Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas Town

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is located in Bocas Town. Make Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute a part of your Bocas Town vacation plans using our Bocas Town trip itinerary builder.
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  • the park itself as procediamos from costa rica, not us surprised, but if its red frogs hard to see due to their tiny size, comment that you apart from showy are poisonous
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  • STRI has a public outreach program by which you can learn about what happens there and learn about the area 
  • We visited the stand of the STRI in the fair of the sea and they told us that there are guided tours Thursday and Friday at 3 and 4 p.m. on Thursday at 3:50, and the security guard were us Indian esperaramos out until 4:00 to that time let us pass us give the visitor pass and sign the book. The guide we provide binoculars and a sheet with pictures of birds most common which you can see, the first activity is to spot birds from a huge balcony... the guide helps you spot birds and other animals that are in the surrounding area, have some fossils on display and general information about the Smithsonian. Then they take you to the area of marine life that are ponds with different samples of animals from the area. And there is one in which you can touch the species: cucumbers, sea stars, corals, etc. At the end take you to the dock where we saw a manta ray baby, shoals of fish, clams, etc. He guide you explains very well the elements of the ecosystem that are them typical of Bocos that perhaps not you take much importance. The Center is a field of study for scientists from all over the world. In the place there is also a station weather of the NOAA, which takes data and the forwards of form remote to the system of collection of info of that important institution.
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