The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is a must-see in the South East of France and more particularly on the French Riviera. It was founded in 1889 by Prince Albert I of Monaco, and inaugurated in 1910.
It is an imposing building of 6,000m² welcoming no less than 675,000 visitors per year. Its particularity, in addition to being one of the most imposing buildings in Monaco, is that it is installed on a cliffside and it goes down to the sea, 85 meters below. It is made up of 90 basins containing 50 species of fish for a total of more than 6,000 specimens.
The museum takes part in many programs fighting for the protection of endangered marine species. These are programs to repopulate, so we have a coral farm, programs promoting the reproduction of clown fish, seahorses, cuttlefish. It is therefore a committed museum that has chosen to fight to save endangered marine species.
In addition to a great diversity in terms of marine species, you will also find within this museum, many objects of art and crafts related to the sea. The aim of the museum is to learn and raise awareness and to make people discover the variety of the marine world.
Numerous exhibitions have also taken place in partnership with the National Museum of Monaco, as well as symposiums, conferences and awareness actions. As you have understood, the Oceanographic Museum is a place for information, awareness and discovery of the marine world. We can speak of wonder in view of the marine diversity they offer.
We strongly recommend that you go and visit this museum, especially with your children, for whom such diversity will seem like a bit of magic.
– Address : Avenue Saint-Martin
– Rates : 10 € for children from 4 to 17 years old and 16 € for adults
– Hours: 10 am – 7 pm