Application and booking forms
In order to request office, laboratory space, boat, equipment and car the users need please inform us when you fill out the research application.
Housing reservations should be made in writing and directed to the Visitor's Services Office. Cancellations should be made within 48 hrs. If you do not cancel your reservation you will be charged for your room.
Barro Colorado Island
Advance reservation for meals is a must. Please come prepared to pay for your meal in cash. All meals and beverages consumed in the dining room must be paid for. The food items at hand in the dining room are for residents only. All others must check in at the office before helping themselves.
One day visit
Please visit our visitor's page.
Should make boat and meals reservations by calling the BCI office at 212-8951. Our boat leaves the STRI dock at 7:15 a.m., please make sure to be on board at least 5 minutes before departure time. Our operator has instructions not to wait or return to the dock after casting off. Link to boat/bus schedule.
Informal seminars “Bambi” on Thursdays (7:15 p.m.), reservations for dinner and late boat should be made 24 hrs in advance. Early reservations for dinner are $4.00, late reservations $6.00. Please buy your meal tickets at the cashier at Tivoli or pay the launch operator when boarding at Gamboa.
Aside from our housing area on Barro Colorado Island (BCI). Researchers wanting to do “manipulative” field work can stay in Gigante. In this Peninsula we can host up to 12 persons. There are very modest housing conditions, but a new kitchen and bathrooms are available. Interested persons need to buy and prepare their own meals. There are solar panels that supply limited electricity. This is an area for field research.
It is a secondary forest and the installations don’t include with any equipment. Use of equipment can be organized with BCI. If you would like to work here you need to rent a boat from us. You will also need to get a boat drivers license from the Panama Canal Authority.
You need to deposit $15.00 to the following ACP account: 28-280101-400999 (in advance in the Citibank in Panama). Appointments for the boat test are done by our secretary.