Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£13.50 per person per day
Child£9.50 per person per day
Disabled Adult / Carer£11.50 per person per day
Disabled Child£8.50 per person per day
Family of 3 (2A + 1C)£27.50 per ticket
Family of 4 (2A + 2C)£29.95 per ticket
Family of 5 (2A + 3C)£34.95 per ticket
Family of 6 (2A + 4C)£39.95 per ticket
Senior£11.50 per person per day
Student£11.50 per person per day

Discounted ticket are available if visitors book online in advance via the website. See site for full website details.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* Christmas Opening Times:
The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am, last admission 5pm closing 6pm
With the exception of the following over the Christmas holiday:
Christmas Day – CLOSED
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve – Open from 10am. Last admission at 3pm, closing at 4pm.
Boxing Day & New Years Day - Open from 11am. Last admission at 4pm, closing at 5pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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Bournemouth
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Tel01202 311993

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1051
    • Very Good
      1065
    • Average
      638
    • Poor
      188
    • Terrible
      84

    Recent Reviews:

    • Connector67688107674
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Nice place to visit!
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 2nd July 2021
      We visited the oceanarium on our holiday to Bournemouth. We had to prebook tickets online and the whole process was so easy and simple. When we got there they just scanned our codes and sent us... Read full review
    • 20Nik
      Nice time
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 8th July 2021
      We visit Oceanarium on our one day trip to Bournemouth. We been to London to Sea Life and we want to see how it is Oceanarium. We preorder the ticket online.The time slot was at 11 but because we... Read full review
    • Club0-14
      Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
      It's seen better days
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 19th July 2021
      Maybe it's the pandemic, or maybe its old age, but this place needs a serious refresh, everything seems little shabby and dated. On a good note it was good to get out of the heat. Didnt take long to... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    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

    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

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