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Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

Abyss Oceanarium Bournemouth


Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium takes you on a magical underwater adventure above and below the waves.

Home to hundreds of awesome creatures, come face to face with stunning sharks, giant sea turtles, graceful stingrays, dwarf crocodiles, colourful clownfish and the very cute, otter family.  Whatever the weather, there’s so much to sea and explore!

Penguins!! Get up close and waddle amongst these playful personalities and fall head over flippers in love as they dip and dive in their brand new beach retreat!

Not to be missed…
– Daily talks and feeds
–  Penguin Beach Encounter
– Jellyfish
– Great Barrier Reef
– Otter Oasis
– Crocodile Rocks
–  Bay View Terrace
–  Kids Playzone
– School holiday activities

Visitor Information
•            Tickets valid all day
•            Accessible for all
•            Super saver family tickets. Under 3’s free.
•            Discounted rates for pre-booked groups of 10 or more

The Offshore Café and Cove gift shop are both open to all. Enjoy amazing views of the bay from our beachfront Offshore Café, open daily from 9am providing a variety of hot and cold food, and proudly serves Starbucks Coffee. The Cove gift shop is full of fascinating and unique merchandise to suit all ages, tastes and pockets.

Located next to Bournemouth Pier, on the beach front, just a 5 minute walk from the town centre.

Opening Times

* The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am throughout the year, except Christmas Day. Closing times vary throughout the year - please see website to confirm times.


  • Oceanarium Bournemouth
Pier Approach
West Beach
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Tel01202 311993



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