Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

4.0
#5 of 20 in Parks in Panama City
Discover Panama's biodiversity at Punta Culebra Nature Center, an outdoor museum focused on conservation of tropical marine life. Aquariums and exhibits paint a comprehensive picture of the sheer number of animals present in the surrounding sea and tropical forests. You'll encounter iguanas, tropical fish and birds, exotic frogs, sea turtles, and sloths, as well as a number of sedentary species such as starfish, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins. Follow the trail through a stretch of tropical dry forest, guided by an informative docent. Take a look at our Panama City attractions app to schedule your visit to Punta Culebra Nature Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Well, the thing is that I love nature very much! And Biomuseum with the 17$ fee for the entrance was just waste of time. But this place... it’s just very cool and it’s pure nature! Iguanas were all ov...  more »
  • Although It is a very interesting place, I find it small for what they charge. It Can improve substantially although the concept is very good. We liked it a lot, but again, it can improve.
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  • It Is A very nice place to meet and take photos, ideal for children and adults who like wildlife, you can see raccoons, turtles, fish and other marine animals. I recommend It to complement the walk in Punta Culebra, there is parking and you must pay the entrance. It's Worth a visit.
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  • Small. Still it was a nice break from the city. Quite a few nice views. Two resident sloths. A friendly iguana. Friendly staff. Great for kids. $7 is a bit high for such a simple site. This is a nice park, not "scientific" attraction. The Smithsonian connection is tenuous at best. Fabulous frogs? Cool your jets superman I saw half a dozen frogs. I've seen better collections not even mentioned in other museums (example: Atlanta Botanical Garden). Good luck. I will send friends...
  • Small aquarium and also has amphibious and sloths. Friendly staff. Excellent view of the Canal traffic. A couple of picnic areas that are family friendly. We truly enjoyed our visit. But this is not a big city facility. More like a small town aquarium. It needs some repairs and maintenance.
  • Best place to be guaranteed to see sloths. Geared mostly towards children and they only accept cash at the gate but worth it if you want to see sloths up close.
  • Small and cash only, but great for an afternoon of learning about wildlife. Good for kids, friendly staff, no gift shop currently
  • Beautiful nature center. Need more English speaking personnel
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