the oceanarium

The Oceanarium

The award-winning Oceanarium is the perfect all weather attraction - discover the mysterious beauty of our watery world in a spectacular underwater journey. Home to hundreds of awesome creatures, bringing you face to face with stunning sharks, curious rare green sea turtles and brightly coloured clownfish, to menacing piranhas, venomous lionfish and the weirdly wonderful octopus - they are all waiting to be discovered!

Experience the world's first virtual, interactive Dive Cage and take a magnificent adventure without getting wet.... Then discover the interactive Global Meltdown to unveil the potential effects of climate change.

  • Open daily from 10am. Closing times vary throughout the year - please check before visiting. Closed Christmas Day.
  • Tickets valid all day.
  • Daily feeding presentations.
  • Situated next to Bournemouth Pier.
  • Fully wheelchair and pushchair accessible throughout.
  • Family friendly - discounted family tickets available, free admission for under 3's and baby changing room. High chairs and bottle warming facilities available in the Offshore Café.
  • Reduced ticket prices for pre-booked groups of 10 or more (48 hours advance booking required).

The Offshore Cafe and Cove gift shop are both open to all. The Cove gift shop is full of fascinating and unique merchandise to suit all ages, tastes and pockets.

Our beachfront Offshore Café is open daily from 9am providing a variety of hot and cold food, and now proudly serves Starbucks Coffee.


Prices for 2012.

On the 1st January 2012 the Oceanarium’s, (The Bournemouth Aquarium) admission prices are changing. Please see below the new prices

ADULT 9.95
CHILD 6.50
2 ADULTS & 1 CHILD 20.50
2 ADULTS & 2 CHILD 25.50
2 ADULTS & 3 CHILD 30.50
2 ADULTS & 4 CHILD 35.95

Annual Passes also available.

Book tickets online to make great savings.


Save with online tickets.

Visit our website ( and you can make great savings on admission with our printable tickets. Online tickets are valid for up to 28 days from purchase, giving you the flexibility to choose which day you visit us.