The Interpretation Center of San Cristobal was opened as a phase of the project “Plan of Interpretation and Environmental Education for the Galapagos Islands», funded by the Government of Spain through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) in coordination with the Galapagos National Park and the support of the Charles Darwin Foundation.
The Interpretation Center takes us through the history and settlement of the islands. Visitors can enjoy expositions on natural history, human history and conservation via panels in English and Spanish, as well as smaller exhibits and old photographs.
The natural history explains the different natural facts, such as the volcanic origin of the islands, the distance between the mainland, its currents, the special climate, the arrival of different species, etc. The exposition room of Human History gives a chronological overview of the discovery and colonization of the Galapagos. The Human History exhibit narrates chronologically the most significant events related to the discovery and colonization of the Galapagos.
The second section describes the reality of today’s Galapagos: the problems and the struggle of several institutions and individuals to conserve Galapagos. The Center also has an outdoor theater and a cinema.