Punta Culebra Nature Center, Panama City

4.0
#5 of 18 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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  • Venue ok if got children and are residents. Non resident admission is 7 dollars. Some fish in tanks, sloth in trees, pelicans on beach, raccoon looking for handouts, sea turtle in tank on its own...  more »
  • We enjoyed a delightful lunch at El Rancheo on the Amador and then arrived at the Nature Centre. Many directional signs - look for Punta Culebra not the Smithsonian! THIS is the place to go to see.....  more »
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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.
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