Charles Darwin Research Station tips
Tim Winkworth, from our supplier the Family Adventure Company, shares a Galápagos travel tip:
If the Charles Darwin Research Centre was anywhere else, it would be really interesting and really important. But because you're surrounded by such great, real-life experiences in the Galápagos, the centre is just a bit dry in comparison. Especially these days, when there are such great museums with interactive experiences and all these things kids can get involved in – it’s a bit of a disappointment. I can understand why they don't put more money into it, because no matter how much they spend, they won't get any more visitors; everyone who goes to the Galápagos already goes to the centre. And it's never going to be the major draw. The best thing about it is that first and foremost it's a research centre, and that's why it’s there. They open it up to let people learn – but they're not trying to be an open museum or education centre for the public. That’s the secondary aspect of it. And I do quite like that."