Amber Museum, Puerto Plata

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Admire an array of fossils at Amber Museum. Opened in 1982, the museum was established by the Costa family and American paleontologist Brandt Ghepart. Situated in a Victorian style colonial era mansion, it houses more than a thousand pieces of Dominican amber. Take a tour of the interior to see the extensive collection of the semi-precious material, some containing insect, plant, or lizard fossils. After the tour, you can pay a visit to the gift shop, where you can purchase souvenirs and pieces of amber. Make Amber Museum a part of your Puerto Plata vacation plans using our Puerto Plata holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Museum has see in town puerto plata has a guide makes you the whole history of the amber very fine pieces exposed
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  • August 11, 2017
    The Ambar museum is great, it's a very small informational museum that's air conditioned. It also has a small gift shop where you can buy the stones.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Ideal for those who love history and all of nature, the place is very cute is so full of amber
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  • June 17, 2017
    Very nice history behind the amber. I think they over exaggerate the ambers.
  • June 19, 2017
    It was a nice, quick stop on the City Tour.
  • February 4, 2017
    Such a cool look into the natural history of this island!
  • March 12, 2016
    Interesting but small. Blue amber is cool tho!
  • January 30, 2016
    Not expansive, Interesting, but not that much to see. They have more for sell, it's just a jewelry shop.

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