The award-winning 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!
Be enchanted by the latest additions to the Oceanarium, a very cute Oriental small clawed otter family! Set in a lush bamboo forest with rocky pools and flowing streams, watch them swim, splash, feed and play in their exotic, naturally themed oasis.
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.
• Tickets valid all day.
• Nine daily feeding presentations.
• Discounted family tickets.
• Fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible throughout.
• Family friendly – discounted family tickets available, free admission for under 3s and baby changing room. High chairs and bottle warming facilities available in the Offshore Café.
The Offshore Cafe and Cove gift shop are both open to all. Our beachfront Offshore Café is open daily from 9am providing a variety of hot and cold food, and now proudly serves Starbucks Coffee. The Cove gift shop is full of fascinating and unique merchandise to suit all ages, tastes and pockets.
Located next to Bournemouth Pier, on the beach front, just a 5 minute walk from the town centre.
Nearest major road is A35. A338 Wessex Way follow signs.
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.
Coaches can drop off their passengers in the turning area behind the Oceanarium, next to the BIC, just a minute walk from the Oceanarium
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Bournemouth. Follow signs to Bournemouth Seafront and Pier.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 adults + 1 child||£22.95 per ticket|
|2 adults + 2 children||£25.50 per ticket|
|2 adults + 3 children||£30.50 per ticket|
|2 adults + 4 children||£35.95 per ticket|
|Adult||£9.95 per ticket|
|Child 3-15||£6.50 per ticket|
|Disabled/Carer||£7.50 per ticket|
|Senior Citizen||£8.50 per ticket|
|Student||£8.50 per ticket|
The following prices apply if you purchase tickets on arrival at the Oceanarium’s admissions desk. You can also purchase tickets online via the ‘book’ button above and receive up to 10% discount on your tickets. Please note if you purchase tickets via Bournemouth.co.uk you will need to print your tickets and provide them to the admissions staff on arrival at the Oceanarium.
Please note: All prices include VAT at 20% are subject to change without prior notice.|c|c
Open All Year
01/01/2013 to 31/12/2013
* The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am throughout the year (except Christmas Day).
Last admission to the aquarium is 5pm, closing at 6pm.
Closing times vary with the different seasons, so please check before visiting.