Explore the Oceanarium

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 ten spectacular recreated environments.

Use the Oceanarium's Interactive Map to explore the Aquarium before visiting!


Discover our animal collection from fish, birds and mammals, to invertebrates and reptiles.


Immerse yourself in a world of colour in a magical underwater journey around the waters of the globe.

Our Animal Experiences give you the chance to be even closer to some of the most awesome animals.


Join us for a bite to eat or a spot of shopping.


Fall head over flippers in love with our playful penguin colony.

The Oceanarium offers an enjoyable and educational experience for all the family, find out what there is to do!

Take a look around

Take a virtual tour around the Oceanarium with our new videos! 

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.