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Bournemouth Oceanarium

A whole new world of underwater adventure awaits you at the Bournemouth Oceanarium. From piranhas to pufferfish, and crabs to turtles, the Oceanarium is home to some of the planet's most amazing animals.

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Underwater life

Situated on Bournemouth seafront, the award-winning Oceanarium takes you on an amazing underwater adventure. Home to hundreds of awesome creatures, come face to face with creatures large and small; from stunning sharks, curious green sea turtles, graceful stingrays and colourful clownfish to menacing piranhas and the colour-changing octopus, discover a whole world of oceans under one roof!

Bournemouth Oceanarium Crystal-clear waters

Crystal-clear waters

New for 2013

Be otterly enchanted by the very cute yet very mischievous family of Oriental Small Clawed Otters! Watch Stan, Roxy and young Sophie, Mo and Jess swim, splash, feed and play in their exotic, naturally themed oasis.

Two Otters

Two small clawed otters

Fantastic interactive display

Discover fantastic interactive displays including the world’s first virtual Interactive Dive Cage and climate-change experience, Global Meltdown. Watch the water come alive with nine daily feeding talks and sessions. Be sure to take advantage of your all day ticket so you can see them all. Plus - During school holidays, the Oceanarium hosts fun, additional activities for all the family including Meet the Creature sessions, Quiz Trails, Competitions and Feed the Turtle sessions*.

More Information

Closing times vary so please check the website prior to visiting.

*Feed the Turtles - £2 donation in aid of the Oceanarium’s chosen charity

For more information about Oceanarium and to purchase tickets online and make great savings, visit the Bournemouth Oceanarium website at: or telephone 01202 311993. Email:

Bournemouth Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset.

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