The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is a neo-baroque style public oceanographic-aquarium museum on the Rock of Monaco. It was founded facing the Mediterranean Sea in 1889 by Prince Albert I of Monaco, and inaugurated in 1910.

Founded by Prince Albert I, the museum was run by Commander Cousteau from 1957 to 1988. This 6,000 m2 monument is the most imposing on the Rock (along with the Palace of Monaco and the Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate). It is built on the cliffside, 85 m high, and has about a hundred ponds, home to a large collection of 350 types of fish, over 6,000 other species, and more than 600,000 annual visitors. Moreover, the latter have the opportunity to relax and take a moment to reconnect with the Ocean. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic the museum remains closed, but will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. In line with current safety measures, all tickets will be digital.

As for the must-see attractions, there is the touch pool and ImmerSEAve 360°. These are just some of the attractions enabling young and old to reconnect with the ocean and unlock a passion for exploring. Other experiences available at the museum, include: immersion in the Great Barrier Reef, exploration of the marine world in virtual reality or a space-time journey aboard Princess Alice II (Prince Albert I’s famous laboratory boat).