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Oceanarium

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Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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I feel it is expensive for what is on offer but I do love anything aquatic so I just loved seeing... read more

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_deanpihan
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Never gets boring

We and our little boy love this place and we come 4 times a year at least . It’s well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mrgrenade
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Amesbury, 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 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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“feeding times” (152 reviews)
“sea life” (136 reviews)
“giant turtles” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 1202 311993
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"feeding times"
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"couple of hours"
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"worth a visit"
in 99 reviews
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"few hours"
in 61 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"great place to visit"
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"sea front"
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Reviewed today

I feel it is expensive for what is on offer but I do love anything aquatic so I just loved seeing the fish. It is nice to know u get a stamp on your hand which entitles you to revisit as many times as you...More

Thank _deanpihan
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We and our little boy love this place and we come 4 times a year at least . It’s well laid out and the fish are well looked after and the place is always clean

Thank mrgrenade
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A good time killing activities for family day-out with limited underwater species ex: sharks, octopus, clown-fish, turtles, jelly-fish etc. This aquarium was on average attractions, it's located on the seafront in Bournemouth, the entrance fee is 12.50 GBP (Adults) and 8.50 GBP (Child) Opening Time:...More

Thank Sivarnee H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I say it is an average aquarium due to the small size of the attraction and limited fish varieties. I found the single tank of jelly fish in the cafe rather comical given the efforts to sign post them. I imagine it is good for...More

Thank Plymouthandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nicely laid out but very small so cost was expensive for what you get for it. staff were pleasant. place clean and tidy

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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the moment its a bit difficult to get to the Oceanarium as there's a lot of pedestrianization going on but its worth a visit there is plenty to do and see. A must for all our fishyfriends

Thank terrypj
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I offered a visit here to my two teen daughters (aged 17 and 14), though I wasn't sure if they felt it would be too young for them. I need not have worried! The three of us loved our visit here! The penguins and the...More

Thank Victoria H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite a small attraction and didn't take long to get round. It took us less than an hour. Would be perfect for under 10s.

Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dirty and smelly and I do not just mean the toilets Admission expensive Gift shop full of over priced tatt

Thank Nigel T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am inclined to review this attraction favourably because I got money off but it is praiseworthy in its own right. I like the fish to be big or colourful and I wasn't disappointed. The penguins were noisy. The place has a handy location near...More

1  Thank Moreteavicar13
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seniorhorace
7 April 2018|
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Response from L P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help about their disabled arrangements as we went some time ago and can't remember.
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Pete R
30 December 2017|
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Response from JHK449 | Reviewed this property |
It is a family attraction, corporate run business, Below is some details from the website. After 50 years in the sector, we now operate a well-diversified portfolio of 61 different assets (attraction parks, animal parks... More
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Sam C
17 October 2017|
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Response from wonderqirls | Reviewed this property |
Best contact them on the website, as dates vary, also book online as discounts are better for planned trips ☺️ have fun! Tesco vouchers are valid for 6 months after exchanging.
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