Oceanographic Museum

Oceanographic Museum

Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. Founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, it was designed as a Palace entirely dedicated to Art and Science.

From the aquariums to the collections of Natural History, including the Shark Lagoon and the Turtle’s Island situated on the panoramic terrace, the Museum offers to visitors a unique learning experience to know, love and protect the oceans.
Faithful to the vision of its Founder «to gather together in a common eclat the two driving forces of civilization: Art and Science», the Oceanographic Museum opens its doors to contemporary art and hosts major exhibitions by renown international artists like Damien Hirst, Huang Yong Ping, Mark Dion and Marc Quinn.

Open daily (except the 25 december and the week end of the Formula 1 Grand-Prix):

  • January to March, 10am – 6pm
  • April to June, 10am – 7pm
  • July and August, 10am – 8.30pm
  • September, 10am – 7pm
  • October to December, 10am – 6pm

Prices (per person):

  • Adults: 14 €
  • Teenagers 13-18 yrs old and students: 10 €
  • Children aged 4-12 yrs old: 7 €

Catering on site possible.

Partially handicapped accessible.

Access Map

Avenue Saint-Martin - Monaco-Ville
Tél. +377 93 15 36 00
Fax +377 93 50 52 97
E-mail : musee@oceano.mc
Website : www.oceano.mc

Visit duration: 2 ½ hours.

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