One of the most famous aquarium’s in the UK is the Bournemouth Oceanarium. It is located right on the beach in Bournemouth so it’s not something you can miss if you doing a beach day!. It is a popular tourist attraction for locals and foreigners with a beautiful s view into life under the sea. The aquarium is full of entertaining activities as well as the most beautiful sea creatures.
Types of Sea Life
Bournemouth Oceanarium is home to countless sea creatures. While here you will have real encounters with sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, dwarf crocodiles, and the beautiful clownfish. This is just to name a few. Obviously weather is not a problem so you can visit year round.
If you have never seen a penguin up close then they also found at the Bournemouth aquarium. They are very friendly and playful. You can even attend the penguin feeding session that runs daily.
The other creatures you may encounter are zebra sharks, turtles, red devil eels, Cownose rays, bream, Guitarfish, piranha, upside-down catfish, green sea turtles and southern stingrays.
Otter Oasis is a special section setup just for otters. The kids will over this and when yo are done and need a break why not drop the kids off at the Kids Play Zone and sip on a coffee outside with a beautiful view of the beach.
Once you are done with you coffee one last pat of the Bournemouth Oceanarium you must visit is Crocodile Rocks to see some crocodiles. The kids will love it!
Interactive Cage Diving
Something you might want to do at the Oceanarium is an interactive cage dive. A first of it’s kind globally! If water is not your thing and you want to stay dry then this is for you!
You’ll be submerged in an interactive experience with up to the 270 degrees virtual cage diving views. You are surrounded by three 50 inch plasma touch screen that you can tap to see more information about the sea creatures that are swimming by you.
You see sharks, dolphins, manta rays in your interactive experience among many more wonders of the deep! This technology also features a fantastic encounter with a Blue Whale that happens to… What does it do? Well you’ll just have to find out yourself by actually going to Bournemouth Oceanarium.
A perfect experience for the kids!
Getting to Bournemouth Oceanarium
Head to the beach. It’s that simple. Bournemouth Oceanarium is right in the middle of Bournemouth Beach.
If you need to head to our offices after your visit at the aquarium it’s easy to get back to us. Use the driving directions below. Done reading? Head back to our homepage.
Up next is Lower Gardens. Why not visit the park as it’s right next to the Oceanarium anyhow!