nice day !!! Not many to see but deff worth the money .. nice place and lovely sharks :)really good value for money . You also have a shop to buy gifts..we will come back .

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Thank Alexandra G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is fantastic but they only have one green sea turtle now 😔. There are new baby otters. Every time I visit there is always something new. The behaviour of the fish and turtles and other creatures changes regularly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an expensive place for a family as you'll only be in there for a little while! It's not very big. You can see everything in about an hour.

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Bury St Edmunds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited last week with my partner and baby boy. Lots to look at and its nice you can leave and go back later in the day. Our baby loved looking at all the fish, Otters and Penguins.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife loves Penguins so this was a must, great value and really interesting. Watched the Otters and Penguins being fed as well as a large variety of sea life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not been here in years. Was a little expensive I think for the size of the place. But they have otters, penguins, sharks and turtles so the things you do want to see. Staff seemed friendly and the people doing the talks and feeds seemed enthusiastic and happy to talk to people. Overall a good time :)

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