Holidays in Oceanarium

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Oceanarium featuring marine life as well as a small group of people

Face fearsome sharks, feed the giant turtles and explore the tanks full of colorful animals you never knew existed.

The Oceanarium is a chance to see and interact with remarkable marine life in large tanks. It stands out from most typical aquariums with its interactive elements, allowing you to meet and play with the animals. Try to identify the more than 150 species of fish, from sharks and stingrays to clownfish and pufferfish.

A tour of the aquarium should take between 1 and 2 hours. Peruse the mysterious tanks full of bizarre animals, such as the epaulette shark, the lionfish and the moray eel.

Look for opportunities to Meet the Creatures, when you are able to get close to the animals. Hold a tarantula or an iguana and touch the starfish and bearded dragons. The Feeding Experience is a hit with the kids, who are able to prepare food and offer it to turtles during a presentation.

Take on the Face Your Fears challenge to hold a python snake and learn about these cold-blooded enigmas. Become an aquarist by working with the Oceanarium’s team for an entire day. This adventure is the ideal way to learn about aquatic life. You’ll start with morning checks and maintenance before feeding and health checks.

Enjoy a snack at the Offshore Café, which has fantastic views of the sea. Sip coffee while watching the waves crash in front of you. Take the kids to the Cove Gift Shop, where you will find souvenirs and toys as well as upscale presents for adults.

The site is open daily from morning until late in the afternoon, although closing times vary depending on the time of year. There is an entrance fee, with discounts for kids, students and families.

The Oceanarium is near the beach in the center of Bournemouth. Walk from the shops and bars of the city center in just a few minutes. The neighborhood has plenty of bus stops. Find Bournemouth Pier to the south and Bournemouth Lower Gardens to the north.

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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$64 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Oceanarium. Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth ...
2.8/5 (925 reviews)
"Beautiful old building very grand in its day"

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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
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The price is AU$117 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bournemouth Lower Gardens, Bournemouth International Centre and Oceanarium. Bournemouth ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (950 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, very clean and modern. Breakfast was excellent. Had a twin room and was really pleased with the large beds. On the downside, the shower head needed descaling, there was only one hook in the bathroom and no towel rail so nowhere to hang wet towels, no coat hooks either in bedroom and ..."

Reviewed on 25 Dec. 2021

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
4 out of 5
34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$132 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Bournemouth City Centre, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth Pavillion ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (641 reviews)
"Lovely comfortable stay"

Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2021

The Orchid Hotel
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Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Bath Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$64 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$117 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
The Orchid Hotel
The Orchid Hotel
4 out of 5
34 Gervis Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$132 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
The Orchid Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
105 St. Michael's Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$151 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
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Hilton Bournemouth
Hilton Bournemouth
4 out of 5
Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$165 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
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Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
Hermitage Hotel OCEANA COLLECTION
4 out of 5
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$79 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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Marsham Court Hotel
Marsham Court Hotel
4 out of 5
3 Russell Cotes Road, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$111 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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The Trouville Hotel
The Trouville Hotel
3 out of 5
5-7 Priory Road, Dorset, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$87 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
4 out of 5
27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
The price is AU$102 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
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