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Day 230 of 365 Things To Do in Panama

Day 230 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Celebrate The Golden Frog During the Week Long Festival

In 2010—just one year after the last confirmed observation of a Panamanian golden frog in the wild—Panama’s National Assembly declared August 13 National Golden Frog Day, passing a law that made the Panamanian golden frog one of Panama’s official cultural and ecological symbols. Since then the holiday has grown from the mere acknowledgement of the National Assembly’s declaration to an entire week full of frog-focused events for children and adults across the country.

This year’s Golden Frog Day started August 13 and runs through August 27th . It includes two family days, a race for frogs, an open house at the Gamboa Amphibian Research and Conservation Center, a book fair with a live frog exhibition and a parade in El Valle.

Activities include:

El Valle de Anton

- Saturday August 19 – Family Day at Paseo El Valle 11am-5pm

Punta Culebra Nature Center (Amador)

- 16-18 August 1-5pm – Frog exhibition and fun activities for kids


- Saturday August 19 – Open house Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project Gamboa 9am-4pm

AltaPlaza Mall

- Sunday August 27 – 3-7pm – Golden Frog Festivities for the whole family

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