Otter Oasis

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

Please note - Essential maintenance work is being carried out on the otter enclosure, however you can still see our otter family cuddled up or playing in their holt right next to their enclosure.

Following a £150,000 investment, this naturally themed display which is home to our very cute Oriental small clawed otter family was opened in May 2011! Set in a lush bamboo forest with rocky pools and flowing streams, you can watch Stan & Roxy swim underwater, splash, feed and play in their luxury home, and see their otter juveniles Mo, Jess and Sophie (born August 2012) learn, develop and enjoy all their new experiences!

They are the Oceanarium’s first mammals and are a fantastic addition to the ever-growing aquatic family – you will love them!

See the pups make their TV debut back when they were very young in 2012 here.

See all animals in this ecosystem

Children under 3 yrs FREE!! See other tickets


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Aquarist for a day

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.