Address: Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA
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Oceanarium: The Bournemouth Aquarium

Located in Bournemouth, Dorset, The Oceanarium is a spectacular aquarium that is home to all your favourite sea creatures. From flamboyant clownfish and tiny terrapins, to amazing sharks and piranhas, the Oceanarium is an ideal learning environment to discover the range of aquatic creatures and habitats linked to elements of the National Curriculum. Immerse yourself in a sea of colour with nine spectacular recreated environments and bring learning to live with plasma screen documentaries, interpretation boards and the world’s first Interactive Dive Cage.


Hours – 10am – 6pm, Daily


  • Adult – £11.95
  • Children (3-15yrs) – £7.95
  • Under 3’s – Free
  • Senior Citizen – £9.95
  • Student (16yrs ID) – £9.95
  • Disabled/Carer – £9.50


  • Meet the Creatures
  • Feed the Turtles
  • Daily Presentations


  • Guided Tours
  • Lectures
  • Presentations
  •  Feed the Creatures
  • Private Parties
  • Gift Shop
  • Café

World’s First Interactive Dive Cave

Discover the World’s first virtual Interactive Dive Cage submerging visitors in a 270-degree continuous view of the ocean. The cave features interactive touch screens allowing guest to experience up close sea animal games and challenges against the crowd favourite dolphins or test your knowledge of how a great white tracks its prey.

The Dive Cave also includes an amazing blue whale encounter that swallows the entire Cage, taking you on a journey through its digestive system. When the whale comes up for air, the Dive Cage is ejected through the blowhole and splashes down into the ocean.


The Oceanarium is an exciting attraction located Bournemouth, Dorset featuring unique exhibits and recreated environments, such as Oceanarium Biggest Characters, The Amazon, Otter Oasis, Africa and the Ganges, Marine Research Laboratory, Interactive Dive Cage, Great Barrier Reef, The Abyss, Global Meltdown, and Key West


What sort of daily feeds and presentations can I expect to see during my visit?

The Oceanarium includes daily feeds and presentations to educate you on the sea creatures and recreated environments featured at the aquarium, including the Amazon, Great Barrier Reef, turtles, sharks and stingrays.

What are the admission prices?

  • Adult – £9.95
  • Children (3-15yrs) – £6.50
  • Under 3’s – Free
  • Senior (concession) – £8.50
  • Student (16yrs ID) – £8.50
  • Disabled – £7.50
  • Carer – £7.50

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