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Oceanarium

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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
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Situated on the promenade next to the large ferris wheel is the Oceanarium. The place is small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dutchwarrior84
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Great couple of hours spent

Last Thursday we arrived in Bournemouth, as friends were joining us for the weekend but not... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
OneChrisGreen
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Bristol, 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 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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“feeding times” (156 reviews)
“sea life” (138 reviews)
“giant turtles” (54 reviews)
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| Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
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+44 1202 311993
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Situated on the promenade next to the large ferris wheel is the Oceanarium. The place is small but the layout means you do see a lot of fish and animals. We visited late afternoon and the place was quiet it was mid week. Our little...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Last Thursday we arrived in Bournemouth, as friends were joining us for the weekend but not arriving for another day we decided to book up this little beauty. I’ve visited many places like this, but I have to say this was one of my favourites....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for daughter’s 6th birthday, smaller but has all you need. Good feeding times, information about animals, fish. We went out for a bit and then returned. Good value!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd have to echo some of the less positive reviews I'm afraid, some interesting animals but you can easily get round everything in 30 mins and its all a bit cramped for the humans and the animals. Wouldn't put people off it but don't expect...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I took his nephew a few weeks ago. The aquarium is great for young children and is in a great location.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter was down for the weekend (she's 25). We had a coffee and both said 'we've never been to the Oceanarium....' so in we went. It may seem expensive but the experience and opportunity to see the animals so close up makes it worth...More

Thank Shirley S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely aquarium, easily spend 1 hour here. They have a wide array of aquatics. Also Otters, sea turtles (amazing)! And penguins. It was nice and clean in here and I had a lovely time. I felt the entrance fee was a bit expensive but...More

Thank helonearth1984
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a very quick visit to this Oceanarium whilst on the beach. It looks spectacular and the can not wait to visit it very soon for a long visit. Looks great with lots to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with the grandchildren they loved feeding the penguins lots to see well worth the enterance fee

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took grandchild, nearly £40.00 for 3 adults , it took half an hour to walk round. I was extremely disappointed as have been to Weymouth and Portsmouth in the past which are much bigger and good value for money.

Thank Ali497
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seniorhorace
8 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
31 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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