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“Excellent way to spend a few hours.”
Review of Oceanarium

Oceanarium
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Bournemouth
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 29 April 2012

A good balance between fresh water and marine life. I especially liked the close proximity to the marine turtles

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

It won't fill a day, but I was surprised at how much there was to see at the Oceanarium. My daughter (2.5) loves going to aquariums so we used it occupy a wet morning. The food was not very inspiring - average, but quite expensive. All the tanks were well looked after - we saw the otters and the turtles being fed. I think we were there for about 3 to 4 hours in total - including lunch. We didn't try to get a buggy round as we took our baby in a carrier, but access looked ok - ramps and lifts where needed.

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

visited, using tesco days out vouchers(before they stopped being valid here)
managed to spend about 2 hours here, but not very large-- good if you can watch feeding times, escpecially otters. Young ones may get bored ( 8 year old had enough after 3/4 hour!!!)
It would be expensive for one visit, but annual fee looked resonable.

Thank eleanor-mia
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Not a chance that this attraction would fill your entire day, in fact we were in and out within the hour. There were things to see but the whole aquarium is rather small so didn't take long, not really worth the full entry price.

Thank KS667516
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Excellent way to spend an hour. We enjoyed seeing fishes of all size and species, as well as other creatures, really well worth the visit.

Thank Patricia P
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