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 plan Monte-Carlo vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • vintage and informative, beautiful and surprising, magical and beautiful, even the outside are a feast for the eyes
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  • A visit worth visiting. Very beautiful fish, the aquarium is interesting, instructive. The Museum is surprising by its beauty. The common and the bathroom could be cleaner.
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  • Unless it is pouring with rain outside I wouldn't bother. The displays of fish are on the ground floor. Compared to other aquariums around the world this is quite poor re the displays. Most of the tan...  more »
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  • A fun aquarium, not large but lots to see downstairs. Upstairs a little dryer but still interesting. For 14Eur it's a bit if a bargain and can be done in an hour and a bit. Well worth it. Watch out for parents who can't control kids and adults who are still amazed by smart phones pushing them up against the glass for fish videos they'll never watch again!
  • Parking is okay if you don't go during a really busy time (entrance is before the museum underground). The museum is we'll set up but I can't help thinking that some of the fish tanks are extremely small (especially for the flat fish). Good information at each stand. Wheelchair and pram access is not good at all. There are elevators however you still need to make your way up/down a flight of stairs to get anywhere.
  • One of the best marine museums in Europe. There is a vast variety of exhibition from sea creatures to aquatic culture, modern arts and history. The displays are well organized so it’s very easy and entertaining to go through the whole museum. The museum itself is a majestic building with glorious view on the top floor.
  • Great aquarium with a wide variety of animals from sharks to jellyfish. The upstairs is a great museum with an impressive collection. Also fantastic views from the roof of the city.
  • Crowded but interesting. Seems funny to read something from 1903 which mentioned how important our oceans were. But those words were never taken heed of.

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