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Punta Culebra Nature Center

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“frog exhibit”(9 reviews)
“sea creatures”(7 reviews)
“star fish”(7 reviews)
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
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Punta Culebra, 3.5 km Amador Causeway, Panama City 0801, Panama
+507 212-8793
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the Marine Museum was closed when we were there, we got to watch a sloth moving across a hydro wire by the side of the road, a money in a tree leaping around, and a couple of three foot iguanas moving through the...More

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Panama and you want to be away from the concrete buildings Punta Culebra Nature Center s a great place to spend one hour or two. You will have the opportunity to see sloths, birds, turtles, starfish and frogs. Sloths are amazing...More

Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 18 July 2018

5 stars for the frogs: We saw Túngara, Glanula glass, and poison dart frogs. They are amazing... We got to touch starfish, saw 3 sea turtles, and a Raccoon. 0 stars for the sloths: They are up in the trees, free, but we saw none....More

Thank encouragement8
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Not a "MUST SEE" place. Good place to learn history and nature about Panama. Outside architecture is unique

Reviewed 12 April 2018

FROGS!!! SLOTHS!!! lovely setting, amazing approachable staff, cheap entrance, quick little excursion. If you've only got an hour or so this is a good place to visit. Lunch options nearby!

Thank Sherry C
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved this visit and wish we had more than 1 hour there. Amazing views of the ocean with birds resting and gliding. Up close views of sloths, turtles, starfish, fish and frogs. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke good English. Highly recommend for...More

Thank KitLW
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Not a lot to really see in this nature center. The fish and turtles were the most interesting. You can touch a star fish. We did see an iguana and a sloth in the walk. If you don’t go you are not missing much.

Thank Born2travel2013
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Punta Culebra is a nice museum that provides a great learning experience about the nature in Panama It's interesting for all the family

Thank daemonR00t
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We found the place by an accident. We wanted to get to the docks, where Taboga Express takes off, so we took a taxi. Unfortunately (or fortunately) he first missed the destination, and took us to a dead end behinde a restaurant. It turned to...More

Thank Márk S
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Our guide suggested this was a great way to see iguana and sloths and other animals indigenous to Panama. We found the indoor exhibit on frogs unremarkable and the outdoor exhibits run-down and cheesy. If you want to see Panama's flora and fauna, this isn't...More

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16 April 2018|
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Response from PuntaCulebra | Property representative |
Hi, yes there are sloths living in our center, they are free around the place.
4 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.
11 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!