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Biomuseum, Panama City

(4.1/5 based on 900+ 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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  • A must go in Panama city. A well designed Museo with great and knowledgeable personnel. My kids, 7 and 11 years old, love it. Do not skip the movie in the first salon, it is amazing. Perfect place to ...  more »
  • The architecture of the place is amazing, and the exhibition is very well explained, it is an interesting and entertaining experience.
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  • The biomuseo is also essential so much modern architecture! With recently access to hamador very embellished by its sidewalks and new roads with playground for children!
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  • I really enjoyed this museum. Much is happening as far as remodeling and renovation but the plans look extremely promising. The guides were young, enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable. The audio tour was informative and interesting. I liked learning about the history and meaning of the building itself, a Frank Gehry original, is impressive to behold. My absolute favorite part was the theatre room. We walked into a dark room covered with massive projection screens on three sides and were instructed to sit on the floor. Once the projections began, it was impossible to keep your jaw shut. The experience was all encompassing down to the floor which was glass and contained another screen below. IT WAS SO COOL!! All and all, it deserves another visit once the expansion is finished. I look forward to returning in 2019!
  • Colourful architecture that allows an easy flow of people inside. The young staff is helpful and knowledge. There is still quiere a bit to be built but what is there is very informative. Price for tourists is a little steep for what it offers, but I am only here once so happy to pay it. Cafe is very small and poorly supplied so I'd advise you bring your own goodies and eat them under the gigantic rubber tree.
  • The Gehry design is very cool, and the location is perfect, with great views of the ocean and Panama City. The staff are all knowledgeable and speak English quite well. The museum itself is nice, and should be very understandable for non-scientists. You can take a relaxing walk along the beautiful Amador causeway as well. I'd definitely recommend stopping by if you're in the area.
  • The only Frank Geary building in the Caribbean. Well put together with amazing views of the causeway. Costs $18.00 per adult for non-resident, but well worth it. Super friendly staff.
  • You can spend hours at this place. This museum digs into the biodiversity of Panama both past and present. There's also a great history of people living in Panama too. The building itself is colorful, the surrounding gardens have an impressive rubber tree, and being able to see the ocean is a definite plus.