Groups and coaches

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus COVID-19 (see our latest updates here) we have taken the decision to suspend all Group sales at this time. Please keep checking back as we will resume bookings once this crisis is over.

Thank you for your understanding.

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


Adult (16 - 59 years) £10.95
Child (3 - 15 years) £6.95  
Student (16+ years with I.D) £8.95 
Senior (60+ years) £8.95
Disabled Child £6.20
Disabled Adult  £8.50
Carer £8.50


All pre-booked groups of 10 or more people receive special discounted rates. In addition to these discounted rates, we also offer one free leader/group organiser with every group (must be at least 10 paying people).

There is a coach drop-off point situated by the BIC, approximately one minutes walk from the Oceanarium. The nearest coach park is at Queen’s Road Car Park – situated just off the Wessex Way (under a mile from the Oceanarium). For further information click here and here.

After your visit allow time to enjoy our beachfront Offshore Café with breathtaking views cross the bay, and time to shop in The Cove for the ideal gift or souvenir.

For further information, and to make your booking, please call 01202 311993 ext 208.

Please note: To receive discounted rates, groups must pre-book 1 week (minimum) before the date of your visit. Groups larger than 20 will be divided into more manageable numbers, with staggered entry into the Oceanarium of at least 10 minutes.

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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.