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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    We loved it. So much to see and lots of history. Beautiful and interesting building too. Worth a visit.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    This museum was pricey, but worth it. It was one of the most unique and interesting museums I have ever been to. It talks about genes, nature, environment, how Panama was formed. It was fascinating, m...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I love the architecture of this place, so unusual. If you've ever seen one of his buildings -- New York, Las Vegas, Seattle, Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto just to name a few -- you will always remember ...  more »
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  • June 12, 2017
    The Biomuseo is small. They are still in the process of expansion. But it is a must see if visiting Panama City. Despite its size the museum is incredible informative on the natural history of Panama. You really leave with a greater appreciation of Panama's unique role in global climate and the incredible importance to the countries lush and diverse flora and fauna. The Frank Gehry designed building is a beautiful example of post modern architecture and the views of the city from the museum are terrific.
  • July 2, 2017
    Loved this museum. So much to learn about the country. Gift shop had the best panamanian souvenirs. Literally..
  • June 3, 2017
    Great biodiversity museum. Interesting video exhibits. Easy self guided tours.
  • February 4, 2017
    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!
  • January 3, 2017
    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.

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