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Oceanarium

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Opening hours

The Oceanarium is open daily from 10am throughout the year (except Christmas Day). Last admission to the aquarium 4pm, closing at 5pm. Closing times vary with the different seasons, so please check before visiting.

Contact

Tel. 01202 311 993

Postcode BH2 5AA

Details

Explore The Oceanarium: Take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and come face to face with hundreds of awesome creatures. Home to all your favourites from flamboyant clownfish and tiny terrapins, to stunning sharks and the infamous piranha. Immerse yourself in a sea of colour, with 10 spectacular recreated environments:

The Amazon - Marvel at peculiar catfish, graceful freshwater rays and the intriguing red devil cichlids in the Oceanarium's Amazon display.
The Mediterranean - Come face to face with some creatures that live a bit closer to home in our Mediterranean display. Have you ever wondered what bass or bream look like? Find out at the Oceanarium.
Africa - Discover colourful cichlids swimming alongside bizarre upside-down catfish and try to spot the globe fish in our Africa display.
The Ganges - Explore the Ganges displays and see a myriad of barbs, find out about peculiar snake-necked turtles and don't miss the bottom feeding loaches.
Marine Research Laboratory - The Marine Research Lab is home to some of the world's most unusual inhabitants. Take a closer look at boxfish, seahorses and everyone's favourite, the clownfish. Take a peek at the coral nursery and discover spiny-tailed lizards and horsefield tortoises in the Reptile Sanctuary.
Interactive Dive Cage - Experience the world's first Interactive Dive Cage and take a virtual adventure to discover more about magnificent sea creatures including great white sharks, dolphins and manta rays ááည¬áႬœ without getting wet!
Great Barrier Reef - Stroll underwater in our amazing tunnel and meet sharks and stingrays whilst enormous green sea turtles swim above your head.
The Abyss - Venture in to the darkest depths of the Abyss and find out more about the eerie creatures that live without light.
Global Meltdown - What would happen if the ice caps melted and your world was flooded with water? Find out in the ALL NEW Global Meltdown experience with spectacular theming, state of the art technology and amazing interactive displays.
Key West - The final display in the Oceanarium adventure is the Key West display, home to some unusual species of shark, including horn sharks and zebra sharks as well as the guitarfish ááည¬áႬœ the shark with the head of a ray!

Don't forget your ticket is valid all day, so if you miss one of our informative talks, please come back later in the day. Talks take place at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 5AA.

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