Musée Océanographique de Monaco

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INFO Musée Océanographique de Monaco is a museum for marine sciences in Monte Carlo commissioned by Prince Albert I in 1901. The museum houses over 6,000 sea animal specimens, many of which were collected during Prince Albert... ... read more

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    Monaco
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    Avenue Saint Martin
    98000 Monaco-Ville, Monaco

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Musée Océanographique de Monaco Information

Musée Océanographique de Monaco is a museum for marine sciences in Monte Carlo commissioned by Prince Albert I in 1901. The museum houses over 6,000 sea animal specimens, many of which were collected during Prince Albert’s expeditions.

Situated on a cliff side, the museum features an aquarium with 4,000 species of fish, a shark lagoon, and a rooftop restaurant with stunning views overlooking the Rock of Monaco.

Musée Océanographique, which was once under the direction of French naval officer Jacques Cousteau, has both temporary and permanent collections. Le Salle Whale is the institution’s whale exhibit, which has various marine mammal skeletons on display. The Musée also houses maritime artwork including paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramics.

Other features of Musée Océanographique de Monaco include a family area called Turtle Island, a library, and a reading room. The museum often hosts lectures and seminars on marine science as well.

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Great family fun!
Francesca D. Apr 8, 2013
I found the Monaco Aquarium very interesting and beautiful. I took my 2 year old cousin and she loved it! There are many different species of aquatic life displayed and the Aquarium displays them beautifully. We stayed there all day, and my cousin did not want to leave!
Aquarium Worth Visiting
Tara R. Dec 13, 2012
Sometimes royalty have very strange tastes. The Monaco prince certainly liked aquatic life, and the aquarium is fairly epic. Carved into the rock of Monaco, coming here is an adventure. Hanging around fish is always eye-opening. The aquarium has every species imaginable, and the location—a rock perched precariously on the ocean—is hard to beat. We spent all afternoon in the aquarium and would have stayed longer had opening hours been on our side. Afterwards we wandered around the old town in Monaco talking about how much we wanted to go back to the museum. If that doesn’t give a place five stars, I don’t know what will.
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