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Oceanarium

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Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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A bit steep but good..

We paid 10 each which is a bit pricey but we thought we would give it a go and we did enjoy it.. It... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2012
thegoodolddays09
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A lot packed into what seems like a small building

The shark tunnel was really very good, rays against the glass and lots to see. Although its really... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2012
Michael R
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Bournemouth, 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...more
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 1202 311993
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

I totally recommend you to visit the Bournemouth Oceanarium to become more educated about the water worlds in a very interactive and lively form.

Thank Danils B
Reviewed November 21, 2012

It's not cheap, but take into account what there is to learn about, the information on display and the 'hands on' interaction, it is well worth a visit for all ages. The variety of fish, mammals, reptiles (the green back turtles are massive) is impressive...More

Thank NanaSue64
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Greatplace for everyone, water is so clean in all the tanks fish all well fed staff informative, only thing I thought was the tank where the turtles were seemed quite small was very deceiving. would have been nice if this was bigger as the underground...More

Thank lizzieHampshireUK
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Buy a day ticket and come & go as you wish. Every exhibit pool is perfectly sculptured and presented. Story boards accompany every exhibit. Stunning items from Otters, lionfish, sharks, stingrays, turtles and much more. A wonderful day out.

Thank MacclesfieldGreg
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

We paid 10 each which is a bit pricey but we thought we would give it a go and we did enjoy it.. It is a bit small but there are Intersting things going on in there... Worth a visit

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We spent a couple of entertaining hours on a sunny morning after spending a pleasant half hour or so drinking coffee in the restaurant.

Thank TheDirger
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The shark tunnel was really very good, rays against the glass and lots to see. Although its really expensive to get in.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed November 5, 2012

At a cost of £10 per adult it is good value for money, there is plenty to see and feeding times ever hour. Your ticket is good all day so you come and go as you please. Nice place for the family.

Thank glider10
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Not much to this, doesn't take long to go around Weymouth is nearby nuch much much better value for money if you go to Sealife (I think its called) in Weymouth

Thank georgeegal
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We went when it was quite which was just as well as it is not very big and would be cramped if it was busy, you could get around the place within 1 - 2 hours, the variety of fish is good and the shark...More

Thank littlewadie
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Response from HAPPYASH | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is . & days a week between April and September.
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Yes. Like someone said things could be tight if it's busy
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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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