Built on the side of the legendary Monaco rock, the Oceanographic Museum has watched over the oceans for over a century. Founded by Prince Albert I, great-great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, it was designed as a palace completely devoted to Art and Science. Towering 85 meters above the waves, it invites visitors to discover over 6000 specimens in their spectacular underwater environment. Centre of exchange and culture, it deals with the issues surrounding the protection of the oceans, humanityâ€™s common heritage. From aquariums to historic collections, including the Shark Lagoon and Turtle Island on the panoramic terrace, the Museum oï¬€ers a unique opportunity to know, love and protect the oceans.