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Address: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 830-6700
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Description: 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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Colorful museum

If you plan to visit another architecture designed by Frank Gehry, go for it. The museum is newly built few years ago and constructed near the beach. It has beautiful view outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I could be in other museums designed by Gery . This museum is very expensive and their services and attractions are below Guggy of Bilbao.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is not a bad museum - it's modern, they have some interesting ideas (eg panamarama audio visual show) however none of this warrants the $22 entrance fee. Having walked through it I could not believe that was it and I left in disbelief. This should be more like a $10 entrance fee - as it stands it is a... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved the building, Frank Gehry is great!!! the museum exhibition itself is very interesting, worth seeing. Great for young children too!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A must visit in Panama: excellent museum, great views, a beautiful park around, and a small coffee shop to have a snack.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My sister and I, both in our late 20s, were on vacation in Panama and spent our first two days in Panama City. We took a private taxi tour of the canal and the Amador Causeway, and asked the driver to stop at the BioMuseo because we are both scientists. At first I thought the ticket prices were a little... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you plan to visit another architecture designed by Frank Gehry, go for it. The museum is newly built few years ago and constructed near the beach. It has beautiful view outside and innovative exhibit inside. The museum has a great exhibition of the diversity of nature and the history of Panama geographically and historically.

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The exhibit itself is desappointing, and in my mind, tickets are overpriced (22 USD if I recall). But this is a Franck Gehry building, and even if it is unimpressive, it is still worth checking out. There is nothing around so make sure your transportation to get back to the city is secured..

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We wanted to go to the Bio Museo because we love architecture and museums. It was interesting to see the Frank Gehry building and the attendants were very friendly and helpful. (Note that they would not accept our 100$ bill for payment) We paid about 22US$ each plus the taxi ride there and back. That's about 50US$ for a 2-3... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The building complex is fascinating in color and structure. A favorite exhibit which I thoroughly enjoyed was the magnificent Panarama. Here you are treated to an audiovisual presentation of beautiful scenes depicting nature in Panama. Exhibits range from Biodiversity to the Human Species. Pleasant, airy, and spacious galleries make for a great inclusion when you visit Panama. Biodiversity

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Margot L, Guest Relations Manager at BioMuseo, responded to this review

Thank you so much Adele. We hope that the visit to the Biomuseo gave you a different perspective when you visited other heritage sites in Panama. We hope to see you again. More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The museum is very colorful and gorgeous structure that seems to defy traditional architecture. Because of this "curb appeal" my friend and I were very eager to see the interior. However, I can only summarize this museum as lacking, disappointing, and deficient. There is only one fully fleshed out exhibit, and it is very small. The central "atrium area" is... More 

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Address: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 830-6700
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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