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Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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I wanna swim with the fishes

We do love aquariums, it maybe the kids love Nemo or the wife is a walking g talking dorey lol... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gareth H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Good attraction

Visiting when they have a postcode reduction in price makes a great addition to the day out. Nice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul G
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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 3 weeks ago

Went as a family a 16 year old and a 20 year old with Mum & Dad all four had a GREAT time, was Fab be able to go in and out all day, the café had good food and Great prices, the staff seamed...More

Thank Stupotallan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We do love aquariums, it maybe the kids love Nemo or the wife is a walking g talking dorey lol. Just keep swimming though. It's a good oceanarium lots to see do and some good interaction points and learning for the little ones about our...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting when they have a postcode reduction in price makes a great addition to the day out. Nice selection of species with a nice new penguin enclosure.

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit , lots of fishes to see , but prices a bit too high up , especially for the pictures . But otherwise recommend to visit .

Thank Ingridukas59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were desperate to find a little respite from the sun (I know, I know sun? in the summer in England) Anyway we decided to visit the Oceanarium, as we'd never been. A little on the expensive side but as it turned...More

Thank LQmeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My gran-daughter really enjoyed it, but as an adult, felt it needed some TLC. Its run down and a little sad. The day we visited it was pouring with rain and it was packed. Difficult to get a pushchair around and no safe area to...More

Thank Dollygirl55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to spend a few hours with small children watching their faces as they see the fishes, sharks etc. At times during school holidays it gets very busy but with season passes very good value for money.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

for us and our 14m old. Not very big at all really but was fine for our daughter. Older kids might get bored

Thank lexidev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oceanarium is located next to Bournemouth pier. It was a an amazing visit, I would recommend you check the animals feeding times prior to visiting if you like to see them being fed. There were turtles, sharks, penguins and much more to see.

Thank Azam A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled here with a 14 month old.. she loved it. As you can imagine, you can get up close with an array of fish.. including sharks, a couple of large turtles, stingray, and lots of tropical fish. We managed to walk around the whole...More

Thank Sam H
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Maria K
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Yes it is . & days a week between April and September.
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Response from JJBonzo | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Like someone said things could be tight if it's busy
Pete R
December 30, 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