The Monaco Oceanographic Museum is dedicated to marine science and oceanography, hosting unique collections of marine examples collected by Monaco’s pioneering Prince Albert I who inaugurated the museum in 1910. Jacques-Yves Cousteau was director from 1957 to 1988. The building itself is a masterpiece and took 11 years to build using 100,000 tons of stone. The Museum is set in a beautiful location on the cliff edge of Monaco’s “Rocher” or “rock”. There are beautiful views from the rooftop. The museum is home to unique shark lagoon and a vast aquarium which houses over four thousand species of fish. The museum also hosts fascinating, immersive exhibitions including a 360 degree virtual reality tour under the sea. A really fascinating day out for all the family.
Avenue Saint Martin, Monte-Carlo 98000, Monaco / +377 93 15 36 00 / www.oceano.mc/en