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El Serpentario

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A cool experience

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although this is a small exhibit of snakes, if you... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Lots to learn!

Time you dedicate depends on how interested you are in learning. Owner very knowledgeable and will... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
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“scorpion”(3 reviews)
“venomous”(2 reviews)
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Calle Sangre de Toro, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
+507 6569-2676
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Time you dedicate depends on how interested you are in learning. Owner very knowledgeable and will be happy to talk to you about snakes and scorpions or anything else. They also rescue turtles and other. Entrance is not expensive. They also carry antivenom for bites...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank montalcino98
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although this is a small exhibit of snakes, if you wish, you are able to hold a snake. Great for photo opportunities to share with your friends and family.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A small array of snakes - quite interesting to see the differences between some of the venomous and non-venomous varieties. A couple of other animals there but nothing too exciting. A little run down and not easy to find - you have to park at...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AndrewClareFred
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

i don't normally go to places like this, but it is well kept and well maintained and laid out. i thought it was a little expensive for the amount of money we spent, but if you really like snakes(not me) then it's worth it i...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Franklin W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This place was very small and they only had like 15 snakes. The snakes were in tanks that you could barely see through, so the glass maybe needs to be cleaned more often. They did have one snake out that you can touch and take...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Lubabah H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Not worth the entrance fee ($17 for 2 adults, 3 kids and one free toddler). Couldn't keep the attention of my young kids for more than 15 minutes, and they were more intrigued with the swings than the exhibits. It has around 20 tanks with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kertsi C
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The way to here is nice. The place is verry small. You can make picture with a snake on you. But 4$ is verry much for that about 15 snakes there

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mirandur
Reviewed 29 March 2017

You can tell that this rescue center tries hard to do well but personally I still believe they have a long way to go. though the kids loved the fact that they were able to touch one of the pythons, I don't think it is...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank GeckoTrail
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Yes, maybe it's not fancy or big but their work rescuing wildlife and their educational mission is what has won my heart. You will get to learn about Panamanian snakes and the guides are all very knowledgeable. But if you are in for a treat...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Analisa D
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Being a snake keeper myself Serpentario wasn't impressive to me but that doesn't mean it may not be impressive to someone who hasn't seen snakes before or is super siked about holding a snake. About dozen or so species of reptiles can be seen in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Daniel F
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