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National Aquarium

#26 of 195 things to do in Santo Domingo Features Animals
Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-592-1509
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Nice place for kids

As a couple (no kids) we enjoyed an hour here. Some fun fishes and small sharks, but we felt pretty... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Femic
,
Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
via mobile
Need maintenance

Has a good variety of species, including sharks, and some interesting fishes. Need more signals... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Penelope_Brasil
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Sao Paulo, SP
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

As a couple (no kids) we enjoyed an hour here. Some fun fishes and small sharks, but we felt pretty bad about the way too small aquariums they have to live in. The park attached to it (including playground) is a great place for a...More

Thank Femic
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Has a good variety of species, including sharks, and some interesting fishes. Need more signals and maintenance. Viist if you have free time, not on the top list.

Thank Penelope_Brasil
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The acquarium it self was nice nothing extradonary. What I loved most was the outside grounds of the aquarium. When you exit though the back you have get a beautiful view of the ocean. There is alot of green space to sit and relax or...More

Thank Yellowillow
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Darlene M
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

Thank Robert M
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

Thank AndyDaykin1960
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

Thank Toni H
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
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.

Thank yomary012
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