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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

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Address: Avenue Saint Martin, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
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+377 93 15 36 00
10:00 - 19:00
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Aquariums, exhibitions, games and relaxation…the Oceanographic Museum of...

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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Found this to be just ok, the access to the museum is bit odd as there is no clear indication for entry. But if you decide to walk then it is a nice walk

Reviewed 4 days ago
Monisha G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this to be just ok, the access to the museum is bit odd as there is no clear indication for entry. But if you decide to walk then it is a nice walk

Thank Monisha G
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recommend this aquarium, due to it's reasonable pricing and range of aquatic life. However, the other floors currently appear to have work being done and so there are only two floors of 5 that can be accessed and enjoyed properly.

Thank thebenzenegirl
Province of Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it is nice, but honestly nothing special, and if you've been to the acquarium in Valencia, just leave it!

Thank Chicca631
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very wonderful building with loads of nautical designs in the building itself as well as its exhibits from fish to shells and native sea art, also nice restaurant and views on the roof

Thank watsonline2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first oceanographic museum I've ever visited in the 90's. I returned to Monte Carlo recently and this museum is still the best of its kind I've ever been to. Lots of fish and other ocean species, interesting facts about the sea life and amazing view from the terrace as a bonus.

Thank Soňa V
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an ok visit, but not something to wow you. The oceanograph is quite small and with no activities, it is kind of boring. The museum on the 2nd and 3rd floor are as plain as you can imagine. No interaction what so ever. The only aquarium that is bigger is the one with the sharks. I am quite... More 

Thank Andreea G
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited Monaco for my girlfriends birthday and visited the aquarium. The building housing the aquarium is tremendous and the walk up gives stunning view of Monaco itself. The aquarium is nice but on a busy day can feel cramped and cause you to rush around the displays. The displays themselves are great sporting a wide variety of fish... More 

Thank Psmithy1990
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a visit to the aquarium and museum. All the signs are in French and English. The aquarium in my opinion is the best part with beautiful fish to view in many tanks. The museum is more limited but still interesting and tells the story of the princes's collection of artifacts. The attraction has free WiFi as well and... More 

Thank 274ain274
Norwalk, Iowa, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very fun and relaxing time. It was so much more than an aquarium, it was also a great museum and had a nice rooftop restaurant. Very educational and you get to see unique sea life that you can't elsewhere. What I like the most is you can spend as little or much time as you want based... More 

Thank Shawn Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully laid out museum with an aquarium.well worth a visit . Only blot on the visit was the service in the restaurant. We gave up in the end , as did the couple at the next table .

Thank Annette M

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