Galapagos Islands Museums
The Galapagos Islands museums are not really existing but the one centre that can classify as a Galapagos Islands Museums is the Charles Darwin Research Station. This centre is a biological research station operated by the Charles Darwin Foundation. It is located in Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Islands, with satellite offices on Isabela and San Cristóbal islands.
The station established in 1964 in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, serves as a base for Ecuadorian and foreign scientists who work constantly on research and projects for conservation of the Galapagos terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The Charles Darwin Research Station has a Natural History Interpretation Centre and also carries out educational projects in support of conservation
The objectives of the Charles Darwin Research station is to conduct scientific research and environmental education for conservation. The Station has a team of over a hundred scientists, educators, volunteers, research students and support staff from all over the world.
The research centre can be visited and one can see the large number of animals held here for observation and study. The Charles Darwin Research station also protects the last tortoise of a kind that is virtually extinct.