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Charles Darwin Research Station
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

a good introduction to the giant turtles. our guide was helpful, and the information and descriptions were an asset

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

After all the bad reviews we wern't even going to go here, but were glad we did. If you are tight on time skip it, but if you can spare 45 minutes go. The place is like a zoo, but it helps to read the info on the land tortises to learn about these cool land giants. We also went to a private farm to view the tortises, but they didn't have the info on them like the Darwin center. If you can do both to get the most out of enjoying these fun critters.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

It was educational but not impressive. The kids learned a lot but where bored at the end. There is more to see in the island, since we saw turtles on the first day in a green area we did not like seeing them at the station.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

A quaint little museum that is close by the beach and allows you to see some of the native and rate species in the Galapagos while still being close to a beach and a short walking distance from the town.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This research center is easily accessible from town. It's main exhibit building seemed to be dated and not well maintained. The grounds and walkways through the Tortoise pens were in good shape and worthwhile. I guess they need some proactive sponsors or a more visitor-focused director. As one example, we were in Galapagos in Dec as the rat poisoning eradication was underway. That in itself would have made a very interesting public exhibit. But anything to give a sense of current research would have been good. The private Tortoise farm on another island was more visitor oriented.

Thank Thomas P
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