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Biomuseum, Panama City
(4/5 based on 750+ 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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  • This is a fantastic museum, explaining diversity in animals, people, the earth, the fossils! We only had 2 hours there, allow a full day. The gardens are spectacular with diverse plantings and birds. ...  more »
  • I have nothing bad to say about this museum. It finds a balance between being "scientific" and explaining biodiversity to non-scientists. Great panoramic movie as introduction, good historical overvie...  more »
  • The Museum is about biodiversity: It is decorated in a very distinctive building, which can be seen far and wide. The building of the Museum is very well thought out. Appears movies that appeal to all the senses. The Museum is poised for expansion with exhibition of the fish in the Aquarium when the money is available.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.