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Address: Galapagos Islands | Charles Darwin Avenue, Puerto Ayora 200350, Ecuador
Phone Number: 52526146
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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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Well looked after facility, 15-20 minutes walk from the city. Lots of turtles and lots of kinds. Must-see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Part of the research center was closed for renovation. We were able to see the deformed turtles and Iguanas. I understood the part that was closed was the breeding area. The first few years of a turtles life is spent here then when they are stronger they are released into the wild. I would have been disappointed but it was... More 

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San Antonio,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful visit. Recommend taking the side trails - you never know what you might find. Interesting exhibits - thought the different foods of the turtles was most intriguing.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice walk around the station and learned a lot from the information boards and videos, but it felt like most of the places were closed. The beaches were fantastic as you can see loads of marine iguanas swimming, basking and spitting!

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cainrs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well looked after facility, 15-20 minutes walk from the city. Lots of turtles and lots of kinds. Must-see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here, because it was recommented every where in the travel Books even in the Lonly Planet - a place you have to visit in Santa Cruz Island. But it was nothing special. Some parts of the Station are in work right now (September 2016) so not all the Stations were open. You will see some turtles and laguanos.

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KITCHENER, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a short walk from the place were taxi dropped us. Not everything was open, but we could see a lot of big turtles. It is good to combine visit at Darwin center with snorkeling at beach called Playa de La Estacion located just before center. We snorkeled over there and saw a lot of small fishes and were... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not what we expected yes some turtles but not a planned area looks like they just add on as they get money.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think everyone knows about Charles Darwin, he was the discoverer of the Galapagos Islands. We visited the station on our last day in Galapagos, you can visit this place on your own, but is good to have a local guide who can explain about the Darwin story. Edit Tip Puerto Ayora Things to Do: 24 reviews and 111 photos... More 

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Lelystad, Flevoland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to maintenance the biggest part if the centre is closed for already more then a year. Now you can see just some turtles and iguanas. And there is a small but interesting visitors Centre.

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place with a little museum (the museum is not that impressive, but you can learn some interesting facts here and get a turtle stamp in your passport). The nicest part of the station is breading center, where you can see a lot of huge turtles and some yellow iguanas. There is also a little bar here in... More 

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