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Oceanographic Museum, Monaco
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Avenue Saint-Martin
Monaco-Ville 98000
Principality of Monaco
+377 93 15 36 00
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Mold of a Giant Squid, Oceanographic Museum


Photo by M. Dagnino, courtesy of Musée Océanographique

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco - Musée Océanographique de Monaco - may not be in France yet it's the most popular tourist attraction on the French Riviera. This Monte Carlo must-see, dedicated to oceanography and marine biology, boasts an impressive aquarium and broad range of marine exhibits. View the skeleton of an enormous whale. See the mold of a giant squid. Dally at Shark Lagoon and gain insight to life on coral reef. Gawk at 600 fish. What better place to learn about marine life than the institute once headed by Jacques Cousteau?
Getting There
Monaco's Oceanographic Museum is located on Avenue Saint-Martin and is situated near the Cathedral in Monaco Ville. The museum is reachable by foot, bus and car. The hike from the seafront is an uphill climb. The foot ramp from the New Port winds through San Martin Gardens. Buses 1 and 2 both stop at Place de la Visitation, a 2-minute walk from the museum. The nearest car park is Chemin des Pêcheurs on Avenue de la Quarantaine. The car park has an elevator.
Hours & Times
The museum is open daily 9:30 - 19:00 in April, May, June and September, 9:30 - 19:30 in July and August and 9:00 - 18:00 from October through March. The museum is closed on the day of the Monaco Grand Prix.
Admission & Fees
Admission is charged. A reduced rate is available for kids aged 4 -18. Children under 4 are free of charge.
Things to Keep in Mind
Family programs are frequently offered. Advance registration may be required. Allow 2-3 hours for the visit.
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