If you are headed to Santo Domingo with kids, there is a wonderful interactive experience waiting for them. The place is called Peképolis. It is an educational park where they can take on many roles: T.V news anchor, veterinarian, pediatrician, chef, firefighter, consumer, archaeologists, police officer, detective...etc. It is very similar to Divercity in Colombia with a few additional community worker stations. The kids got to pick jobs, and earned money by performing tasks. Our kids loved it. I would love one of these museums here in Illinois.
Each of the different stations, like the bank, or ice cream parlor, gives the kids a chance to interact with a guide and learn a little bit about the trade. The kids took care of babies, and rescued treasures all while learning and having fun!