WHAT IS PLANET OCEAN MONTPELLIER?
Experience a breathtaking odyssey! From the depths of the sea to the limits of the universe, children and adults alike will be charmed by the fragile riches of our blue planet…
An immersive expedition to the oceans and the cosmos
With family, friends, alone or in love, live unforgettable moments in the heart of a fascinating journey! Let yourself be hypnotized by the ballet of jellyfish, dare to brave the storm aboard the “Romeo II”, and savor every moment in the company of the adorable Cape penguins!
Educational events with nearly 300 animal species and 9 spatial devices
Have you ever seen the underwater ballet of an eagle ray or explored the cosmos? Animated films, scientific mediation or exchanges with the different animators are enough to touch the heart of the visitors!
An initiatory journey that continues after your visit
Continue your exploration with free conferences and astronomy sessions. Visit the Facebook page of @PlanetOceanMontpellier and subscribe to the website newsletter to learn more!
WHAT ARE THE OPENING HOURS?
School holidays are over! Currently, Planet Ocean Montpellier is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
– OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:
From September to March, Planet Ocean Montpellier opens its doors from Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). From April 1st to August 31st, the site is open from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
– SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (ALL AREAS COMBINED)
During the holidays, Planet Ocean Montpellier is open from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Planet Ocean Montpellier is also open on public holidays with the exception of 25th December and 1st January. Please note that last entry is one hour before the site closes.
HOW DOES A VISIT WORK?
Entry consists of an unguided visit of about two hours. The visit follows a trail guiding you from the bottom of the oceans, all around the Globe and right to the outer limits of our galaxy with the “Universe” zone.
CAN WE GO OUT DURING THE VISIT AND FINISH IT LATER?
For security reasons, any exit from the site is definitive.
WHAT DO THE TICKETS SOLD BY PLANET OCEAN MONTPELLIER GIVE ACCESS TO?
Whether you buy tickets online, through an employee representative committee or at our ticket sales desk, Planet Ocean Montpellier tickets allow you to visit the entire site with access to the aquatic themed areas as well as the astronomical themed areas. Only the “Special Planetarium Session” ticket is different: it gives access to the special planetarium sessions that take place one saturday of the month at 7pm (excludes the visitor trail).
HOW CAN I GET TICKETS?
There are several ways of buying tickets:
1. Buy your tickets online on our website and benefit from special rates and a priority queue.
2. Buy your tickets directly from our ticket sales desks.
3. Buy your tickets from employee representative committees and reseller partners.
WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS?
You can make your payments at all our points of sale (tickets, catering and shop), in cash, credit cards (except American Express), holiday vouchers (ANCV), and culture vouchers.
DO I HAVE TO PRINT THE TICKETS I BOUGHT ONLINE?
If you buy your tickets online, printing is not necessary. However, be sure to download the tickets to your smartphone or tablet and present them at the tills when you arrive.
Please note that if you have a voucher (e. g. Kalidea, AirBus, Tourist Office), it must be printed.
CAN I USE MY TICKETS THE SAME DAY?
As specified before purchase, tickets purchased on our online ticketing system are not immediately valid. Please note that you will only be able to use them one hour after purchase.
IF I ALREADY HAVE TICKETS, DO I HAVE TO QUEUE?
If you have physical or electronic tickets, you can use the priority queue to have your tickets checked and validated at the tills.
CAN WE TAKE PICTURES INSIDE THE SITE?
Photos are allowed. However, please do not use flash.
CAN AN UNACCOMPANIED MINOR VISIT?
In accordance with regulations, children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult during their visit to Planet Ocean Montpellier.
CAN YOU BRING YOUR PET WITH YOU?
Our animal friends are not allowed on site for hygiene and safety reasons, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind.
CAN WE ACCESS THE SITE WITH A SUITCASE?
Due to the Vigipirate security plan, suitcases, hiking bags and other large bags are prohibited within the site.
IS THERE A CLOAKROOM OR LOCKER ROOM INSIDE THE SITE?
Due to the Vigipirate security plan, Planet Ocean Montpellier has neither a cloakroom nor a locker room for the general public.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GALILEAN PLANETARIUM?
The Galileo Planetarium has closed definitively. Planet Ocean Montpellier is the result of the merger between the Aquarium Mare Nostrum and Planétarium Galilée From now on, visitors can explore the underwater world and the confines of the universe by visiting Planet Ocean Montpellier! In addition, planetarium sessions are regularly offered at Planet Ocean.