Oceanarium | Day Out With The Kids


Bournemouth, Dorset, England

  • Dad and daughter at Oceanarium in Bournemouth
  • Jellyfish at Oceanarium in Bournemouth
  • Baby otters at Oceanarium in Bournemouth

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor

Meet amazing creatures from beneath and above the waves at Oceanarium.

See over 150 species of fish on your underwater adventure as you journey through the Amazon, Shark Wreck Reef, Asia and Africa. Watch otters frolic at the Otter Oasis, enjoy the fantastic Penguin Beach encounter, spot the terrifying crocodile on Crocodile Rocks, look out for the friendly Loggerhead turtle, and if you’re feeling brave, why not enter the interactive Dive Cage to see the sharks in a different way?

There are talks and feeding times throughout the day, which will tell you more about your favourite aquatic animal and lots of conservation projects to learn about. The Offshore Café and Bay View Terrace are open every day for food and drink and don’t forget to treat yourself to a souvenir from The Cove gift shop on your way home!

Enjoy this all-weather attraction down on the Bournemouth sea front!

  • Thousands of marine creatures
  • Extra animal experiences
  • Daily talks & feeds


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Oceanarium's website
01202 311993

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - Closing times vary

For exact closing times, please check the attraction's official website before visiting.

Closed on Christmas Day


General Admission
Adults (16+) £12.95
Kids (3-15) £8.95 
Seniors (60+): £10.95
Students (must present student ID): £10.95
Disabled Adults: £10.95
Disabled Kids: £7.95
Carers: £10.95
Family of 3 (2 adults & 1 kid): £25.95
Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids): £29.95
Family of 5 (2 adults & 3 kids): £34.95
Family of 6 (2 adults & 4 kids): £39.95

All kids must be accompanied by an adult 

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Parking facilities

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.