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Musée Océanographique de Monaco
Jan to Mar - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM,Apr to Jun - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Jul to Aug - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 08:30 PM,Sep - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM,Oct to Dec - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 06:00 PMThis world-famous museum was founded by Prince Albert I in 1910. Albert, who was deeply involved in and had a great passion for oceanography, decided to turn the place into a palace entirely devoted to the sciences of the sea. This majestic construction, built above the Mediterranean sea, features an underground zone filled with 80 aquariums, as well as a ground floor dedicated to skeletons of sea animals such as the blue whale (20 meters / 65 feet long) or the Japanese Crab (2 meters / 6.5 feet in diameter). The first floor is a general exhibition of Prince Albert I's various sea-faring explorations. .