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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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If you have time to waste, go see it. If not, don't.

Many of the tanks were empty. We were some of the only guests there. The only cool thing was the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joua L
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
via mobile
The Children Love It

A nice alternative for the kids. On our visit we found a large variety of fish as well as two... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
Cedric M
Memphis, Tennessee
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  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many of the tanks were empty. We were some of the only guests there. The only cool thing was the tunnel going under one large tank but it was pretty short. We got a lot of mosquito bites, so wear repellant. The view of the...More

Thank Joua L
Reviewed September 4, 2017

A nice alternative for the kids. On our visit we found a large variety of fish as well as two Manatees, Sea Turtles and a few Nurse Sharks. The waters surrounding the area were the bluest I'd seen during any of my visits to the...More

Thank Cedric M
Reviewed June 19, 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 June 5, 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 April 8, 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 February 20, 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 January 11, 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 January 10, 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 January 6, 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 January 1, 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
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