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National Aquarium

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Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-592-1509
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Surprisingly Well-Kept

The aquarium has a nice collection of local species with some really nice displays. There are some... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Robert M
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Kissimmee, Florida
Great place for a picnic

75 pesos for locals but still only 300 pesos for tourists. We spent hours here as it was so... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
AndyDaykin1960
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

The aquarium has a nice collection of local species with some really nice displays. There are some incredibly family picnic spots and a great children's area to make this not just a visit to the aquaium, but a family event. Popular with schools, this is...More

1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

75 pesos for locals but still only 300 pesos for tourists. We spent hours here as it was so interesting despite signage being Spanish only. A great place to sit watching the sea and iguanas from the shade and enjoy a picnic. I would come...More

1  Thank AndyDaykin1960
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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Overall we enjoyed our morning at the aquarium. It is a relatively large aquarium so takes a couple of hours to wander around and there are a large variety of creatures to see. Some of the tanks lack a bit of cleaning which is the...More

1  Thank Toni H
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

The setting on the coast is spectacular but the aquarium is run down. If you don't speak Spanish there are no translations. Filled with school children who seemed to be having a great time.

1  Thank bethanybeach6
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have 2 boys 11 and 12 years old and they loved it. They were so excited to be there running around the place. Its not expensive and its a good place to go and spend time with the kids.

1  Thank yomary012
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The manatees looked a little sick but everything else was vibrant and well done. it's not very big but they pack a lot of fun in a small space i have been here 4 times or so and it's always nice to take a look...More

1  Thank Charles L
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

I enjoyed seeing the exhibits But I had no clue what I was observing...for the most part. Everything was in Spanish and I paid twice as much as my host ( who was a resident ) to enter the Aquarium. LoL.

2  Thank gailpioneering
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place have a great view to the ocean! you can be there and sit in front of the ocean with your couple :)

1  Thank Jorge D
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

If one compares this island aquarium to an industrialized nation, one might say that it lacks the shine and luster that most of us are accustomed to seeing. However, remove yourself from those thoughts. You are in the Dominican Republic, a country who struggles to...More

1  Thank msla_drsonny
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The aquarium had plenty of parking and some really good exhibits. The tidal pool was very nice with plenty of sea stars, stingrays, sea cucumbers and fish. The aquariums are mostly clean and have adequate signage. The largest exhibits showcased a coral reef with turtles...More

Thank Jaxhalfnote
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