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Biomuseum, Panama City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Under Biomuseum’s brightly colored roof, step into a world of art and science highlighting the biodiversity of Panama. Through its eight exhibitions, learn about the island's formation, its impact on the planet’s biodiversity, and the human history of the region. Audiovisual displays immerse visitors in Panama’s ecosystems, and exhibits highlight the most fascinating aspects of the country's 3,000,000-year geological history. Take a walk through the adjacent park for a living extension of the museum’s exhibits, with a selection of endemic and native plants on show within the diverse oasis. A visit to Biomuseum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Panama City itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Went through the museum with a guide. Very insightful learning all about Panama and the animals. The movie by itself is well worth the admission. Ask for Susanna or Kevin, both were awesome 
  • To understand what biodiversity there is a better place. Panama is only from this point of view and only here can you realising it. It was a morning to remember. Go for it!
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  • The Architecture is Amazing, however the museum is very small and limited, I think that it is expensive for what you get. You can do this in a few hours. Enjoy!! 
  • Sorry for the effort to bring some culture into the city otherwise dominated by shopping Centres but we are talking here 18usd for a video and some pictures of objects that should belong to a museum in reality. Interesting but worth 3 USD.
  • Overpriced and small. Don't see what's the big hype about the museum, most of the stuff they have are fossils of non interesting animals and some rocks that I can probably find outside myself. Though the surrounding is nice and it has a nice cafe with a great view boats coming in/out of the canal.
  • Fun Museum that had English translations and took about 2 hours to complete. The building itself is almost worth the visit due to the unusual architecture. I won't recommend this for young children.
  • Worthwhile just to walk around the grounds and see the many species of neotropical birds (crimson-backed tanagers, great kiskadees to name just a few). The Frank Gehry-designed building is of course appealing, but the exhibits about natural history are also beautifully designed.
  • Outstanding, supposed to be the only museum of its kind in Central/Latin America/Carribean. It is definitely a must see, right from the architecture of legendary Frank Gehry down to the exhibits, the sponsorship by the Smithsonian Institute, and welltrained and highly educated guides. Luis was spectacular. Please check out the "Aula" outside, a stunning masterpiece of architecture meets sound engineering. Coming from Europe, where we are spoilt with an abundance of wealthy museums, also educational museums - I was still blown away. This could be a great way to start visiting Central America, the beginning of a cruise down the Canal of Panama or simply if you are in the area.
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