Displays

Take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and come face to face with hundreds of awesome creatures.



Immerse yourself in a sea of colour, with spectacular recreated environments.

Biggest Characters

Meet our residents! See if you can spot our biggest personalities as you wander around the Oceanarium!

The Amazon

Begin your underwater journey in the Amazon and venture through undergrowth where you will come face to face with menacing piranhas, giant pacu…

Penguin Beach Encounter

Fall head over flippers in love with our newest residents, a colony of 10 playful penguins in Penguin Beach Encounter.

Marine Research

Clownfish and seahorse can be viewed in the Marine Research Laboratory as well as the beautiful coral nursery, home to starfish and cleaner shrimp.

Otter Oasis

Watch our adorable otter family swim, splash, feed and play in their naturally themed oasis.

Crocodile Rocks

Crocodile Rocks is home to our African Dwarf Crocodile.

Africa-Ganges

From Morocco to Mozambique, discover freshwater creatures including Chinese water dragons plus the upside down catfish native to the River Ganges. 

Stroll through the impressive underwater tunnel and marvel at a variety of shark species, southern stingrays, moray eels and a giant turtle. (Formerly Great Barrier Reef)

The Abyss

Marvel at the mysterious creatures of the dark depths of the ocean that have adapted to life without light.

Meltdown

What would happen if the ice caps melted and your world was flooded with water? Find out in the Global Meltdown experience!

Key West

Enjoy a beautiful cross section view of colourful fish as they swim among the tree roots of a mangrove lagoon.

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 marketing@reallive.co.uk.

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.