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National Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Same aquatic animals you may have seen before but unique in itself

This is a nice aquarium where you can enjoy learning about aquatic creatures. No airconditioning... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Narela B
Dallas, Texas
Great place to visit, do not get put off by some of the negative reviews!

I really enjoyed the exhibits, the gardens, the sea view and it represented great value for money... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Avenida Espana No. 75, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a nice aquarium where you can enjoy learning about aquatic creatures. No airconditioning and this is typical in the DR. Hands on activities would be nice.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Narela B
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I really enjoyed the exhibits, the gardens, the sea view and it represented great value for money. I read some of the other reviews on your site so don't get put off by the negative reviews. If you don't like zoos or similar then you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank L6491MPchris
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The aquarium is old and the exhibits are small BUT... there is a lot of local sea life to see while you’re there. They have fresh water and salt water sections and there are exhibits out in the park along with a pretty neat play...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kahnster
Reviewed 16 June 2018

don't waste your time, doesn't have anything what you didn't see it before, it is all the same like everywhere else :)

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank biljanalab
Reviewed 6 March 2018

this was boring germ filled and just sad to see the animals in such bad and poor conditions the cages were awful!!! DONT GO DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 18 January 2018

the aquarium is not too big but the grounds are beautiful and over looking the ocean-- they sell cameras on the grounds and snacks.

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We went to see the aquarium and came out very upset! When we came in we saw very small pool for the turtles( there were 5 big turtle, and it's not big enough for them- like a children's pool ) . The tank windows were...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank 475talm
Reviewed 10 November 2017 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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Joua L
Reviewed 5 September 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

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Cedric M
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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Femic
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