Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monte-Carlo

4.2
Must see · Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Housed in an architecturally impressive building which teeters on a cliff edge looking out to sea, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco offers educational marine exhibits in an opulent setting. Home to the Mediterranean Science Commission, the museum provides exhibits that will delight young and old. Highlights include the shark lagoon with its 6 m (20 ft) glass walls, where you can see blacktip reef sharks, nurse sharks, sea turtles, and moray eels. Move through the museum to see the turtle island and the tactile pool, which gives kids a chance to touch the fauna and flora of the Mediterranean. To plan Monte-Carlo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • the ocean makes me feel at home, so much so that when I am inland I want it to death. There is something in the ocean that gives me peace, quiet. " "Never underestimate the power of the ocean." "I...  more »
  • The main attraction of this aquarium is the building itself and the large center tank which is home to two reef sharks, one turtle and a large nurse shark, surrounded by a few dozen other smaller...  more »
  • It is clean and well maintained. It was very crowded although we went in the morning. Get tour tickets online if you can to avoid queuing.  more »
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  • An amazing time at the museum, lots of things to see and learn about. We spent the whole day there with kids 5 and 8 y.o. and they enjoyed all of it. The turtles exhibition is very interesting. Also don’t miss the chance to register for the Tactile experience, smart staff explains the marine life and kids have a great time. Restaurant on top is great with very reasonable prices. We feel that the management is doing a great job at ensuring we visitors have a great day and learn at the same time. Thanks for that.
  • I have visited this place 3 times in the last few years and I love it every time. Excellent attention to detail and informative signage in several languages. Just an amazing place to visit. Easy to spend an entire day here between the aquarium, museum and rooftop terrace. If you are at all considering a visit, stop debating it and just make it happen.
  • Well worth the visit! An exquisite museum and aquarium, with exhibits for all ages. A must see in Monaco for anyone! My husband and I appreciated the modern conservation exhibits, as well as the history of the museum and the royal family and their commitment to research and exploration.
  • a really good museum to spend a number of hours on. the amount of species described is well detailed at each level. Marine animals / corals are indicated with correct Latin names. The aquarium section is one of the most well-kept I have seen to be so large, here it seems that those who work are dealing with the challenges required to keep a marine life going. simply thumbs up
  • In my opinion this is the main attraction of the “Rock”. The “Temple of the sea” built more than 100 years ago by Prince Albert I, how was a passionate navigator and explorer. Inaugurated in 1910 after 11 years of construction this 4 story building looks like is carved in stone. More than 4000 species of fish and 200 invertebrates calls home more than 90 tanks. The lagoon is the main attraction. One floor is dedicated to the career of navigator and marine researcher of Prince Albert I who led 28 expeditions. One of the first submarines is exposed here. In a shape of a wooden barrel and rudimentary ways of powering and maneuvering its incredible that was able to submerses.

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