Located on Bournemouth seafront, the Oceanarium is a fun and educational all-weather attraction for all ages. Have a stroll underwater while stunning sharks and eerie eels swim above your head, enjoy interactive displays like the global meltdown experience, let the kids go wild in the play zone and watch documentaries about our spectacular aquatic world.
Enjoy all 11 themed zones within the Oceanarium, from the newly re-themed walk through the tunnel featuring Carrie the loggerhead turtle, colourful clownfish and seahorses in the Marine Research Lab and playful Humboldt penguins at Penguin Beach Encounter! You can also get up close to the mischievous family of otters in Otter Oasis, and discover the depths of the Abyss – there are thousands of creatures all waiting to be discovered!
Watch the water come alive in the daily feeding presentations which are packed with lots of fun and interesting facts. A range of themed activities is also included during school holidays such as our special meet-the-creature sessions, quiz trails and interactive sessions (during the summer holiday). Tickets are valid for the entire day of purchase so visitors can come and go as many times as they like and watch up to 5 creature feeding presentations!
To complement the marine adventure, you can enjoy amazing views of the bay from our beachfront Offshore Café, where the Oceanarium provides 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.
There is so much to see and explore, whatever the weather!
New for 2019
Shark Wreck Reef! The newly refurbished walk through tunnel display which incorporates a shipwreck theme surrounded by stunning coral, encompasses an impressive 350 thousand litres of saltwater! Visitors can get up close to over 75 creatures, including a variety of shark species, southern stingrays, moray eels and a giant turtle.
Creature feeding experiences are available at an additional cost and must be pre-booked at least 5 days in advance – see the website for more info. Book online for great savings! The Oceanarium is located next to Bournemouth Pier, on the beachfront, just a 5-minute walk from the town centre.
Oceanarium Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, United Kingdom