Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

4.1
#5 of 14 in Parks in Panama City
Nature / Park Wildlife Area
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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  • It has very friendly and expert people, very well care species and is not like Zoo but a centre of scientific dissemination. It is in a key location for watching boats passing the channel. But they are few activities. Just in one hour
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  • These facilities promise a different and educational visit in contact with nature. You have the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna Panamanian and mainly on the marine life of both oceans.
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  • The museum is located at the beach. The view is lovely! There is a nice walk in the forest where you can read explanations on the vegetation and weather. The exhibits are nice but somewhat scarce. The...  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.

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