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“Fishy adventure”
Review of Oceanarium

Oceanarium
Ranked #20 of 78 things to do in Bournemouth
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I visited the Oceanarium as I have something similar at home which I enjoy visiting.
They have a good selection of fish, sharks and also a couple of large turtles.
Another thing I enjoyed about the Oceanarium was the Otters they have at the time I visited they had youngsters too which were fun too watch.

Thank Loubylou2381
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

the brochure did not do this place justice. It was very well maintained with freindly staff. It was great to see the world beneath the waves. A journey of learning at a very reasonable cost.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

a fantastic experience to see the water animals so close and nicely built also a shop to buy some souvenir

Thank thalesh
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I've lived in Bournemouth for a few years and never bothered to visit the Oceanarium.
To be honest I expected a few fish tanks in a big room ... or something like that.
It was a nice surprise to see how it all was done.
Of course you can't compare it with any of the huge & popular Oceanariums around the globe.
Hey, its got the tunnel where shark and turtles swim above you.
I can imagine that children love it.
Go and try for yourself. It could do with a bit of fresh paint here and there.

Thank TomThomasKD
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

pretty standard oceanarium. nothing like the one i been to in Dubai Mall. best thing is its close to the beach and other attractions in bournemouth

Thank Basheer S
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