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Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 311993
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10:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Underwater walkthrough

Family outing to the Oceanarium.. we loved it !! and if you love animals then you will love it too. A good variety of sea-life on show - sharks, sea turtle, jelly fish etc. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of different marine life and now a penguin room. Not to badly priced and once in you in you can go back as many times as you like that day

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty small, quite expensive for what it was. Staff knowledgeable. Spent only 2 hours as it was seen pretty quickly.

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

An enjoyable day out with my partner. Plenty of fish to see, turtle feedings daily. Overhead shark tank walkway is great fun. I believe they now have otters. If you live in Dorset and show proof I'm sure you can get discount.

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Thank Laurenzo5847
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as it was a birthday treat. You wont need long here as there is not an awful lot to see. The biggest tank is the one with the small sharks and Friday the turtle oh and a few eels. Just an hour of your time would suffice. Im glad I went as I fell in love with... More 

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Mere, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great place to visit ,will go again soon with grandchildren and friends ,had the perfect day out with hubby

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

This is a wonderful family experience. Good value for money, especially as you can go out and return as much as you like during the day. It's small enough to be intimate and manageable, yet large enough to provide plenty of interest. Our seven year old daughter was totally charmed and excited, and - frankly - so were we. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Family outing to the Oceanarium.. we loved it !! and if you love animals then you will love it too. A good variety of sea-life on show - sharks, sea turtle, jelly fish etc. The giant sea Turtle is amazing !! The best part of all is the underwater walkthrough where sea turtles, black tipped sharks and lots of other... More 

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Thank Mark T
Wallingford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here because the weather was not the best for a beech visit. It was quite expensive although cheaper if you book a couple of days in advance. The exhibits are quite interesting and staff very knowledgeable. However it seems that generally in the UK the aquariums are a bit on the small side compared to a couple... More 

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Hampshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family outing for daughters 20th birthday. Spent two hours watching otters, penguins and huge sea turtles with a stop off at the cafe with a great view of the beach to finish off.

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Edgware, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Oceanarium yesterday and overall were really pleased. Animal lovers could easily spend a few hours here! Getting up close and personal with the turtles was the highlight. They are amazingly interesting creatures. Unfortunately although we were told on the way in that there was a turtle talk at 3pm, we were waiting in the wrong turtle area... More 

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