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The Oceanographic Museum is in summer mode and is offering a wealth of activities until 4 September 2013
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco's summer programme
From 10 am to 8 pm: Shark Stroking Pool. Meet at the temporary exhibition room (Level 0)
Gently and with respect, visitors can enjoy close contact with sharks! Helped by the Museum's activity leaders, visitors can slip a hand into the water to stroke the back or side of a Pyjama shark, Leopard shark or Smooth-Hound shark. An unforgettable experience.
11 am: Feeding time for the fish
Meet at the Aquarium (Level -1)
The "residents'" daily meal is a spectacular, not-to-be-missed interactive show. Sitting in front of the aquarium, their eyes riveted on the fish, children won't miss a minute of it.
12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm: Shark Exhibition Discovery Tour
Meet at the Whale Room (Salle de la Baleine) (Level 1)
Who are they? Where do they live? Are they dangerous? An activity leader will explain the thousand and one facets of these mysterious predators, from the tips of the sharks' teeth to their fins and from the Mediterranean to the other side of the world. During their visit, visitors will undertake a virtual dive to make contact with sharks. They'll have the magical world of these feared but endangered creatures at their fingertips – when it comes to Man or shark, the predator isn't necessarily the one you'd think …
1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm: The Touch Pool! (Special ticket and registration at the ticket offices) Meet in the Entrance Hall (Level 0)
Get close to starfish, feel the prickles of a sea urchin, stroke a baby shark from the Mediterranean … For 45 minutes, guided by the activity leaders, small children can learn with their hands!
5 pm and 7 pm: Meet the Tortoises
Meet on the panoramic terrace (Level 2)
Who's hiding under the biggest shell in the world? An activity leader will explain the characteristics of the Spurred Tortoises, which have come down through the centuries and are now under threat.
From 11 am to 8 pm: The Cinema of the Sea
Meet in the Lecture Room (Salle de Conférences) (Level 0)
A special programme of films linked to the "Sharks" exhibition to enable you to better understand these lords of the sea.
And finally, a different way of discovering the Museum! Evening Visits!
Every Wednesday in July and August, until midnight, meet shark experts at lectures for the general public (8.30 pm), by speakers who are both fascinated and fascinating …
Further information on: www.oceano.org
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