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Oceanarium

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
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Good exhibition loved the Otters

Chose the wrong time to visit as there were thousands of excited children spoiling the visit. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
E1469FVpaula
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Belvedere, United Kingdom
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Lots to see with good photo opportunities

Visited with my other half one cold morning while we were away in on a break, the tickets where... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
380joshe
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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“sea life”(147 reviews)
“giant turtles”(57 reviews)
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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...more
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came for Bournemouth pier and seen this... Great staff and alright prices for admission. Cafe is over proiced a little but it a good few hours we killed.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chose the wrong time to visit as there were thousands of excited children spoiling the visit. The variety of exhibits was very good and apart from the noise of the children and trying to avoid the numerous pushchairs and buggy’s it was a good visit....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank E1469FVpaula
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having visited many aquariums, including the world famous "London Aquarium" I can honestly say that this one is one of our favourites. Already in a great location, this offers a fantastic voyage into the deep and, as I said in my title, is one of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 692chrisj
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my other half one cold morning while we were away in on a break, the tickets where around £8 at a reduced rate due to being off season. Unfortunately the shark area was closed and being refurbished so we didn’t see any sharks...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 380joshe
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great venue helpful staff lovely little wonder round. Worth a visit. Saw the penguins which were awesome. Lots of hidden gems in corners iguana very majestic

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MariaBBrighton_UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were given a year pass for Christmas 2017 and visited through 2018. For the price of admission if you don't have a pass it just isn't worth it, they charge full price when half the place is shut for renovations. There's hardly anything to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gardenfairy2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small Oceanarium has some lovely child friendly areas. The Penquins are very friendly and feeding times are interesting. The otters seem to love visitors and again the feeding times are perfect for children. Food available and a shop as well as toilets with baby...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times being close to home. My eldest boy loves coming here, as he's really in marine life. Not the biggest but have good offers on, so priced well personally.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank S5329YZtonyg
Oceanarium, Marketing Co-ordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback about your visit to us in the summer. It is great to hear that your son enjoys visiting us and is interested in marine life. We hope that you can return to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I knew before booking our tickets that the barrier reef exhibit was closed and we wouldn’t see sharks or turtles but I hadn’t appreciated how much would be closed - I hadn’t appreciated the under-water tunnel was related to this or the smaller fish in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sharon B
Oceanarium, Marketing Co-ordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to us and we are sorry to read that you were disappointed. We have ensured that the message we have placed on our website and social media states that the Great Barrier Reef display,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We added a visit here as a last minute thought. Some refurbishments ongoing at the time of our visit so the sharks and turtles are away - the walk under the sea tunnel was out of action but still plenty to see. The feeding of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterjmay2015
Oceanarium, Marketing Co-ordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and that you enjoyed the penguin feeding We hope that you are able to return once our sharks have returned to their newly themed display!

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sallymaughan
20 February 2019|
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Response from 247bigr | Reviewed this property |
Yes - worth it. It’s not a massive place and you can go straight to the areas you’re interested in. My boys loved the penguins!
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62enida
13 February 2019|
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Response from Oceanarium | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! Checking our website for our online prices and recent offers is the best way to buy tickets!
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helentraveller1976
11 September 2018|
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Response from Madjical | Reviewed this property |
Opposite the Bournemouth International Centre. £1 an hour cash only £5 all day
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