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Oceanarium, Bournemouth

3.6
#4 of 13 in Parks in Bournemouth
Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo
Explore the great bodies of water around the globe at Oceanarium, which features ten recreated environments, including the Amazon, Key West, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Great Barrier Reef. This site is home to the world’s first Interactive Dive Cage, submerging visitors in a 270-degree virtual view of the ocean. Take advantage of the aquarium’s interactive touch technology to come up close to computer-generated sea creatures, such as dolphins, green sea turtles, clownfish, piranhas, octopuses, manta rays, and sharks. This unique underwater experience features an encounter with a blue whale that swallows the entire cage, taking visitors on a journey through its fascinating digestive system. Tickets are valid all day long, with nine daily feeding presentations and many other special activities included. Put Oceanarium into our Bournemouth online attractions planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bournemouth.
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  • Used Tesco clubcard vouchers to buy tickets. One way system in place which means you can't go back to any of the aquariums you like. Highlight was the tunnel with the turtle, but be prepared to...  more »
  • Too many people are let in, so no social distancing can be followed. Tiny conditions for the animals, and we had to queue to get out. A walk along the sea front would have been much nicer.  more »
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  • We took our grandson and he really enjoyed himself. He especially liked the sharks and the turtle. It's good fun for kids and the grandparents had a good time as well! Only gripe is, it's hell to find the toilets.
  • Wonderful place, great to spend the day. Everything is exciting and great to learn from. The opportunity to watch the feeding of various animals is amazing and a must if you get the chance. The gift shop is extensive and diverse. Most likely a great place to bring young children
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