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Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is a non-profit initiative of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute that offers visitors an open-air experience focused primarily on tropical sciences and education, research and interpretation of tropical...more
Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
The Punta Culebra Nature Centre is surprisingly quiet. Personally it has been one of my favourite things to do in Panama City and costs just $7 for general admission. Within the Centre they have touch pools in which you can touch star fish, sea cucumbers...More
It has only a small exhibition, displaying frogs of Panama and basin with sea turtles and sea stars, but it’s a neat center set in a small piece of rainforest that has several sloths, anteaters, iguanas and all kinds if tropical birds. Nice, helpful staff...More
Interestingly, this is an extension of the Smithsonian. It costs non-residents $7 USD. It's is staffed with young folks that speak English and takes about 1 to 1.5 hours to visit. There displays are well-done, but minimalist. Nearest the entryway there is a "theater" that...More
Interesting exposition of frogs.
Helpfull guides to explain.
If you have chance, you can see some "Faultiere" (sleeping animals) in the trees.
Nice view on channel entry.
Informational tables in Spanish/English.
Bad first view "bastura* on beach right hand after entry cashier.
Resident retired people...More