Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, Panama City
(4.4/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history and the endeavor of building the Panama Canal at Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, which traces a timeline from its initial French beginnings to its completion by the U.S. and its eventual handover to Panama. Experience a captain's-eye view of the canal with the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a typical ship, and explore what life was like for the construction workers who built this major feat of engineering. The displays are in Spanish only, but you can pick up audio guides for a small charge. Put Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum into our Panama City trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Panama City.
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  • It is a must-attend event if these in Panama, the Museum features the history very interesting channel. You can see what all the mechanism when a ship to pass through the channel.
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  • Pleasant journey where you can observe from the animals that had been in the channel, people who participated, a simulator of a ship passing through the canal and educational area for children.
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  • Facilities and access are well designed, have ramps for people using wheel chair, including the spaces of videos, internal transportation has electrical stairs and confidently to visitors, all the installation is properly secured, is an enriching and enjoyable experience.
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  • A very good place to know Canal Panama and related history, better than the museum of Miraflores lock. Regretfully, I did not finish it before museum closing.
  • Extremely informative & appealing to the eye. A must see. Bit expensive (in my experience, $10 a person). Mostly Spanish, but there are some English translations. Would recommend.
  • Excellent museum. You really need 2 hours to be able to read and absorb everything. Excellent information on the background and social and political impact of the canal. Well presented. The audio in English was worth it though there were some posted explanations in English. I enjoyed the details though you could enjoy a more superficial visit with young children.
  • You have to see it when you're in Panama City! Unfortunately most of the information is on Spanish only, but it's still worth it!
  • Great museum that covers the history of Panama and how the canal was built. A good way to spend the afternoon. $10 for admission and $3 for the English audio guide.