Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, Panama City

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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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  • We almost walked past this, because we had already been in the Museum at the Locks. But we had a little time, and the Senior fee was only $5, so we walked in. When we walked out of the Museum, it was ...  more »
  • This is a well-done museum with authentically crafted displays which puts great emphasis on portraying the thousands of workers who dug and built the canal. Having been through Panama Canal in 2012 on...  more »
  • By Dutch standards, this is a beautiful museum with many interesting points of interest about the building of the Canal, the rebellion of 1964 and the transfer to Panama. Bit on the price by US $10 per person, but well worth the effort.
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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.