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Note: The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute remains closed to all researchers and public visitors to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Smithsonian’s priority is to protect the safety and health of its staff, volunteers and visitors. All general scientific and general public visits to all STRI facilities are suspended until further notice. We thank you for your understanding and please continue to check this website for future updates.
Type of Visitor Days open Hours
General Public Thursday-Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
School Groups By reservation  



Most of the buildings at the research station are wheelchair accessible but not all paths between the buildings are.


Please read our brief list of policies before visiting the station.

Safety and Security

Please take a look at our essential safety and security information.

Getting here

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Our location

The station is located just outside of Bocas Town on Isla Colón, in the western Panamanian province of Bocas Del Toro. The station is on the island’s narrow isthmus, 2.4 km from the airport.

Bocas Laboratories

Bocas del Toro Site Map

Bocas Directional map

Directional map

Contact Us

Office hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


+507 212-8000
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