The Bournemouth Aquarium

Take an underwater adventure at Bournemouth Oceanarium and explore 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.

The Oceanarium is located on Bournemouth seafront, next to the pier.

Your underwater adventure centres around the waters of the world with hundreds of different species from flamboyant clown fish and tiny terrapins, sharks and piranhas with 10 recreated environments.

Penguin Beach Encounter
Fall head over flippers in love with the newest residents, a colony of 10 playful penguins in Penguin Beach Encounter.

Clownfish and seahorse can be viewed in the Marine Research Laboratory as well as the beautiful coral nursery, home to starfish and cleaner shrimp.

Otter Oasis
Watch the adorable otter family swim, splash, feed and play in their naturally themed oasis.

Crocodile Rocks is home to a pair of female African Dwarf Crocodiles.

From Morocco to Mozambique, discover freshwater creatures including Chinese water dragons plus the upside down catfish native to the River Ganges.

Great Barrier Reef
Stroll through the impressive underwater tunnel where native Barrier Reef creatures are waiting to be discovered.

The Abyss
Marvel at the mysterious creatures of the dark depths of the ocean that have adapted to life without light.

Interactive Dive Cage
Come face to face with a virtual great white shark, dolphin and manta ray.

Global Meltdown
What would happen if the ice caps melted and your world was flooded with water? Find out in the Global Meltdown experience!

Key West
Enjoy a beautiful cross section view of colourful fish as they swim among the tree roots of a mangrove lagoon.



  • Pier Approach
  • Bournemouth
  • Dorset
  • BH2 5AA