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My kids enjoyed the trip. It kept them busy for an hour and a half. Lots of interesting facts and... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2013
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This is an ideal sea life centre as it is not too big, but has a vast selection of underwater... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2013
Bournemouth UK
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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 July 29, 2013 via mobile

My kids enjoyed the trip. It kept them busy for an hour and a half. Lots of interesting facts and things to read plus lots of fish! I enjoyed it too.

Thank AdeleMK
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an ideal sea life centre as it is not too big, but has a vast selection of underwater varieties of sea life to admire. The beauty of it is you are free to leave and re-enter on the same day

Thank gordief
Reviewed July 28, 2013

My partner and I visited the large Sea Life Centre in Weymouth last year, and I have to say that I preferred this place. It's wasn't too big, which I think is great as it doesn't have to over-compensate with gimmicks to keep children entertained....More

Thank Natasha G
Reviewed July 27, 2013

First tip is to buy on-line - you'll save 30% or so by doing that. At about £7 a ticket for an adult (on-line) it's not bad value. Don't expect a huge display where you can spend hours looking at things - it'll probably take...More

Thank Wittink
Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We bought out tickets online on the day we wanted to visit so the cost came down from £9.95 to £6.95 each (adult prices). I think I may have been a little annoyed if I had paid full price as it is quite small. On...More

1  Thank AnitaPee
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Why so much money? I walked round it in 20 mins, even with reading the signs etc. And they don't seem to have anything new then the last time I went. A little on the small side and too costly. My ticket is valid all...More

1  Thank Gemma B
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lots of interactive information for young visitors. The aquatic wildlife is nicely presented. A must go with children.

1  Thank Nell079
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I loved how they did lots of rooms scarry music for the shark room and deliful music for the turtules but I dint the how dirty and grubby it was

1  Thank holidaylover801
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a definate when the weather is not too good. It is very simular in the set to Sea Life Centres. You can also register with them on line and receive deals and offers throughout the year,

Thank AmandaB1968
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Brilliant value, you can view some exhibits from all sorts of angles including from underneath! I didn't go with children but still felt welcome. Worth the entry and that is saying something as my partner is very reluctant to spend money on such things!

1  Thank 19kellieanne81
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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!!
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Yes it is . & days a week between April and September.