Exhibition

Collective exhibition entitled "Médusé!" on the theme of jellyfish organised by the MC Nuances AssociationFrom Saturday 28 June to Sunday 27 July, Musée Océanographique
27 Jun

Jellyfish Exhibition at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

From 28 June to 27 July 2014, the artists of MC Nuances will exhibit their work on the world of jellyfish

Following the exhibitions "Octopus & Co" "Octopus & Cie" on cephalopods in 2011 and "Croc'Art" on sharks in 2013, the Monegasque association MC Nuances is returning to the Oceanographic Museum for a third collaborative exhibition.  (The title of the exhibition, "Médusé," meaning "dumbfounded," is a play on words on "Méduse," the French word for jellyfish).

Seventeen artists from the MC Nuances association have taken up the challenge of painting the world of the creatures that are colonising the oceans and coasts – jellyfish.  The artists will exhibit forty of so of their works in the lecture room of the Museum.

These creative, colourful works invite visitors to take a completely new look at jellyfish.

Further information:  www.oceano.org


7 Jul

Special ‘Summer Holiday’ programme at Monaco Oceanographic Museum

During the school holidays, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is organising workshops and activities to unveil the secrets of the sea

Numerous events, for young and old alike, will run until 31 August 2014.

 

This summer, visitors will be able to learn all about piranhas.

 

Thanks to an exhibition of works by Chinese artists, sharks will no longer be a mystery, and the bravest visitors will be able to stroke these much feared animals.

 

Is coral an animal or a plant? With the help of the Liquid Galaxy simulator, magnifying glasses and microscopes, visitors will be able to explore the world of these tiny creatures.

 

New aquariums have also been installed, where you can find the most iconic inhabitants of the ocean.

 

 

A member of staff will reveal all about the lives of tortoises during an encounter with these reptiles and their shells.

 

Visitors will not want to miss feeding time for our residents at the Shark Lagoon.

 

Finally, the Tactile Pool offers the opportunity to spend 45 minutes stroking a star fish, a sea urchin or a baby shark, and discover other secrets of the sea.

 

Every day from 13.30 to 18.00, films will be shown at the Sea Cinema: The Mystery of Whale Sharks, In the Eyes of Sharks, Swimming with Sharks, Sharks under Scrutiny, Guadalupe White Sharks, and Requiem for a Giant.

 

Once a week, one lucky visitor will be selected to receive a souvenir photograph as a memento of their visit to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

 

With the exception of the Tactile Pool, events and film screenings are included as part of the ticket price.

 

The activity programme will run until 31 August 2014.

 

For more information, visit  www.oceano.mc