Renowned for its aquarium and remarkable architecture, the Oceanographic Museum helps to make Monaco an advocate for the ocean.
Perched on the Rocher of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum was founded by Prince Albert I, a pioneer of oceanography. This impressive, cliff-hugging building, officially opened in 1910, is renowned for its aquarium. Ninety pools provide a home for more than 6,000 specimens and 350 species of fish. In summer 2019, a new Marine Animal Rescue Centre was added.
Led by Jacques Cousteau for 31 years, the Oceanographic Museum is a place for culture and discussion, where experiences of protecting the ocean come together through symposiums, exhibitions, educational programmes, and so on.