Meet the creatures


Meet the Creatures is a free activity, These sessions take place on an adhoc basis, subject to availability.

Experience includes

Visitors can get hands on and find out more about creatures like the starfish and bearded dragon. 

These sessions take place on an adhoc basis, subject to availability.

Don't forget - Tickets are valid all day so you can come and go as you please, take the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing break in our family-friendly Offshore Cafe, which proudly brews Starbucks coffee and serves a range of meals and refreshments.


Children under 3 yrs FREE!! See other tickets


Keep in touch

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.