This brightly coloured, world class museum designed by Frank Gehry (he also designed the Gugenheim Museum in Spain). tells the story of the natural history of Panama, of how the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea uniting two continents, and changing the planet's biodiversity. It starts with an amazing video of native flora and fauna. In one corner, 97 animals are suspended representing the cross-migration that took place once the isthmus of Panama rose from the sea to create a land bridge between North and South America about 3 million years ago, also the migration of people from the different parts of S. America. The museum was laid out beautifully and the staff/guides were extremely knowledgeable and informative. The Biodiversity Park beside the museum is a living extension of the museum’s architecture and exhibits, it features endemic and native plants. The views from the museum are beautiful, you can watch the large container ships enter and exit the canal.