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Oceanarium

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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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overpriced

It's been a while since we visited the oceanarium, it was so much better before the renovation and... read more

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chiesa_italy
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Photobombed by a turtle

We came here last year and had the best trip. My son who has autism is obsessed with turtles, so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lilypad1971
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“feeding times” (155 reviews)
“sea life” (137 reviews)
“giant turtles” (53 reviews)
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 1202 311993
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"feeding times"
in 155 reviews
"sea life"
in 137 reviews
"giant turtles"
in 53 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 44 reviews
"penguin enclosure"
in 37 reviews
"main tank"
in 31 reviews
"rainy day"
in 116 reviews
"gift shop"
in 70 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 87 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 107 reviews
"few hours"
in 65 reviews
"family ticket"
in 25 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 29 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 35 reviews
"sea front"
in 27 reviews
"otters"
in 415 reviews
"animals"
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Reviewed yesterday

It's been a while since we visited the oceanarium, it was so much better before the renovation and addition of the penguins. Anyway we arrived and asked for two child annual passes only to be told that they weren't issuing them today?? what?? I don't...More

Thank chiesa_italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here last year and had the best trip. My son who has autism is obsessed with turtles, so imagine his delight when he and his sister were sat trying to get a photo with a turtle in background and it then came over...More

Thank lilypad1971
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Over priced and the play area was filthy and looked run down & disgusting! Didn’t want my kids touching it!!! Loved turtles though, Filled a gap when it started to rain.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable couple of hours. Situated by Bournemouth pier I think it is a bit pricey especially for a adult if on their own. Worth a visit if only to say hello to the sea life

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have kids its a interesting place to show them and even for adults its a change of a work day. A few different species and walk under the oceanarium and see the sharks and fishes on top our head its fun. Very happy...More

Thank Elisabete V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

2 adults and child £23 booked online on same day My one year old loved it Spent 1.5 hours , could do longer but got very busy Annoying having to go in lift to buggy park , was a bit manic Lots to see ....More

Thank ljackman245a
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The oceanarium is enjoyable for a few hours visit. It is unlikely that you would be able to spend much longer than 2 hours here. The information is interesting and well written to all you to have just a small amount of information or reading...More

Thank Jamie F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family had a very special visit here and just loved every minute of about 3 hours! There's so much to see, learn about and get gooey over the cute penguins!! I used a wheelchair and sticks and there was easy access, a decent sized...More

Thank Marion T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love it here, come every year, especially love watching the otter feeds! Penguins are fun to watch, and the Great Barrier Reef tunnel is great.

Thank Jorja T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We attended with family including 19 month old boy. Our daughter helped to pre book tickets and by using Tesco vouchers saved huge amounts. 2 of us were free and the rest just a few pounds. I am never keen on this type of attraction,...More

Thank barrysanders136
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Maria K
June 18, 2018|
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Response from HAPPYASH | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is . & days a week between April and September.
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seniorhorace
April 7, 2018|
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Response from JJBonzo | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Like someone said things could be tight if it's busy
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Pete R
December 30, 2017|
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It is a family attraction, corporate run business, Below is some details from the website. After 50 years in the sector, we now operate a well-diversified portfolio of 61 different assets (attraction parks, animal parks... More
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