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National Aquarium

Address: Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number: 809-592-1509
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It´s a really well built place and they take effort to make you welcome, they pay extra attention to children / es un sitio muy bien hecho, te hacen sentori muy bien y prestan mucha atención a los niños para explicar todo.

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Bethlehem
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The National Aquarium of Santo Domingo is located on a beautiful tropical park overlooking the Caribbean. It's definitely modest compared to some aquariums, but it's just right for an active preschooler. My son especially loved the sea turtles, sharks, and free roaming iguana in the park. I loved that many of the exhibits were open and accessible. The bathrooms were... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

visited end of sept first of all if you're white the price is double then if you're dominican. i had to convince the lady that i live here for me to even be able to conivince my self i wanted to go in. secondly... if theres a higher price for tourists then the descriptions of every animal should be available... More 

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Venice
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I liked the setting in which the aquarium is set in. By the ocean on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea.. While touring the tanks you can smell the salt in the air and hear the surf. They have a wonderful video program to watch about the building of the aquarium and an excellent whale skeleton on display.

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santo domingo, rep. dominicana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The ticket is almost free, 20 Dominican pesos, less than a dollar. Is a regular size, but different area. Its true is getting old, the is why they always remodeling. But the central corridor with the sharks, barracudas, and other big specimens is really amazing specially for the kids. Also the collection of horse sea, and the coral reef is... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you have been to big aquariums worldwide, please don't go. It's an o.k. aquarium and it has decreased quality with time, mostly due to lack of investment and maintenance.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Acuario Nacional is an aquarium worth visiting if you're in Santo Domingo. Although it is relatively small, there is a lot to see here. There are ponds that you can get up close to, a large skeleton of a whale, and there is an underwater tunnel that you can walk through! The displays are informative, with lots of signs explaining... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Outdoor aquarium adjacent to the ocean. Nice view/scenery of the ocean, great for sitting on the bench and enjoying the outdoors. Small aquarium that provided something to do to kill some time-nothing spectacular.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A few weeks ago I visited Santo Domingo Acuario Nacional during a mini vacation. I have to say the layout is very nice, extremely clean and spacious. The tanks holding the fish were dirty (in comparison to those I have seen in the US) but the kids that were there seemed to be enjoying themselves very much so that's most... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Acuario Nacional. It was about a half hour walk from my hotel, the Acuarium Suites Resort. Many types of sea and fresh water fish were on display including a couple sharks. There were also a few turtles, lobsters, shell fish, etc. It is actually rather a basic aquarium. There were also a few dinosaur... More 

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