A Short Tour of the Pack Ice at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Christmas activities from 23 December 2017 to 7 January 2018

Under a beautiful mantle of snow, the Oceanographic Museum invites elves big and small to unravel the mysteries of the pack ice, in a new activity with a delightful decor ... On their return from a trip to the polar lands, a breathtaking dive into the marine world awaits the visitors, who will be able to discover the fluorescent coral, watch a 360° film in the company of sperm whales and experience feeding time for the sharks... Thrilling activities to end the year on a high note!

On the Program:

Adventure at the North Pole

What do you know about the Snowy Owl?  What does the Arctic hare feed on?  How do the Inuit protect themselves from the cold?  Look for all these answers under the "big white veil" that will transport you to the heart of the Arctic with its tales and legends, to meet its inhabitants.

• Every day at 11.15 a.m., 12.15 p.m., 1.15 p.m., 2.15 p.m., 3.15 p.m. and 4.15 p.m.

• Children aged 3 to 12, a maximum of 15 children per session, duration:  40 mins

• Meeting Place:  Entrance Hall (Level 0)

Bookings on line, at the ticket offices and at the Activities Reception.

• Video presentation:  http://bit.ly/Animation_Arctique

Digital Experience based on the Largest Cabinet of Marine Curiosities

Created in 2011 by artist Mark Dion, Oceanomania is the world's largest cabinet of marine items.  Skeletons, fossils, scale models, diving suits, chimera, precious books ... there are so many things to (re)discover in 3D via an interactive touch screen totem!  Have fun navigating the museum's heritage using a touch screen and share these experiences on social networks using the selfie option and its amusing filters.

ImmerSEAve 360°:  two films for an unforgettable dive in the oceans

"Little Big Whale":  The poetic story of an old sperm whale and its travels in the Great Ocean.  One day, he meets Man ... Through sensational 360° images, experience these giants who travel the seas of the world, listen to them talking and breathing at their own rhythm.  "Tubbataha 360°."  Then embark for the Philippines with the Oceanographic Institute and dive into one of the most beautiful seas in the world, in the Tubbataha Natural Park.  Experience the thrills of a dive with no mask or snorkel and without getting wet!

• Every day at 12.30 p.m., 1.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m., and 4.30 p.m.

• Duration:  30 mins

• Meeting Place:  Entrance Hall (Level 0)

Bookings on line, at the ticket offices and at the Activities Reception.

The Touch Pool

Get close to a starfish, feel the prickles of a sea urchin, stroke a baby Mediterranean shark ... for 45 minutes, with the help of the activity leaders, you can learn with your hands!

• Every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon.

• Every day at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

• Meeting Place:  Entrance Hall (Level 0)

• Children aged 3 to 12, a maximum of 15 children per session, duration:  40 mins

Bookings on line, at the ticket offices and at the Activities Reception.

Feed the Animals in the Touch Pool

Become an aquariologist and feed the species in the touch pool.  An opportunity for children to enjoy a unique encounter with animals!

• Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon.

• Children aged 4 to 12, a maximum of 15 children per session, duration:  40 mins.

• Meeting Place:  Entrance Hall (Level 0)

Bookings on line, at the ticket offices and at the Activities Reception.

The Museum Decks out the Whale Room and its Skeletons with Sound and Light

Let yourself be carried away by this magical moment and see the skeletons of the fin whale, killer whale and narwhal as you have never seen them before.

• To be discovered every hour of the day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Whale Room (Level 1).

Feeding Time for the Fish

The daily meal for the residents of the shark lagoon!  This spectacular time is a unique opportunity to chat to the staff.  Seated in front of the aquarium with their eyes fixed on the fish, children won't miss a single moment!

• Every day:  at 11.15 a.m.  Meeting Place:  Aquarium (Level -1)

Discover the Fluorescent Coral

Stones, animals or plants?  In a night-time atmosphere, around a 5,000-liter tropical tank, come and discover the mystery of the fluorescent coral, an astonishing species with almost unreal coloring …

• Every day:  Activities at 12 noon Fluorescent Coral Room (Level 0)

• Watch the coral fluoresce every hour for 15 minutes.

Come to the Feeding Session

Accompanied by an activity leader, be present at the meal of one of the museum's residents while finding out about the habits and secrets of the aquariologists!

• Every day at 5.15 p.m.  Meeting Place:  Aquarium, Tropical Room (level -2)

"I Protect the Oceans"

Via a brand new, unusual tank, created in collaboration with the artist Philippe Pasqua, the Oceanographic Museum invites you to discover something that all too often is found on the seabed and coasts ... rubbish!  This work was designed as part of the campaign launched by the European Union, entitled "The world's aquariums are committed to combating marine pollution."

• Every day at 5.30 p.m.  Meet at the Aquarium, Tropical Room (Level -2)

Programme subject to modification

BORDERLINE, by Philippe Pasqua – Just few days left to see the exhibition!

With more than 400,000 visitors since it opened in May, this exhibition has been extended until 7 January 2018 - 10 works in an "XXL" format (8 sculptures and 2 paintings) have been exhibited in their entirety.  A giant turtle trapped in a fishing net, a shark measuring almost 10 meters long, the victim of human activity, exhibited like a trophy ... The artist questions the spectators about their relationship with nature, death and rebirth.

Further Information:

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Restaurant:  + 377 93 15 36 16

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