The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, art and nature united

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is an institution that offers information and activities related to the marine world, along with art exhibitions

Visiting the Principality of Monaco offers many surprises. We already know that this small country represents luxury and a lifestyle that escapes most European citizens. Among those jewels that open up in the country of Monagues is the Oceanographic Museum of Monacoa unique building which was built on a cliff that opens to the Mediterranean and whose highest part is located 85 meters above it. The building is dedicated to the marine world, from its facades to the interior of the rooms.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco has some 6,500 square meters open to the public, in a series of exhibitions that present more than 6,000 specimens of the marine world. The museum was opened on March 29, 1910, which is why it has been offering a space for knowledge of the seabed and the animals that inhabit it. It was created by Prince Albert I, great-great-grandfather of the current sovereign, Albert II of Monaco, with the idea of ​​spreading knowledge and respect for the oceans.

the building of Oceanographic Museum of Monaco It took eleven years to build and for this, carved stone from La Turbie was used, a town that has a quarry from which this stone comes. In its rooms are the exhibition spaces with topics such as the Shark Lagoonthe Turtle Islandas well as an interesting collection of objects found at the bottom of the seawhich also add value to the different samples of the Museum.

The Monaco Oceanographic Museum took eleven years to buildAmong the various animals found in the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco are both live specimens and whale skeletons, seabed models and an extensive display of marine flora and fauna. In addition, in the gardens that surround the building you can see a bathyscaphe designed by the well-known Jacques Cousteau, who has participated in the development and popularization of the Museum during his life. In addition to displaying marine life, the Museum offers contemporary art exhibitions to unite art with the natural world.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco also offers different animation activities, which allow visitors to interact with sharks and discover other secrets of the sea and oceans in an active and fun way. The hours of this Museum are from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the months of January, February and March; from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the months of March, April and May and in July and August it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The month of September is from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the rest of the months from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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