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National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

Open daily 6am-6pm
1 Cau Da Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam

The basics

Displays at the National Oceanographic Museum are arranged across two floors. The ground floor is home to a range of aquarium tanks housing a variety of marine life, including reef sharks, turtles, anemones, pufferfish, lionfish, clownfish, seahorses, and a whole array of colorful coral. Upstairs, visitors will find preserved specimens, a collection of local boats and various fishing-related articles, and a 60-foot (18-meter) long humpback whale skeleton. Many half and full-day tours of Nha Trang include a stop at the museum, as well as the Long Son Pagoda, Po Nagar Cham Towers, and the Dam Market.

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Things to know before you go

  • Don’t forget your camera; photography is permitted inside the museum.
  • Visit the museum with a local guide for a deeper insight into the history and significance of what you’re seeing.
  • Informational displays within the museum are in both Vietnamese and English.
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How to get there

The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is located in the port village of Bao Dai, approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Nha Trang. The best way to reach it is by taxi or motorcycle.

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When to get there

Its location a bit outside of town means the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam rarely gets crowded. The air-conditioned facility makes an excellent escape from a downpour or particularly hot afternoon.

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Must-Visit Temples in Vietnam

Long sandy beaches and a laidback vibe make Nha Trang a surprisingly family-friendly destination. Visitors traveling with kids in tow will find several attractions and activities to choose from. The hands-on Alexandre Yersin Museum appeals to curious kids with interactive exhibits near the city center, while the Vinpearl cable car takes families to Vinpearl Land, a theme park with rides, an arcade, and an aquarium. Head out of town to Yang Bay to walk the nature trails or spend some time in the colorful butterfly garden.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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