The Aquarium of Discovery, a Voyage of Fun. From piranhas to pufferfish, crabs to turtles the Oceanarium is home to some of the planets most amazing animals. Crystal-clear waters and naturally-themed habitats allow close encounters with a dazzling array of underwater life from elegant seahorses to sinister tropical sharks. Journey below the surface of the worlds greatest rivers; the Amazon, Ganges and the Nile and meet weird and wonderful creatures like the upside-down catfish and the giant pacu. Other displays feature the ocean depths, the Mediterranean, Hawaii and even a Caribbean seashore - home to curious cow-nosed rays and vibrant parrotfish! A giant 350,000 litre ocean tank recreates the fragile beauty of Australias Great Barrier Reef and the hundreds of colourful creatures that call it home.The display is also patrolled by groups of tropical sharks, stingrays, eels and even a pair of friendly green turtles.Visitors enjoy a birds eye view of this reef from the safety of a wooden boardwalk before coming face to face with the worlds oldest and greatest natural predators, the sharks, inside an amazing underwater tunnel.
It is conveniently located right by the Bournemouth Pier and hard to miss. Open daily from 10 am and well worth a visit. I think my favourite part was the pool set in a South pacific theme where the sea turtle said "hello" once in a while. I also liked walking through the aquarium tunnel where fishies and sharks swam right over your head.
If you like fishes and the rest of see animals then you are not going to miss this ocenarium.it's divided in several parts like hawaii, africa, amton and so on.you can see everything from small cute fishes to sharks.
Great selection of marine life and displays, kept me and the family entertained for hours.
A little pricey on entry(£9) but had a discount as a student.
Immerse yourself in a sea of colour, with 8 spectacular recreated environments which are:
1.Marvel at peculiar catfish, graceful freshwater rays and the intriguing red devil cichlids in the Oceanarium’s Amazon display.
2.Following a £150,000 investment, this brand new naturally themed display is now home to two very cute Oriental small clawed otters! Set in a lush bamboo forest with rocky pools and flowing waters.
3.Explore the Ganges and Africa displays - see a myriad of barbs and cichlids, find out about bizarre snake-necked turtles and the curious upsidedown catfish, and don’t miss the water dragons living above the water.
4.The Marine Research Lab is home to some of the world’s most unusual inhabitants. Take a closer look at boxfish, seahorses and everyone’s favourite, the clownfish. Take a peek at the coral nursery and discover spiny-tailed lizards and horsefield tortoises in the Reptile Sanctuary.
5.Experience the world’s first Interactive Dive Cage and take a virtual adventure to discover more about magnificent sea creatures including great white sharks, dolphins and manta rays – without getting wet!
6.Stroll underwater in our amazing tunnel and meet sharks and stingrays whilst enormous green sea turtles swim above your head.
7.Venture in to the darkest depths of the Abyss and find out more about the eerie creatures that live without light.
8.The final display in the Oceanarium adventure is the Key West display, home to some unusual species of shark, including horn sharks and zebra sharks as well as the guitarfish – the shark with the head of a ray!
And don’t forget your ticket is valid all day. Talks take place at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.