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“poor animals!”
Review of National Aquarium

National Aquarium
Ranked #27 of 208 things to do in Santo Domingo
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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!!!!!!!!!!

1  Thank Kate B
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Reviewed 17 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.

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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 so dirty  it was very  hard to see the animals ( they show you on the website a nice tunnel, but in real life it is very short , dirty and it's hard to see anything). To make things worse, the water is not clean, fool of fruits leftovers And it didn't seem like they care.
There is  one stingray, not swimming, just stending still.
The worst part was to see the mantis  ( sea cow). The water where filthy!!!!!  We have been to a
Other aquariums  around the world, so we know haw it is should be look like. This place looks like an easy way to make money, with zero effort. I am strongly advice you not to support this place until they will change their policy.

2  Thank tal m
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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 ocean and the city to the west was cool. Otherwise the $4USD or 187.5 pesos we spent on tickets didn't seem worth it. If you have time to waste then check out out. If not, skip it. It was also hard to get a taxi or uber because their WiFi was extremely poor.

2  Thank Joua L
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Reviewed 4 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 DR.
There were also a few iguana running around as well as crabs. The overall visit was nice, plenty of sun and an refreshing breeze coming off the edge.
The kids can enjoy a large play area with all types of outdoor rides and in our case they preferred being outside than inside viewing the fish. Then entire area was cleaned and well maintained even with the large crowd.
We took a taxi so I am not sure about parking and there was a fee to enter but I do not recall the cost.

2  Thank Cedric M
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