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Aquariums, exhibitions, games and relaxation…the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco lets you dive into the marine world. From aquariums to its shark lagoon, passing through the Turtle Island located on the panoramic terrace, it offers a unique...more
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We visited the aquarium with our kids and we loved it! There are plenty of fish to see and also a nice display upstairs on the dedication of Monaco to preserving the oceans and sea life. Was a highlight of our time in Monaco.
Jacque Cousteau was the director here until 1988. The ocean museum had its 100th birthday in 2010. We should all look that good. The cost is: Adults (19 and over): €11 (low season), €14 (standard season), €16 (peak season). September and October are Standard Season...More
The world famous Oceanographic Museum is located on "the rock", a short walk from other main attractions of the Principailty including the Prince's Palace and the Cathedral. Take bus 1 or 2, it's just steps away from the terminus. The most interesting part (which will...More
The museum itself is nicely structured and gives insides about many different topics: sea animals / history of boating etc. Even though the sea world has some spectacular fish, their aquariums are super small and some have almost no space to move, which is quite...More
We took the bus number 2 from SNCF station to Monaco Ville, the musuem is very close. The musuem has 2 floors of aquarium, 1 floor of ocean collectibles and dinasour remains and top floor for Monaco city view.
Overall happy with the experience but...More
I absolutely cannot fault this place. We were in a day trip from Nice and decided to get the combined ticket with the car museum, which reduced the price. It was a bit of a walk from the train station with small children, but the...More
We were hiking around Monte Carlo, and decided to take the “boat taxi” from the Marina to the Oceanographic Museum.
One can get there via bus, or boat taxi, but if you use the boat taxi it is a a bit of steep walk up...More
I would have given 3.5 out of 5 if possible as the exhibits did not disappoint and feeding time with sharks is always bound to excite. There is an expansion under way and that might clinch the extra 1/2 point.
The venue calls itself a...More
Where are you walking from? We walked from Port Hercule and found there are two ways to get to the museum: one requires a fairly significant uphill walk; the other is easier and includes an escalator but it is a little... More
Where are you walking from? We walked from Port Hercule and found there are two ways to get to the museum: one requires a fairly significant uphill walk; the other is easier and includes an escalator but it is a little more difficult to find. You also have to navigate through a car park to get to / from the escalator. You can also walk to if from the Cathedral--a nice, flat, pretty walk which includes some very nice overlooks.
The building is attractive but don't think you can get a photo like the iconic ones: there are building right across the street so you would have to have access to them to get the same view. You can walk to the backside, which is pretty impressive with the waves spraying the rocks and adding drama. There is also a small 'mall' above the car park and also a small garden (we didn't go in) adjoining the museum.
As mentioned, it is easy enough to get to/ from the Museum to the Cathedral, where the Grimaldis are buried, and beyond that is a short and flat walk to the palace so yes, if you are walkers there is a nice chain of things to see. Again, check the route if you start at the palace you may find it a steep uphill walk--or take one of the buses which are cheap and efficient and avoid the climb.
Monte Carlo is a tiny place--just about the same as Central Park--so nothing is really far away from something else. The only thing to note is that it is a city built vertically into the mountainsides so using the buses is an optimum way to get around the city and see the sites.