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Loved the penguins

Really fun day out with my husband, we watched the turtle being feed and the penguins it was really... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beyice C
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Small but interesting

They have made the most of the small space available. It is nicely laid out and each area leads... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“feeding times”(157 reviews)
“sea life”(142 reviews)
“giant turtles”(54 reviews)
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 weeks ago via mobile

They show you how they feed the penguins and tell you everything you like to know. Turtle was so cute. Lovely time spent ...

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really fun day out with my husband, we watched the turtle being feed and the penguins it was really fun

Thank Beyice C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have made the most of the small space available. It is nicely laid out and each area leads seamlessly to the next. The tunnel is great for children with the large fish swimming all around and over you. The otters were so playful you...More

Thank Liketorome
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a small Oceanarium, but clean and tidy. Friendly and helpful staff. Got a discount by booking tickets at the Tourist Information office opposite. Watched penguin feeding - young keepers answered all questions and could name all the penguins. The turtle was the only one...More

Thank NickiNewt
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.