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Punta Culebra Nature Center

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Address: Marine Exhibition Center | Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-212-8793
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$79*
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Knowing Panama Biodiversity

It's a good place to take children from 4 to 12 as well as for young people and adults. There you can learn about some panamanian species and wattch a video about it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
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Panama City, Panama
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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to go with kids, It is small but it is very interesting. They have small exhibitions but the staff is super nice and they make the experience better, the kids can touch star fish and see the small rainforest frogs.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

It's a good place to take children from 4 to 12 as well as for young people and adults. There you can learn about some panamanian species and wattch a video about it.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

If you are comming with kids, this is a nice tour. Highly recommended to see the nature and animals of Panamà

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Chicago, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Very mediocre. Aquariums were shoddy. Frog terrariums were not bad, though. At least you can see sloths and iguanas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Very well run centre with beautiful views and great wildlife. Staff are amazingly friendly and informative. I saw sloths, iguanas and some interesting birds on the dry forest trail, as well as marine life including sharks and turtles in tanks and pools

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

To get it out there right away, I am a volunteer at Punta Culebra, however I am a volunteer because I do believe that it is such a unique experience in Panama and I believe in what they are doing there. For between $3 and $5 you can mosey around and have close encounters with sea turtles, sloths, iguanas, tropical... More 

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

This museum was great because it's in a park- it's not that big and will likely only take you an hour to an hour and a half to see everything (including the frogs exhibit, which is timed as they only let 25 people in each slot) so try to time it so you can have lunch at Mi Ranchito before... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

On a scenic location and very reasonably priced, this park features interesting attractions such as exotic frogs, marine life, turtles, sloths and iguanas. A good place to spend and hour or two with the children.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

This is basically a park. With some exhibitions, like the turtles tank, and the frog house. When we were visiting there was a small sloth hanging in a tree right next to the walkway!

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

It's worth it just to see the sloths in the trees. There are also some interesting marine exhibits. If you're a Noriega history buff, there is even the remnant of a bar that he used to use in the park (as in private bar). Nice views of the city and bays as well.

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