Bio Museum, Panama City, Panama

By haui
In Central America
Aug 1st, 2015
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Here is another cool must see if you are in the region and have a chance to do so! The Biodiversity Museum (also known as Biomuseo or Biomuseum) in Panama City, Panama. As they say on their website: Come visit the only building designed by Frank Gehry in Latin America, and learn how Panama changed the planet. Eight galleries tell us about the origin of the Panamanian isthmus and its gigantic impact on the planet’s biodiversity.

The is the only one in its class in the region, the cool architecture by itself is well worth a visit. Designed by world known architect Frank Gehry (in his first incursion in Latin America), the building was conceived mainly to tell the story of the appearance of the Isthmus of Panama three million years ago, and how this sprouting joined lands and divided oceans, changing life on Earth and generating the climate we now know. It is a dramatic example of how living creatures and their relationship with the environment can become unknown and powerful agents of change.

This museum is located in Panama City at the entrance of the Amador Causeway, along the Panama Canal, see the google map here for directions. Opening hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Tuesday Closed.

Come visit the only building designed by Frank Gehry in Latin America, and learn how Panama changed the planet. Eight galleries tell us about the origin of the Panamanian isthmus and its gigantic impact on the planet’s biodiversity.

For easy access to visit the museum you also may jump on the City Sightseeing Bus (Hopp on hopp off system) their “Double Decker” “Open Top” buses connect this point and many other interesting spots in the city including the Panama Canal, so its easier then to rent a car and get lost in the cities horrible traffic jams. Check their local website here for tour maps.

For more info including entrance fees please see the Biomuseo website here.

Attached are a few images from a visit to the Bio Museum last year.

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