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National Aquarium

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Address: Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
+1 809-592-1509
09:30 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 17:30

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A didatic Aquarium for students

This aquarium is not the biggest of the world, but the majesty of teaching visitors explaining about the ecosystems and species is very creative. It's worth knowing about corals... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Bauru, SP
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Bauru, SP
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This aquarium is not the biggest of the world, but the majesty of teaching visitors explaining about the ecosystems and species is very creative. It's worth knowing about corals and its structure.

Thank CelsoSO
Managua, Nicaragua
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Turtles, turtles, fishes and more turtles. LOL, need more animals, I was pleased with the ocean view. Just lovely. There is also kids park in the back of the aquarium. Lazy sharks! They sleep all day. A huge turtle sleeps on their heads and yet..they don't wake up. This aquarium needs repairs. The windows are leaking water from the tunnel.

Thank Darlene M
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 aquarium does a great job representing the nation and is certainly recommended as a place... More 

Thank Robert M
Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 back to this as there is so much to it.

Thank AndyDaykin1960
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 only thing that stops this being a great morning out. Other than that, this is... More 

Thank Toni H
Bethesda, MD
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank bethanybeach6
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 at the fish here in the aquarium

Thank Charles L
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

Thank gailpioneering
Dominican Republic
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

Thank Jorge D
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134 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 keep its lights on.. literally. View the success of this aquarium on the fact, that... More 

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