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Punta Culebra Nature Center

#42 of 173 things to do in Panama City Features Animals
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-8793
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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 ecosystems.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea cucumbers” (11 reviews)
“sea life” (9 reviews)
“frog exhibit” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I was hoping to see an actual culebra as I walked the trail but was happy to see two sleeping sloths and two basking iguanas. As for the captive animals, the two nurse sharks were my favorites, followed by the three playful sea turtles and...More

3  Thank Constance L
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It is sad to see that not many people are visiting it. It is easy to see that the Center needs some extra income for a good maintenance that can come from Government, Smitsonian or else.

2  Thank Juan V
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I think they should take advantage of the potential of that place. We were expecting more from a place called "Marine Exhibition center". Go guys and improve and show all the marine life Panama have.

2  Thank Jenn L
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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.

2  Thank claudiaabridge
Reviewed 25 May 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.

2  Thank lidiabp
Reviewed 1 April 2016

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

2  Thank Brendatraveling
Reviewed 24 March 2016

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

1  Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 15 March 2016

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

2  Thank George A
Reviewed 28 February 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...More

3  Thank Max M
Reviewed 19 February 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...More

1  Thank Z7671IXmichelled
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Is there parking there or nearby?
3 March 2017|
Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Thank you for asking about the our parking here at Punta Culebra we do have parking area inside the center.
what are the times
10 December 2015|
Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Tuesday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm. Last ticket sold at 4:30. Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10:00am-6:00pm. Last ticket sold at 5:30. We hope to see you soon!