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Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+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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Great way to spend an afternoon

This is a great Oceanarium in a beautiful location. The staff are knowledgeable and seem to genuinely love what they do. There's plenty to see as well as lots of feeding times... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kevin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here recently with a friend and it's so good! Definitely worth the money - think it's around 10 quid. Spent around 3.5 hours here. Saw penguins, giant turtles, sharks and a lot more. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Sean L
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here in Dec using Tesco vouchers £10.50 concessions entry. We took a note of the feeding times and went to see the sharks being feed, the young girl was just tapping a stick with a fish stuck on the end of course she is not responsible if the sharks are not interested, but she never opened her mouth even... More 

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Thank gilly122
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

place is closed to the beach.very easy location to find .their glass tunnel is amazing you can watch the sharks .also you can feed the fish at ceartain times.also nice for aducate for kids about sea world

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Thank adamos1996
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great Oceanarium in a beautiful location. The staff are knowledgeable and seem to genuinely love what they do. There's plenty to see as well as lots of feeding times. We'll worth the money and revisiting a few times as it is constantly expanding and changing. The shark tunnel is especially impressive.

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Thank Kevin S
Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

took my grandchildren to the Oceanarium have been a few times before,we had a great time very good experience for the children

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Thank 175lora
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a family visit: me in a powerchair, my husband, mum and 2 year old son. It was a busy Sunday but it was still very easy to get around and we were able to get up close and personal with so many fish, penguins, turtles ... wow!! My son was completely rapt the whole time. This was his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I was a Billionaire I'd have a replica of this place built in my Garden! This place is my kind of thing! You and your family will not be disappointed, if you like aquariums you will want to stay forever.

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Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this review

Hi Nigel P, Thank you very much for your lovely response; we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again very soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this place a good few times over the past few years and will continue to visit. It's always a great experience and very good for children.

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Thank ChrisFJackson
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this review

Hi ChrisFJackson, Thank you for rating us as 5* - we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the oceanarium in Bournemouth. It's always such a joy to visit. It has a wide variety of sealife and the staff are always helpful.

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Thank ltull
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this review

Hi Itull, Thank you very much for your response. We really value our visitor's feedback so it's fantastic to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 2 year Grand Son who was overjoyed at his 3rd visit. An interesting,educational and well presented establishment. We learnt a lot from the well explained notices. Unfortunately we missed the feeding times and did not have much time to spend.Ideally a minimum of few hours is a good period. One can, however, exit and return during the... More 

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Thank saleemrangoon
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this review

Hi saleemrangoon, Thank you very much for your response; we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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