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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, Monte-Carlo

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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 visit Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and get the most from your holiday in Monte-Carlo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Monte-Carlo itinerary maker.
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  • Historical Museum of the Principality of Monaco (Prince) dedicated to the ocean and it research, part of which consists of a huge fish and ocean creatures Museum-a large Oceanarium! Just sometimes exhibited on the ground floor of the modern painters, sculptors, etc. Every time their Exposition is devoted to the ocean or problems associated with the ocean, environment, pollution or poaching. Before visiting the need to buy tickets at the entrance to the Museum.
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  • Nice place. Amazing to see as many fish and other marine animals live together as well. Fun for children and adults. Good idea to walk with children.
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  • The Museum of Oceanography of Monaco is beautiful! Whether large or small, there is something for everyone! Extra: the turtle of the aquarium (it is very rare in see one, this one was confiscated during a seizure of goods).
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  • Amazing day out for all the family, with a great range of discounted tickets for children, students, etc. There were a range of interesting exhibitions on the top two floors, and outstanding views from the rooftop terrace. Below, the aquarium was beautiful, with a great many different species of ocean critters on show. Most of the exhibits and tanks had information available on English, French and Italian, so still plenty to read and learn! The baby shark petting zoo was a particular highlight. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Most interesting museum in Monaco , and perhaps the entire Riviera. It is practically an aquarium with many tropical and Mediterranean fish. There is a small pool where children can touch a live shark. Especially suitable for children. On the top floor has a terrace overlooking Monaco and playground.
  • On of the most intereting museums. View is perfect around the building. The garden next to the muesum is beautiful looking down to the ocean from there is very nice. Streets around the museum are historical and very nice.
  • Super nice and interesting museum, awesome place to come with your family and friends. Hundreds of sea species.
  • A definitive must see during your visit in Monaco. Beautiful aquarium where Jacques Yves Cousteau was director.