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To be honest we only decided to go into the Oceanarium to escape the rain, but were so glad we did... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Worth a visit just a bit over priced

Went to this location today with my partner and 2 year old. Paid £25 for two adults. Under 3 are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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...more
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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Reviewed 2 days ago

To be honest we only decided to go into the Oceanarium to escape the rain, but were so glad we did. Absolutely loved the whole experience from watching the penguins being fed to going under the glass tunnel watching the sharks. Although the place was...More

Thank kmw1959
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very friendly staff . Lovely caffe it has penguins fish turtles and so many more . I love sea life would recommend for kids birthdays . Cheap and fun with a great gift shop

Thank ljturner29
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to this location today with my partner and 2 year old. Paid £25 for two adults. Under 3 are free. You can get a discount if book on the web. Wheel chair and buggy friendly and there is a large shark and turtle tank...More

Thank Madjical
Reviewed 6 days ago

I called into this attraction as I had a short while to spare before the start of a conference. It proved to be a pleasing distraction and it has a good cafe by the shore

Thank Harold B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wasn't too expensive to get in, quite a lot to see, loved the penguins enclosure....they were being fed when we got there, and there are some birds flying around inside there with them.....and i loved the open roof for them...great feature.

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the oceanarium for the second time with a year in between and managed to get to see the otters this time ☺️, there are also sharks, turtles, jelly fish, penguins 🐧and more, along with a cafe, a shop, a small play area etc....More

Thank wonderqirls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today my wife and I visited the oceanarium at Bournemouth seafront, I have to admit it was much better than expected as we had walked past a couple of times and it seemed quite small and assumed we would be out in ten minutes! ,...More

Thank 59Russell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium prior to our regular bournemouth beer festival visit. I was looking forward to seeing what the aquarium had changed since my last visit, Actually not much, the only things I photographed were the terns who were in with the penguins. The...More

Thank Chas7704
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time we have been there. Although we got concessions I think it is too expensive for most people to get in. The only thing that disappointed me was that there were not enough sharks. Apart from that we both enjoyed it.

Thank GloriaW1007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It really needs updating, a lot of it looked tired. In fact it doesn't look like much has changed since I 1st went there 20+ years ago. Not cheap to get into either.

Thank tillygosling
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September 11, 2018|
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Response from Madjical | Reviewed this property |
Opposite the Bournemouth International Centre. £1 an hour cash only £5 all day
September 11, 2018|
Response from Jo H | Reviewed this property |
Nowhere cheap in Bournemouth....but lots of choice!!
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.