Conservation programs

The conservation of endangered species is becoming increasingly important as a result of the world’s growing human population putting pressure on the habitats where animals live. In the United Kingdom there are 65 species listed in these categories, with 14 of these being critically endangered.


In 2012 and 2013, the Oceanarium along with other Zoos and Aquariums across the world supported this campaign to protect threatened animals in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth.

Monk Seal bay

Since 2010, the Oceanarium and all of Parques Reunidos sites choose to raise money to help the most endangered marine mammal left on the planet.


Since 2012, the Oceanarium has been supporting this campaign along with other Zoos and Aquariums across the UK raising funds.

Marine conservation

Since 2002, the Oceanarium has been involved with this campaign to do something about the terrible levels of litter around our coastline.

The health of our aquarium family, which includes our visitors, staff and animals, is our top priority. In light of the most recent advice from Public Health England and the government, we will be temporarily closing the Oceanarium Bournemouth effective immediately, until further notice.

We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

Please be assured that our dedicated keeper team will continue to provide the best care for our animals during the closure.

If you’ve booked tickets for any day during this closure, you can exchange them for any other date in 2020 or we can provide a refund. Please send your booking details to

We’ll keep you informed through our website and social media channels. Thank you for your patience and we really look forward to welcoming you back to the Oceanarium when we re-open. Stay safe everyone.