Monaco Sights

Musée Océanographique (Oceanography Museum)

  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Perched dramatically on a cliff, this museum is a splendid Edwardian structure, built under Prince Albert I to house specimens collected on amateur explorations. Jacques Cousteau (1910–97) led the missions from 1957 to 1988. The main floor displays skeletons and taxidermy of enormous sea creatures; early submarines and diving gear dating from the Middle Ages; and a few interactive science displays. The main draw is the famous aquarium, a vast complex of backlighted tanks containing countless species of fish, crab, and eel. Make time to visit this musée; if possible, take in one of the remarkable exhibitions, like Shark Lagoon and its 450,000 liter aquarium, running until 2015.

Sight Information

Address:

Av. St-Martin, 98000, Monaco

Phone:

377-93–15–36–00

Website: www.oceano.mc

Sight Details:

  • €14
  • Apr.–June and Sept., daily 10–7; July and Aug., daily 10–8:30; Oct.–Mar., daily 10–6

Published 01/25/2016

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