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Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

Pier Approach
West Beach
BOURNEMOUTH
Dorset
BH2 5AA

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Penguins in the beach retreat

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.25 per ticket
Child 3-15£8.25 per ticket
Children under 3 yearsFree
Disabled Adult/Carer£9.75 per ticket
Disabled Child£7.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 1 child)£24.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£29.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 3 children)£34.95 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 4 children)£39.95 per ticket
Senior Citizen£10.25 per ticket
Student (16yrs + ID)£10.25 per ticket

Prices stated valid when purchasing on the door. Discounted ticket prices are available if visitors book online in advance via the website

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      814
    • Very Good
      844
    • Average
      495
    • Poor
      142
    • Terrible
      51

    Recent Reviews:

    • Islandremarks
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice place to visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 19th January 2018
      There was a very nice tunnel to see the sharks above being fed. The penguin group was also very nice. All In all a nice place to see in Bournemouth Read full review
    • philipthompson49
      Canterbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Good place to visit.
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th January 2018
      Very interesting attraction. Can become a little crowded at times with families. Good viewing points throughout. The otters were really cheeky things and worth waiting for their feeding times to see... Read full review
    • Richardkatie
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Another great time at the oceanarium!
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th January 2018
      As it was a miserable wet day I decided to bring my 3 year old daughter here for a few hours! She really enjoyed it! Only two weeks ago we bought the family membership for the year! If you use it a... Read full review

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Oceanarium is situated on Bournemouth seafront adjacent to Bournemouth Pier, a short walk from the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).  From the A338 Wessex Way, follow the brown tourist signs to Oceanarium, Pier and beaches or BIC.

    The nearest pay and display car parks are located just a few minutes walk away from the Oceanarium: Bath Road South, Bath Road North and the BIC car park.

    Public Transport Directions

    BY BUS Frequent buses running from Bournemouth Railway Station into Bournemouth Town Centre (via Yellow Buses): from Bus Stop 6 - number 3,4a, 4b, 4d, 5a, 5b & 6.The two main bus companies operating in Bournemouth and its surrounding towns are Yellow Buses and More Buses. The closest bus stop to the Oceanarium are situated on Bath Road (less than a minute away), Westover Road (less than five minutes) and Bournemouth Square/Town Centre (a five minute walk through Bournemouth Gardens).

    BY TRAIN Bournemouth Train Station is the main railway station serving the town of Bournemouth. It is just over one mile away from the Oceanarium, approximately a 20 minute walk. A taxi and bus station is immediately accessible upon exiting through railway platforms 3 and 4.

    Facilities

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Key Features

    • Families
    • Groups
    • Indoor Attraction
    • No Smoking Attraction

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children - Family changing room, highchairs available in café and Kids Play Zone

    Parking & Transport

    • On Bus Route

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant - Cafe with outdoor seating area overlooking pier and seafront. Starbucks Coffee, hot and cold snacks and meals. Open from 9am.

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Special group rates - Discounted rates for pre-booked groups of 10 or more

    Establishment Features

    • Cater for groups - For 10+ people pre-book tickets at least 48 hours in advance to receive group rates
    • Event Venue - Available for private hire outside of normal opening hours
    • Open All Year
    • Shop
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted - Special school rates available when pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance and subject to availability.
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Interactive sessions available for groups of 10+ paying visitors, pre-booked at least 48 hours in advance. Subject to availability, not available during school holidays.

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10 paying visitors.

    Opening Times

    Open New Year
    Opening 2018 (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

    * The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am throughout the year, except for 25 December. Closing times vary, please check website before visiting.

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