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Oceanarium

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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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Great for adults and children

Brilliant but small centre with a variety of tropical fish. The highlight was the large turtle and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tony t
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London, United Kingdom
Good attraction

We visited with our 4 year old on a Monday. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Adam K
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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.
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“feeding times” (160 reviews)
“sea life” (139 reviews)
“giant turtles” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 1202 311993
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"worth a visit"
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"family ticket"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

Brilliant but small centre with a variety of tropical fish. The highlight was the large turtle and noisy penquins.

Thank tony t
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our 4 year old on a Monday. We would highly recommend this to anyone who is in the area. They have great selection of exhibits and kids love it.

Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing aquarium/oceanarium with a large amount of different fish, otter, penguins - very interesting.

Thank C3457SGkaren
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For a wonderful day out the oceanarium is the place for everyone not just sea creatures (penguins, turtles,sharks.) But an information filled tour telling you about the creatures, habitat and the effect global warming and pollution is having on their own environment.Reccommend to all

Thank ian p
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The animals at this aquarium were fascinating - definitely go to the turtle talk and penguin talk as they were very interesting! However, that is all the positives I can say about our visit. The enclosures are very small, understandably it is a small building,...More

Thank Megan18121
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently visited the oceanarium on a day trip to Bournemouth. As other people say it is small due to size of the building they are in. You get your hand stamped do you can come and go as you please. We got there early...More

Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Ocenarium today with Clubcard vouchers, I must say I would have been very disappointed if I had have paid to get in. There were some nice displays and a short tunnel but we made it round in less than an hour with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As aquariums go this is quite a small one so it doesn't really take that long to go around and feels a bit expensive for what it is. That said, there is plenty to enjoy. The otters were very active today and the children could...More

Thank zotwot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting and educational . Seeing some of the lovely Sea-life shows how much we should care about them. The Oceanarium is extremely well made - for seeing the creatures and is always clean

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a really hot day to get out of the sun for a bit. Bought tickets across the square at tourist information for 10% discount. It was interesting, cool, clean and quiet. It wasn’t stacked out with stuff but there was enough there to...More

Thank sally010
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Response from HAPPYASH | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is . & days a week between April and September.
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Yes. Like someone said things could be tight if it's busy
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