Panamá City provides its visitors and Panamanians many great places to visit. One of these is Punta Culebra Research Center. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) initiative, the Punta Culebra Research Center, focuses in the education and awareness of marine sciences and environments, specifically the history and understanding of the Panamanian and Central America ocean habitats.
Punta Culebra Research Center consists of a series of open exhibits of natural life and natural environments the visitor can interact with, a marine science museum and trails within the center. Every station provides clearly written explanations in Spanish and English. The stations design provokes the curiosity of the reader and are entertaining.
Punta Culebra Research Center is located in The Causeway on the Pacific Ocean and provides an excellent view on the Panama Canal Pacific entrance. As an added bonus you will be able to see the vessel entering the Panama Canal, as well as, the Las Americas Bridge. The following map will aid you driving to the research center.