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“Birthday party success! ”
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 December 10, 2017 via mobile

We booked the oceanarium for my daughters sixth birthday party and I am so glad we did!! There were 12 children plus three little ones and all the accompanying adults...which were free to attend. Our guide/host, Laura was so engaging with the children, learning lol their names almost instantly and telling them all about the creatures...she also answered all their questions enthusiastically. The birthday girl got to feed the fish and rays. The food was served promptly in the play area room and was freshly cooked. Tea and coffee was provided for the adults at no extra charge which was not expected but a lovely addition. They were happy for us to bring in a few bubbles for the adults too. The catering team were helpful and seemed genuinely interested that we had a good experience. All the parents have told me how much their children enjoyed it. I would highly recommend for a stress free and interesting birthday party for this age. It also felt like great value for money too.

Thank queenlulu82
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

After an inauspicious start, we enjoyed our visit, more or less. The place feels a bit tired and some of the signage is not very good. Most of the aquaria looked well maintained but the whole experience was not worth the entrance fee.

Thank charlesSomersetEng
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

A small Oceanarium but excellent and well run. I enjoyed the Otters being fed and the Turtle having his back scrttubbed with a hose and broom.Well worth coming to see.

Thank harveyKent
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Reviewed December 7, 2017

Enjoyed our visit here, Somewhere to go on a bitter cold day. I left feeling sad for the animals and birds which I felt had an unnatural existence with not enough room.

Thank dee01273
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

have visited twice now and have enjoyed both visits x not somewhere you can go for the whole day but certainly a fun couple of hours... nice selection of sealife animals to see
enjoyed by all x

Thank Erika F
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