Punta Culebra

What is the Punta Culebra Nature Center?

Giant anemone

Giant anemone

Punta Culebra Nature Center (PCNC) is a non-profit initiative of STRI that offers visitors an open-air experience focused primarily on tropical sciences and education, research and interpretation of tropical ecosystems.

The Center is a place where individuals can increase their awareness and appreciation of the different environments in Panama and nearby regions of South and Central America. Its goal is to increase public understanding of Panama’s past and present environments through Smithsonian science. It is also meant to show how scientific discoveries improve our understanding and deepen our appreciation of the natural world.

Punta Culebra Nature Center occupies a territory of approximately 1 1/2 hectares and is only 20 minutes away from the heart of Panama City. The area has great natural wealth and the appropriate infrastructure so that locals and foreigners of all ages can take part in an enriching experience, as they enjoy the scenic views.

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