The Musée Océanographique in Monaco is the perfect family outing when you’re on the Côte d’Azur! Dive into the tropics and discover the exciting life of a coral reef and its inhabitants.
A TEMPLE OF THE SEA
The Musée Océanographique, built on the side of the cliff, rises 85 m above the sea.
When visiting the Musée Océanographique in Monaco, you can see over 6,000 specimens in the pools of this temple of the sea. For example, you can touch a starfish, stroke a baby shark and even feed the fish. Unless you’re staring open-mouthed at the impressive 2.8-ton suspended whale skeleton! A hundred or so aquariums and ponds including the shark lagoon where turtles, moray eels and giant guitarfish coexist with these impressive predators. With its world-renowned expertise, visiting the Musée Océanographique in Monaco is a must during your stay on the Côte d’Azur.
SOME OF THE HISTORY OF THE MUSÉE OCEANOGRAPHIQUE IN MONACO!
Sailor and trailblazer in oceanography and attracted by travel and science from an early age, Prince Albert I conducted 28 scientific campaigns dedicating a large part of his life to the study of the oceans. To promote knowledge of oceanography, he designed a temple entirely dedicated to the sea: the Musée Océanographique in Monaco. Set up in 1906, this non-profit foundation is based on two institutions: the Musée Océanographique in Monaco and the Maison des Océans in Paris.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Activities are available on Wednesday afternoons, weekends and during school holidays.
Among the activities for your children: 360 degree exploration of the marine world, digital experiences and marine curiosities, activities based on the whale skeleton, tactile pool with the possibility of feeding the animals, caressing a baby shark or touching a starfish, discovering piranhas… These activities offer another look at the marine environment and make children aware of the marine world.
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Welcome to one of the smallest countries in the world: Monaco. A few kilometres from Nice, the Principality of Monaco is a must for your stay on the Côte d’Azur. Known worldwide for its glamour, luxury hotels and Michelin starred restaurants, its Palais Princier and its famous Grand Prix: Monaco the grandiose will not fail to amaze you. Here are our selection of the Top 10 things you should see and do in Monaco.