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Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

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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. Add Punta Culebra Nature Center to your Panama City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Panama City vacation route planner.
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  • I went with my 3 young children - $5 for adults, $1 for kids. It is a small park with beautiful views. We enjoyed the forest walk - there were signs in English explaining some of the flora and fauna i...  more »
  • Nice location at the end of a long road into the sea in Panama City. The park itself is small but has a number of attractions for wildlife lovers including a frog house, aquariums and a couple of wood...  more »
  • Very small but informative we loved seeing the animals but I didn't like that the tanks seem very dirty and small mostly for the sharks The have frogs fishes turtles and a sloth Is a nice place to go ...  more »
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  • First and foremost, this is a very small attraction. Don't expect a large facility. The staff are very friendly. The exhibits are very interesting, but, once again, small. The views are wonderful and worth it alone. You can touch sharks, starfish and rays. There are sloths hanging in trees around the center. The frog exhibit has some very cool species. It's definitely worth a short visit if you are in the area.
  • Small, but admission is only $5. Good place to spend a few hours. Very nice views, educational, and interesting.
  • Small, but nice place to see some animal and sea life.
  • Very nice place you can see slaths and iguanas along with very unique frogs collections. Worth visit
  • Beautiful place to see some sea stars and fishes and talk with the amazing people that works with the Smithsonian. Great place for kids to visit.