Oceanographic museum #oceanmonaco

oceanographic museum

Oceanographic museum #oceanmonaco

Regular readers of this blog know I would rather see the outside of a museum than inside. Honestly I have always had this idea of if I can’t take picture of it why would I go in? I am sure there are art pieces that stay with you forever but let’s be real not all are Van Gogh. Most likely after the visit I would forget 90% of the pieces hence why I love taking pictures. But most museums just want you to see, not touch or take pictures. Even though I understand I still don’t like it. 

Oceanographic museum

Entrance to the Museum: To the Left is the Shark Museum and To the right is the voyage and lab exhibit

When I walked into the Oceanographic Museum this was my view. Somehow I got lost in this image right here, I had to take a minute to take it all in. Luckily with #oceanomonaco you can take pictures so once I managed to close my mouth I took a picture. I was truly transfixed at this entrance I mean what an entrance.

Oceanographic museum

Entering the top floor of the oceanographical museum on the right are these skeletons. I was already hyper at this point of what’s to come and what a preparation.

The Shark Museum

When you enter the museum you’re caught off guard by the magnificent display of seaslife creatures on the ceiling. It’s just so unbelievably amazing and every piece has information about habitat, where they are found and what they eat. The museum even has seats in front of some display cabinets to give you chance to take it all in. There is a section on sharks where it’s all interactive, where there actually remains a of these creatures. A third section on this floor still same room are pieces that you can touch like shark teeth or skins which are just as sharp.

Oceanographic museum

Oceanographic museum

Once you done exploring the lower part of the museum: two sections with skeletons, one can touch, one can’t. The third part is the interactive part where you learn so much more about the many shark species. Once I was done reading each of the 8+ interactive sections I started to appreciate man is more dangerous than some of the most dangerous sharks in the waters. I have grown up with a great fear of sharks and this museum teaches which are definitely to be scared of and which ones are ok. Ok in the sense that you don’t mess with them they don’t mess with you kind of way.  It was a truly interactive and educational tour and I am so glad I finally entered a museum.

The Voyage

Oceanographic museum

Oceanographic museum

Oceanographic museum

The top deck of this top floor museum houses a lot of marine life species. Not only sharks like the majority of this side of the museum. It was nice going round on the top deck, checking out the shark skeletons hanging in the ceiling.

Once done with this part of the section I walked across the opposite side of the museum. This side was more dedicated to the many boats and laboratory that were used to prepare the many species being brought in. There are journals of Prince Albert I and other explorers detailing their experience exploring the seven seas. It was such an up close and personal side to the museum which I thought was a nice touch and very educational. A little glimpse of the history of the museum, the men behind helping to build the museum collection and many more.

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