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 2022 - 31 Jan 2023)
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
Dorset
BH2 5AA
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1070
    • Very Good
      1085
    • Average
      646
    • Poor
      195
    • Terrible
      86

    Recent Reviews:

    • padreray
      Thetford, United Kingdom
      Better Than Average Aquarium
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 16th April 2022
      The Bournemouth Oceanarium is one of those attractions which I guess makes the seaside the seaside. This aquarium has a number of exhibits and sports such things as clown fish, sharks, and penguins... Read full review
    • JDF291016
      Poole, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      A rip-off
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 16th April 2022
      Forced to go because my 15.5 year old and his two friends needed to be accompanied by an adult as under 16, and common sense wasn’t an option, so I lost hours out of a working day and the £14.50... Read full review
    • jimmynat
      Kent, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Oceanarium
      3 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd May 2022
      Very expensive for what it is , walked around in 10 minutes , we went especially to see the penguins but on this occasion it was shut until further notice , this is something that you would do on a... 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.

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