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Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great day for everyone, avoid the cafe!

Wonderful day, very interesting and educational but the cafe was disappointing, food was small, a... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Good day out, great exhibits.

Very interesting but fairly small. Difficult if you have a buggy. Still a good few hours well spent.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Reviewed today

We attended with family including 19 month old boy. Our daughter helped to pre book tickets and by using Tesco vouchers saved huge amounts. 2 of us were free and the rest just a few pounds. I am never keen on this type of attraction,...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Wonderful day, very interesting and educational but the cafe was disappointing, food was small, a little expensive and a very long wait. Ended up missing the shark feed because the food took so long.

Thank SamMG91
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cramped, over priced, exhibitions weren't great and generally needs to go somewhere way to convince me it's an advocate of conservation. Especially as the gift shop sells nothing but plastic tat.

Thank indigogrl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shouldn't be reserved for a rainy day We travelled by bus which is by far the easiest way with no parking hassles. Booked online and the cost for two pensioners and two children was about £32. Really interesting and the kids loved it, especially the...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting but fairly small. Difficult if you have a buggy. Still a good few hours well spent.

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Could be better Small and cramped no maps and too full no directions coming with a buggy is hard Need improvement

Thank Pro S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice location. Right on the promenade next to the aquarium. It could do with a bigger selection however what we did have (jacket pots and got drink) were reasonably priced given the premium spot this venue is located at. You need a code for the...More

Thank Nataly D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been to a few aquariums with our 2 year old and they’re either dark or so rammed little kids can’t get near. This is a great layout, over 2 floors with a lift that opens two ways for speed and some fabulous fish to boot!...More

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went their a while back and it was okay, but have heard that their are changes and it is so much better.

Thank Fiona5514
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a little extra fun for kids before they go to the beach. We a little disappointed for the price value according to the oceanarium size.

Thank HSU Y
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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