Archaeological activities at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique this August

Monaco’s Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique is always worth a look in, but there are a few family-friendly activities this August that history and astronomy sleuths really shouldn’t miss!

The Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique (MAP) or Prehistoric Anthropology Museum in Monaco is offering two calendar-worthy experiences to the public this month.  

On 24th August, the museum will host a “Night at the Museum” event, from 9pm to 11pm, where those “passionate about astronomy and newbies alike are invited to look at the sky through a telescope” and learn more about the heavens above.  

Information and educational stands will be set up, guided tours available and a talk on the theme of “The Place of Man in the Universe: In Space, Time, Matter and Living Things” will be given by noted astrophysicist Cédric Jacob. 

Another special event and exhibit to catch this summer is that commemorating Prince Albert I, who opened the museum in 1902.  

“Prince Albert I had more than one string to his bow,” reads the museum’s website, “but did you know that he also played a major role in the research and history of archaeology? The antiquity of man, the first methodical excavations, the exploration of decorated caves… Some examples which show that Albert I was at the heart – and even at the origin – of the greatest archaeological discoveries and revolutions [of his time].”  

This exhibition is open daily from 9am to 6pm.  

Reservations are requested to ensure the comfort of visitors. For more information, click here.  

To see more of the museum, check out our Instagram video below…


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Photo source: Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique