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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

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Avenue Saint Martin, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
+377 93 15 36 00
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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 opportunity to know, love and protect the oceans. A crossroads between Art and Science, this Temple of the Sea is home to over 6,000 specimens and priceless collections of Natural History. Come and visit, with our exhibitions and events, you too can experience the depths of the oceans…
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  • Average11%
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Avenue Saint Martin, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
+377 93 15 36 00
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is avoidable specially keeping in mind that there are many other things to do in Monte Carlo. The only positive of the visit was the location of the museum was the location (by the sea) and the roof top restaurant which is good...More

Thank Ayush63
Reviewed 5 days ago

An incredible experience, this well designed presentation is a treat. The larger sea life is shown in huge tanks, and the smaller seahorses and jelly fish are presented in an up-close manner with variable lighting offering a unique experience. Not well sign posted, the location...More

Thank DRS69
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a yellow submarine outside the museum and evokes the beatles song! It was so cute and while on the tour we stood outside to sing the tune. The building itself is gorgeous and huge and oh so clean. Nothing in Monaco seems to see...More

Thank Ricki21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve developped the habit of visiting the Museum almost every year for the past 15 years. I can say with certainty that it has never stopped surprising me. Over the years, Monaco keeps investing its time and energy in this beautiful structure, which is for...More

Thank Olga L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nipped in here on the off chance and it was just brilliant. The building itself just looks great and as son as you get inside there's a large sculpture of a tree ahead of some huge shelving with jars of nautical things in. The aquarium...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning historical building! First you enter the aquarium with touch board in three languages to view information on the sea creature you are viewing in the tank infront of you. They had animals I had never seen before like salamanders and shark eggs also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared very well to some of the best aquariums around the world. Wanted to buy a lot more souvenirs but staff was to rude and disrespectful to give them my money.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Monaco, you simply must visit this place. Provides great insight in Monaco's strong engagement in and support of oceanographic exploration and the imperative of ocean conservation. Fabulous exhibits and an amazing rooftop terrace with views of the Mediterranean and the city....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not visit the museum part of the attraction, just the aquarium, as my mum was getting tired. But even just the aquarium is plenty to see. The Musee Oceanographique de Monaco is not a world-renouned attraction for nothing. From huge sharks to tiny...More

Thank LondonSquirrel42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perched on top of the cliffs in an impressive building it provides an excellent insight to the oceans and oceanography along with a spectacular aquarium, with plenty of multilingual interactive services. A trip to the roof terrace gives some spectacular views. Well worth a visit.

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Crina M
September 22, 2017|
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Response from BhutanIsHeaven | Reviewed this property |
Crina, In September and October (season) the price for an adult is 14euros. For teenagers and students, it is 10 and for children it is 7. Combo with palace costs 19, 11 and 7 respectively. Other combos are with the Prince's... More
Crina M
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Response from jellybeancom | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I can't recall! It was part of our entry with the Palace at Monaco. Well worth it... great value for money!
October 27, 2015|
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Response from MuseeOceanographique | Property representative |
Of course you could walk everywhere if you wish, but it's a long distance. You're better off taking the bus 1 or 2 until casino.
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