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Biomuseo

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Address: Amador Causeway | Building 136, Panama City, Panama
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+507 830-6700
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his only...

Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is his only work in Latin America and the tropics. The building was designed to tell the story of how the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet's biodiversity forever.

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It's a good museum filled with technology that is very stunning and it's informative. but it's only a 30 minute stop.

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Panama City, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a good museum filled with technology that is very stunning and it's informative. but it's only a 30 minute stop.

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Thank drhanna92
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience of how Panama has impacted the world historically & presently. The displays are very informative of how the bio-diverse effects of the environment & humanity have created the Panama we know today & influenced the world. Also a beautiful tribute to the conservation efforts being made in Panama.

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Thank Amy M
bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you enjoyed it and learned more about our amazing country. We soon begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical Park. These should be ready on 4Q 2018. Hope you may visit us... More 

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A museum of photos and movies, a few remains from the Smithsonian, plaster figures. But the architecture is really interesting, by Frank Gehry. You can really be lost inside the building. The most enjoyable place was the cafeteria, the view is wonderful.

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Thank Veronica F
bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Dear Veronica: We are very sorry you did not feel you got your "moneys-worth" while visiting our galleries, but we certainly appreciate your input. We totally agree that the view from our Cafe is one of the most amazing in our city, and are very happy you were able to enjoy it. I would like to let you know that... More 

Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The structure itself is a work of art, The museum is small, but very interesting, and takes an hour or two to quickly see all exhibits, or you can linger and make a short day of it. This would make a great rainy day activity. Entrance fee is expensive, but includes a handset with your choice of language. It is... More 

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bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you enjoyed it. We soon begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical Park. These should be ready on 4Q 2018. Hope you may visit us again. Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

St. John's, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building which was designed by one of the world's most renowned architects. The building sure stands out as it painted with a number of colors and is in a geometric shape. Quite impressive! There are eight galleries and it is quite educational in that it shows how Panama changed the world 3 million years ago

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Thank maurab162
bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you enjoyed it. We soon begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical Park. These should be ready on 4Q 2018. Hope you may visit us again. Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Sterling, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Take a couple of hours and dash over to this most interesting museum. The architecture alone is worth the trip.

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bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you liked it. We soon begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical Park. These should be ready on 4Q 2018. Hope you may visit us again. Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Washington, District of Columbia
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to spend a few hours especially if raining. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and nice and speak English. The exhibits are very informative and teach you about the importance of biodiversity in Panama. There are also great views of the bridge and islands. I would return and enjoyed my visit. My only complaint... More 

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bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you liked it. We particularly appreciate that you enjoyed interacting with our guides; we truly believe they make the difference in the visit. We soon begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical... More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in here to escape the heat. Very interesting architecture - the museum itself. The bio diversity and history is so well done it kept our kids interested too. Worth the visit.

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bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you and your kids you enjoyed it. We soon begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical Park. These should be ready on 4Q 2018. Hope you may visit us again. Regards, Roberto... More 

Charlevoix, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey for what it is. What you do see is a nice multimedia presentation of the natural and animals of Panama. Staff is nice.

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bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not feel you got your "moneys-worth" while visiting our museum, but we certainly appreciate your input as well as your positive comments about our staff. They dertainly make the difference. I would like to let you know that we are in the process of expanding the museum: We will be opening three new galleries... More 

Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is an artful architectural building, which offers great information on how the bio-diversity of Panama has changed since the very beginning of its history. There were various areas with special exhibits and we're informed that the place is expanding to include two more. The outside landscaping is beautifully, you can take nice pictures of the building, as views... More 

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bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about your visit to the Biomuseo; we are so happy you enjoyed it. As you mentioned, we soon we begin the construction of three new gallery exhibits as well as two new stations in our Botanical Park. These should be ready on 4Q 2018. Hope you may visit us again. Regards, Roberto... More 

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