Marine Exhibition Center of Punta Culebra

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Marine Exhibition Center of Punta Culebra
Punta Culebra Panama.jpg
Welcome Sign to Punta Culebra
Type open-air museum
Location Panama City, Panama
Coordinates 8°54′43″N 79°31′43″W / 8.911932°N 79.528645°W / 8.911932; -79.528645Coordinates: 8°54′43″N 79°31′43″W / 8.911932°N 79.528645°W / 8.911932; -79.528645
Area 1 12 hectares (3.7 acres)
Created 1996
Hiking trails 2
Website stri.si.edu

The Marine Exhibition Center of Punta Culebra or Punta Culebra Nature Center is an open-air museum located in Panama City, on one of the islands connected by the Amador Causeway. It is operated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, also located in Panamá. The center focuses mainly on marine biodiversity and conservation in tropics.[1] Among its attractions, there are many exhibits, aquariums, and a trail to a stretch of tropical dry forest.[2] A special water tank, known as "touching pool", allows visitors to directly touch some marine animals, such as sea turtles or starfishes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What Is the Punta Culebra Nature Center?". STRI. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Lonely Planet review for Centro de Exhibiciones Marinas.". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 

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