Charles Darwin Research Station, Puerto Ayora

3.8
#2 of 252 in Wildlife in Ecuador
Charles Darwin Research Station allows visitors to learn about natural history and wildlife conservation in the Galapagos. Conducting scientific research and providing environmental education since 1959, the center remains best known for its breeding program for giant tortoises. Visitors can view baby tortoises in incubators, which are raised here until age four and then released into the wild. Explanations in both English and Spanish shed a light on the center's projects and the global goals of conservation efforts. Put Charles Darwin Research Station on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Puerto Ayora trip itinerary site .
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  • Any tourist in Galapagos should visit Charles Darwin Research Center, which ensures the good management of the Archipelago, through sustainable research, and development projects. No matter where you....  more »
  • This place was not as I expected. It has some history and explanations but you only really need about one and half hours to walk round. Go before it gets too hot otherwise all the tortoises take...  more »
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  • The MUST place to visit in this island. Small museum insides to your discovery in historical details of the foundation and the island. Also, come to meet the oldest Galapagos’s tortoise and its descendant. A lot if land iguanas and the sea ones. Be careful on your step. Excellent place.
  • It's free but they really push you down to pay 10$ for guider. It's not ok if you pay 100$ just for entry to Galapagos and 20$ fee for...i don't know? They charge money on every side and even here- you can't enter for free because they make you feel bad that you re not support animals. Museum- Not very much to see. 3 stars only for historical side of this place and work that they put for turtle's.
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