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Address: Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 311993
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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I had a lovely time with my family in this oceanarium, my daughter loved it! Loads of different animals. I recommened to visit this Bournemouth attraction

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Robert K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a lovely time with my family in this oceanarium, my daughter loved it! Loads of different animals. I recommened to visit this Bournemouth attraction

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for a day out with the boy on his birthday. Good selection of marine life. Was a bit sad to see a large turtle in a small pool but happy to see he is being transferred to a bigger home soon. We saw the Penguins being fed which was quite dull but I'm not sure what I expected... More 

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West Lulworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Made a great change to visiting Sealife in Weymouth, grandchildren preferred it, great location right on the beach, expensive to park for the day though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the place Best experience to go and visit if ur in bournemouth Right next to the beach Amazing place to visit

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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