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Oceanarium

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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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Poor value

Having visited other " sea life centres ( and being animal lovers) we were keen to come here. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sleepingtigress
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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1st Visit 😁

It’s was my 1st visit to the Bournemouth Oceanarium with friends, had a amazing time and manage to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yen K
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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 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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“feeding times” (154 reviews)
“sea life” (137 reviews)
“giant turtles” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 1202 311993
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"feeding times"
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"sea life"
in 137 reviews
"giant turtles"
in 54 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
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"penguin enclosure"
in 37 reviews
"rainy day"
in 124 reviews
"gift shop"
in 71 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 83 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 105 reviews
"family ticket"
in 25 reviews
"few hours"
in 63 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 29 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 34 reviews
"sea front"
in 28 reviews
"otters"
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"animals"
in 255 reviews
"aquarium"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having visited other " sea life centres ( and being animal lovers) we were keen to come here. It certainly did not live up to expectations and the staff attitude was very unfriendly. In comparison with similar venues it was in our view extremely poor...More

Thank Sleepingtigress
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s was my 1st visit to the Bournemouth Oceanarium with friends, had a amazing time and manage to watch the Penguins being fed! Loads to see and do. There a cafe and souvenir shop to look around! Throughout the day there a feeding timetable for...More

Thank Yen K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice way to spend few hours of you time, right on the seaside ,very well maintained and good value for the show, a lot of kids were visiting with families, i will say it is a place for all age.

Thank Dario D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great visit again this time collected out gold memberships here are a couple of the pics we took the underwater tunnel is amazing also the keeper of the penguins was great had so much knowledge

Thank Andy J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on a two for one offer, great value for a two hour visit. The specimens were well displayed in a clean and pleasant environment. Strongly recommend trying to attend all the feeding sessions, especially if you have children, they were fascinated by the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I come from Plymouth, home to the massive National Marine Aquarium, and although the NMA is much larger (and more expensive), the Bournemouth Oceanarium had that little bit extra, in my opinion! (Or perhaps I have attended the NMA too many times now!). So much...More

Thank Caitlin C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I always visit an Oceanarium when I have the chance to help with the vital work they do in regard to conservation and Bournemouth's was not a disappointment. We saw three groups of school children visiting and being shown how conservation was important during our...More

Thank Garry A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in on a whim after seeing a 2-for-1 entry offer - absolute bargain, they had loads of fish and fish-related animals and it was far bigger than we expected! Lovely.

Thank things2015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely aquarium right on the beach. As a bonus it was buy 1 get one free for may so my boyfriend and I got in for £12.50. The bonus of getting your hand stamped means you can come and go all day. Which we went...More

Thank Blouse79
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went, because I wanted to go. The Fish are beautiful , tanks are clean, However I felt that the otters, penguins and crocodile lacked space.

Thank Aliby56
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seniorhorace
7 April 2018|
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Response from L P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help about their disabled arrangements as we went some time ago and can't remember.
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Pete R
30 December 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
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Sam C
17 October 2017|
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Response from wonderqirls | Reviewed this property |
Best contact them on the website, as dates vary, also book online as discounts are better for planned trips ☺️ have fun! Tesco vouchers are valid for 6 months after exchanging.
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