Museo Nacional de Historia Natural

The National Natural History Museum brings together three distinct exhibits to present a complete picture of the natural character of the Dominican Republic. Visitors will be able to explore the rich showcases and learn all there is to know about the extended natural geography of the nation.


The museum's three main exhibits are "The Universe", "The Earth", and "The Ecology". "The Universe" presents theories and exhibits concerning the solar system, galaxy, and beyond. Moving from here, guests will quickly downsize to "The Earth" which focuses particularly on the geological and geographical growth of the Antilles. The final room, "The Ecology" focuses on life on the Dominican Republic, and the different ecosystems that make up the nation.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Santo Domingo if you plan on visiting Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, as travelers to this region of the Dominican Republic will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their time there. There are a good collection of hotels in the area around this attraction.

Hotels near Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Courtyard Santo Domingo Downtown Hotel 0.4 mi. (2.1 km) SW
Barceló Santo Domingo Hotel 0.4 mi. (2.3 km) NW
Aurora Del Sol Hotel 0.5 mi. (2.5 km) NW
Hotel Europa Motel 0.6 mi. (0.9 km) SE
Renaissance Jaragua Hotel and Casino Hotel 0.8 mi. (1.1 km) SE
Crowne Plaza InterContinetal Santo Domingo Resort 1.0 mi. (0.7 km) SE
Quality Hotel Santo Domingo Hotel 1.0 mi. (0.9 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Spirited travelers might likely be charmed by the region because of the opportunities for open-air pursuits. Museum patrons also wishing to get in a game of golf should consider going to the closest course, Isabel Villas Golf. Many days can also be filled with time at Guibia Beach, the most close-by beach. While the options above may be the closest, you will still find a good selection of similar outdoor activities. Guests will find a fair number of indoor places to visit in the vicinity. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two more interesting places nearby to visit--Plaza de la Cultura and Museo del Hombre Dominicano.


Operating Hours

The museum is open from 10:00am until 5:00pm everyday except for Monday.


The cost of admission into the museum is 50 Pesos, which is a little more than $1. Note that the museum may charge more than the direct conversion if paying in American Dollars.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 689-0106 Or (809) 689-0106 ext. 09

Location: Juan Pablo Duarte, Plaza de la Cultura, Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic


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