Our last stop in Santo Domingo was the National Aquarium. I am not a fan of places where animals are kept in captivity; but this aquarium has a lot to offer. Their rehabilitation program strives to rescue, care for, and release animals back to their natural habitats. The aquarium grounds are also the home of free roaming rhinoceros iguanas who apparently enjoy human company. The kids ate Popsicles while one of the iguanas came to visit.
One of my favorite parts of the aquarium was the outdoor exhibits. The kids favorite part was the marine-themed playground.