Acuario Nacional De CubaCurrently Closed
- Address: Havana, Cuba
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +53-72036401
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids
Started in 1960, the Acuario Nacional De Cuba serves as the national aquarium of Cuba. Its main aim is to preserve the marine creatures found in the waters near Cuba. They started with just 13 fish tanks and slowly gained popularity as new species of animals began to find their way into the aquarium. The organisation has also set up an active team that works towards the education of citizens to protect the marine ecosystems. For this, the aquarium undertakes plenty of research for preserving marine biodiversity. Besides, there are plenty of other fun and interactive programs that bring visitors closer to the life beneath water.
- Cultural shows take place every afternoon in the aquarium.
- You can hire a coco taxi or walk to get here.
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3.04% of people who visit Havana include Acuario Nacional De Cuba in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
44.83% of people start their Acuario Nacional De Cuba visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Acuario Nacional De Cuba
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Acuario Nacional De Cuba
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The shows are good, but rather short. There is pretty loud music during the show. The smaller aquariums showing the caribien sea life are neat. The place itself overall is not well maintained.
Very simpatic staff. It's always a plasure to be there..
Not too many exhibits. You must definitely see the dolphin show to get your money's worth.
Where else can you see a dolphin show (included in the price) for 10 CUC ($15 CDN)? So, go for the dolphin show (kids will love it), but don't expect anything else. The rest of the aquarium is a disaster of filth and crumbling concrete. There are probably more stray cats wandering around than there are fish. At the time of visit, the restaurant was closed. Most of the cement ponds were empty. There is no interpretive material in English. A large poster of the "commandante en jefe" promises a "brilliant future" for the aquarium, but they haven't achieved it yet. Among the exhibits, the only worth seeing are the ponds with sea turtles. Some of the turtles are quite large, but the ponds are very dirty. There are about 20 very small and uninteresting fish tanks. No sharks, no crocodiles. Two sea lions. If you look down from the sea lookout railing, you will see a shelf of Paleozoic rock stratum immediately beneath you embedded with hundreds of very large trilobite fossils (most about 4 inches long). This is very cool.
Many dead fish in tanks. Larger animals had very little space. As an adult i find this place very sad. The kids liked it though.