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Review of Oceanarium

Oceanarium
Ranked #20 of 79 things to do in Bournemouth
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

Interesting place but it’s rather small and could have been cheaper for the size of it. Worth a visit if you’re with kids.

Thank Elena S
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"couple of hours"
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"worth a visit"
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"entrance fee"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

This is not the biggedt aquarium we have been to, but it is certainly one of the best laid out ones we have been to.
The design is great and the whole thing us accessable to buggies and wheel chairs. The staff were friendly and helpfull and purchasing the tickets online and redeeming them was painless. I like the fact they have otters and penguins. Would definatley visit again next time we are in the area.

1  Thank Micheal F
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Went to the Oceanarium on a Sunday afternoon. The weather wasn’t great so perfect was to entertain the kids. They were really engaged and the staff seemed really passionate. Some of the interactive features were temperamental and some areas could do with a facelift (eg kids play area) given the cost of entry but overall a perfect way to get the kids learning and they were enjoying themselves.

1  Thank NMGross26
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

It was a windy day and we spent a long time sheltering in here! It is fairly small and could have been done in under an hour really but we dragged it out quite a bit. Some interesting and diverse animals - not just fish!

2  Thank Clare C
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

It's small but totally worth the money. I didn't realise sea turtles were that big.
The people that work there are very knowledgeable and there are many things to interact with. X

Thank Lisa S
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