College & Universities

The Oceanarium brings your group face to face with a vast array of creatures from the furthest reaches of the globe. An all-weather experience, suitable for all ages and abilities, the Oceanarium is ideally situated on Bournemouth’s beautiful seafront.


All college and university groups of 10 or more paying people are eligible to receive special discounted rates when tickets are booked at least 1 week in advance.


College/University student (16+ years)


Free leader ratio
Self-guided Prices (off peak / peak)
£12.99 / £13.99
Session or Tour Prices (off peak / peak)
£13.99 / £14.99

Peak months are May to July and off peak are August to April.

  • Must book at least 1 week in advance to receive these discounted rates.  Please note the group bookings co-ordinator works office hours.
  • To make your visit more manageable, we suggest keeping groups to a maximum of 20 , with staggered entry into the Oceanarium of at least 20 minutes and keeping to your allotted arrival times.  
  • To ease overcrowding in our admissions area, please wait outside for all your group to arrive and enter through admissions together  at the allocated times.
  • Groups must be supervised at all times by the accompanying adults/group leader.  Any person found to be constantly disruptive or inconsiderate to other visitors will be asked to leave.
  • Bookings on weekend and school holiday are only available for a maximum of 20 people from 3 pm onwards. Request for larger groups or arrival before 3 pm are not available.
  • We accept both payment by invoice or payment by card/cash on arrival. You will need to let us know how you wish to pay upon booking.