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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

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Address: Avenue Saint Martin, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: +377 93 15 36 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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It's amazing place

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is amazing place where you can see almost everything. The building is so huge and so beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is amazing place where you can see almost everything. The building is so huge and so beautiful.

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NYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short walk from the Royal Palace of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum is a must see. Viewing this landmark building from top to bottom...on the rooftop terrace level you can visit a family of turtles while you have extraordinary, sunny views of the French Riviera (and can eat at the cafe),,,going downstairs, you are in the historic portion of the... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I did never expect to see all the sea life in this Museum! Very enjoyable, just go, you are bound to enjoy it!

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Bonn, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit! Look out for the whale skeleton with the broken (and healed) ribs - most likely a pre-industrial ship strike.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe not the best aquarium in the world but it is very nice nonetheless. A bit pricey though. Just a few hundred meters away from the aquarium you can get a great view of the city and harbor. great spot for photo taking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the walking tour to the Palace, gardens and then walked past the Museum. It is a beautiful building but we had done enough museums for a while so we just walked around and sat for a while to soak in the ambience. It is, however, situation in a lovely acreage

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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my personal opinion and I do not have the scientific background BUT - the tanks appear really small for some species. The overall museum is beautiful from the outside, perched high on the rock but inside? There are much better aquariums / museums elsewhere, this one is not worth a visit.

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MuseeOceanographique, Responsable relations clients at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, responded to this review

Hello ! Thanks for your opinion :) It is true that we are not the biggest Museum in the World, but what we have to offer is a different experience in a unique place with a unique story written successfully by the Prince Albert Ier, the great Jacques-Yves Cousteau and others :) Many of these species are territorial species. Our... More 

Netanya, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice collection of species. entry fee is a bit expensive for a family. really loved the end of the tour touching the baby sharks

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a remarkable collection and quite brilliantly displayed. Interpretation of exhibits has come a long way in recent years and Monaco has learned well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool place to take the kids or just go wonder around on a rainy day. Great views over Monaco when you're walking up from the port. It's worth a quick wonder around the palace as it's just across the road! So kills 2 birds really.

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