Oceanarium, the Bournemouth aquarium offers a great day out for all the family!
Located next to Bournemouth Pier get up close to our watery friends and learn all about them, without having to get wet!
Take an underwater voyage and explore 11 naturally themed zones. See stunning Sharks, a mesmerizing Loggerhead Turtle, a cunning croc, mischievous otters, colourful clownfish and our very cute colony of Humboldt Penguins! Once you have discovered the underwater world visit the Cove gift shop and purchase gifts and souvenirs of your day.
The Amazon display looks at the wildlife from the world’s largest river. Expect to come across the feared Piranha and Ziggy, the rescued green Iguana.
Otter Oasis is home to 5 mischievous Asian small-clawed Otters. Watch them swim around in their pool and streams and feeding time isn’t to be missed!
Shark Wreck Reef at the Oceanarium includes species such as Black Tip Reef Sharks, Moray Eels, Southern Stingray, and lots of other amazing creatures including our magnificent Loggerhead Turtle.
The Abyss display showcases the creatures from the deep, like the Common Octopus and Spider Crabs.
Meanwhile The Key West display pays homage to the Florida Keys and expect to come across the Zebra Horn shark, and colourful Regal Tangs.
In the Marine Research Lab you will find some colourful clown fish, slender seahorses and Lionfish.
Finally let’s not forget our playful Humboldt Penguins and our inquisitive Inca-Terns in our Penguin Beach Encounter!
The Oceanarium has a variety of daily feeds and talks taking place which offer a great chance to see the animals in action and find out fun facts about your favourite creatures.
After a day learning and interacting why not take a break at the Offshore Cafe or Bay View Terrace. Enjoy hot and cold snacks and a range of drinks alfresco on their beachside terrace.
And don’t forget your souvenir from The Cove gift shop, you’re bound to find something interesting and unique!
Open from 10am daily (except Christmas day) closing times vary, please check opening times on the official website.