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Address: Galapagos Islands | Charles Darwin Avenue, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 5-252-6146
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Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research...

Headed by a team of more than two hundred scientists, educators, research volunteers and support staff, this world-wide foundation is dedicated to preserving the Galapagos ecosystems.

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Charles Darwin Research Station

We were a group of nine American international students and our university liaison traveling through Galápagos for a week. The research station was our very last stop before... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tierra Verde, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I originally thought this was just a good place to see giant tortoises but there is so much there to see including a short film within the center itself. It is not large but worth the effort to get there which is a short walk from town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a group of nine American international students and our university liaison traveling through Galápagos for a week. The research station was our very last stop before sailing to Baltras and flying back to Quito. The animals at the station are amazing, and although we had already encountered nearly every species there in the wild (we had done a... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The information in the building is very interesting and the tortoise center is fun to walk through. The breeding center on Isabela is better for seeing the totoises. It is an easy walk from the dock.

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Lincoln NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visitor center is interesting, but the outer lying areas were under construction and many exhibits were closed. Fun to learn about turtle hatching work,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tortuga population is limited, though they are really giant. While I understand the mission of the place it is disappointing to see them and the single land iguana behind fences. It is just like a zoo.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the history and science of the work done by scientists from around the world. We arrived late in the day and quite tired, but the displays inside were perfect. Hiking the path uphill in the Research Station was not as pleasant after a couple of hikes already that day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don'y get me wrong this place does some amazing work & it looks like they are trying to modernise the place but where they keep the animals is a bit stark & reminds me of the original zoo pens. Not sure if they have a guide book or audio guides we had a guide from the ship who showed us... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy walk from town and worth it to see the huge turtles. The displays in the main building are attractive and informative.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charles Darwin Research Station is a useful place to get more information about the Galapagos Islands and its biodiversity. Do not miss the opportunity to take a grasp of Galapagos underwater biodiversity at "Biomar" by snorkeling around the station beach, there are two short beaches to get around and sun tanning

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we were visiting the Galapagos this site was still under some new construction and those areas were not open to the public yet. Our guide pointed out many plants and animals that are only found on the islands. The best part was seeing 3 different types of giant tortoises. They are original to different islands and have features specific... More 

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