We are a scientific center for educational and recreational purposes. With more than 55 years dedicated to the care of the marine and coastal environment, increasing scientific knowledge, education, culture and public awareness about the sustainable development of the coasts and seas, for the benefit of present and future generations . In order to put ... "the world of the sea within the reach of all."
Our Mission is to ensure the continued perfection of Cuba's coastal landscape exhibitions, scientific research, environmental education and service efficiency.
We specialize in the exhibition of marine-coastal landscapes, we are leaders in environmental education and communication, we participate actively in the process of managing natural resources and in the development of a healthy and cultured recreation, compatible with the values of Cuban society.
We have a group specialized in certain unique topics in the country accumulating vast experience in the management of living collections and in the integral management of marine mammals.
We have a group of scientific marine collections of national and regional reference.
We have prepared an underwater modality, with dolphins, unique in the world.
In the year 1960, from the small group of specialists working in that house of Miramar, national institutions were born that would assume functions in the matter of marine investigations. It was then as a main objective to give life to what would be, and is today, the NATIONAL AQUARIUM OF CUBA, opening its doors on January 23, 1960 to allow the public to see the simple aquariums installed ...
In 2014, the Ministry of Culture (MINCULT) decided to grant, for the first time in the country, the Seal of Quality Web to our institutional site to distinguish the result of the work of the professionals and institutions that guarantee, in the web platforms Cuban, content of high cultural and ideological value required by the country.
Award given by the International Association of Marine Animal Trainers IMATA '98