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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  • You can be amazed to see the underwater world, although fish are in captivity, we're speechless in front of diversity, and it encourages us to protect this world in danger. 2 hours without seeing the time past.
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  • There’s was a lot to see here including the beauty of the museum itself! Well curated and had a lot to see from live animals to whale skeletons to antique oceanic equipment. Definitely worth the admis...  more »
  • We visited the aquarium during our day in Monaco as we had done most things on our itinerary in the morning. There was no line so we were able to buy tickets and head straight in. I thought it was a g...  more »
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  • Great place to spend half a day with the kids. The museum itself is small, but it boasts a massive sharks aquarium and has a great playground for the kids on the rooftop with great views of monaco. There's also a coffee/restaurant on the top, great for a quick lunch . The building's architecture is quite unique in the sense that it was built on the rock with one of its facade towering over the cliff some 85 meters above sea level.
  • Very much enjoyed our walk around the museum. Was super quiet and it took us 2 hours to get around it. It was small and very open yet still a lot of small things to see and the aquarium was super clean and the lighting within the room was perfect, very calming. Will certainly visit again if ever in Monaco and would recommend to people who are staying in Monaco/Nice. Entrance fee is 14 Euro
  • We were told not to miss this oceanographic museum and so we did not. Surely, we have found some interesting species to admire which we never saw before but except for that I would say my expectations were a bit different since I would have thought to find a wider aquarium and many more animals to "behold". The last two floors are interesting to visit either for the fossils and for the view of the city of Monaco, very lovely.
  • The famous oceanographic museum founded by Mr Jacques-Yves Cousteau. One of the most beautiful museum in the world. You can find so much species of fish, sharks and etc. A must for anyone who visits Monaco. It's also one of the biggest research center in oceanography in the world. It's wonderful for adults and children.
  • So interesting, such a lot of thought put into it. I am fascinated in marine life and want to be a marine biologist one day. Many professional staff on hand to answer all my questions, and I had a lot.
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