Biomuseum, Panama City

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Biomuseum and other Panama City attractions using our handy Panama City vacation app .
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  • The unmistakable Frank Gehry design of this building with faceted roof panels done in bright primary colors leaps from the landscape to peak year curiosity. The exhibits walk you through the geography...  more »
  • First of all I do agree that the entrance fee is too high....It “should” be close to half but once you get that out of your system this museum is a little gem and even tough I go to these types of mus...  more »
  • We took a taxi from Casco Viejo especially to see this museum, as we're pretty well acquainted with Frank Gehry's works, we're interested in natural sciences and, not the least, we were tempted by the...  more »
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  • A must see place in Panama. First, it is on the Causeway (Calzada Amador), a lovely relaxed spot with fresh ocean breezes. Second, it’s a Frank Gehry building, so you get to immerse yourself in the architecture. Third, the exhibits are nice - you can get a cursory view of Panama’s natural history in an hour, or can dig as deep as you have time for. Also great resources about Panamanian culture and history. The museum staff are friendly and well educated. They were helpful in English and Spanish. Nice selection at their gift shop, too.
  • We had such a wonderful experience! The structure itself where the museum is housed is stunning. You go around with your own audioguide (included with admission) but the museum guides are all extremly helpful and nice, you can ask them anything and they'll all be happy to tell you stories and facts. I was very pleasantly surprised.
  • The architecture of Frank Ghery is the first thing that jumps out at you as you approach this museum dedicated to biodiversity. We were offered hand-held audio devices in English to help us to better understand the exhibits. Other languages were also available. There is a loud and somewhat disorienting slide show section, as well as some more traditional exhibits. Many are hands-on.
  • Is one of the most important museum in Amador, Panama, and is located in the place better known as Causeway. This place is just a few step from the Artisan Market at Plaza Figali, where you can find a variety of handmade products of diferent province of Panama
  • Definitely a must-see on a visit to Panama City. This museum is still fairly new, and they have ambitious plans for expansion over the coming years. The current exhibits are very informative, and then blend of indoor and open-air spaces are very exocative of Panama itself. Don't miss out on walking the boardwalk behind the museum along the ocean.

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To enjoy a balance between old-fashioned architecture and new-edge culture, the southern coastal neighborhood of Casco Viejo (Old Quarter) remains the best place to stay in Panama City. You can choose from a range of stylish boutique hotels and comfortable guesthouses lining the narrow streets of this neighborhood, home to many cafes and bars. For a selection of mid-range and higher-end hotels, many with swimming pools, look to the north-central neighborhood of El Cangrejo. You can also find budget accommodations in the beachfront suburb of Calidonia.
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