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Biomuseo

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Address: Amador Causeway | Building 136, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 830-6700
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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$60.00*
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Panama City Museums Tour
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$158.00*
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Biomuseo Admission Ticket with Lunch and Transportation
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$40.00*
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Panama City: Historic Museums Tours

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This was a really interesting place to go for a couple hours. It's $18 per person. The staff working there are ludicrously nice and helpful. The exhibits are pretty cool too. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
tjdennis444
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Surprise, Arizona
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Ontario
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a beautiful building but the museum itself is not that great It has 3 buildings and we saw everything in 30 min really not with the price But if u want to learn more about Panamas animals is a good place to go Just do t expect to much I recomes just to take a photo of the building... More 

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Thank OntarioAna
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. I would like to let you know that we are in the process of expanding the museum: we will be opening three new galleries (Oceans Divided, an aquarium, The Living Web, dedicated to the interdependency of life in... More 

Surprise, Arizona
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really interesting place to go for a couple hours. It's $18 per person. The staff working there are ludicrously nice and helpful. The exhibits are pretty cool too. I only wish it had a little more to see. I was there less than two hours and that was punching it. I went during the weekday and it... More 

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Thank tjdennis444
bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Would like to inform you that on 4Q 2018 we will be inaugurating three new galleries (Oceans Divided, an aquarium, The Living Web, dedicated to the interdependency of life in our rainforests, and Panama is the Museum, where we will show you what... More 

Raleigh, NC
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Architecture is interesting. We spent about 2 hours here although you could spend more reading all the displays. Part of the museum has an audio guide in English or Spanish. Gardens were pretty. Many employees and volunteers showing us around and talking about the museum.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to our Biomuseo. Please come again soon! Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Brighton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After walking 6 km. to the end of the causeway and back, it was a pleasure to tour the Biomuseum. The staff were very welcoming and helped us by explaining the use of the audio-devices. Passing through the first hall that explains the nature of biodiversity, one steps into an amphitheatre that projects images on the walls, floor and ceiling... More 

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Thank canadakate_11
bobbyripe, Public Relations Manager at Biomuseo, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your visit to our Biomuseo; we certainly appreciate your kind words. Would like to inform you that on 4Q 2018 we will be inaugurating three new galleries (Oceans Divided, an aquarium, The Living Web, dedicated to the interdependency of life in our rainforests, and Panama... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place - the building alone is worth seeing, but the interactive displays, the movie, and the information available on the natural life of Panama was great. Everyone had little speaker boxes and could do things at their own pace.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to our Biomuseo. Please come again soon! Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed all the biomuseo had to offer us. The team of staff were excellent and very well trained. We loved all we saw and learned quite a lot about Panama and its ecosystems and geographic formation.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to our Biomuseo. Please come again soon! Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here first, really welcoming staff, intriguing Gehry building and lots of information about Panama's history, flora and fauna that will leave you eager to get out and explore the country. We spent 3 hours and left energized.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to our Biomuseo. Please come again soon! Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is beautiful and well designed on both the outside and the inside. It is updated, clean, and has lots of unique and visually interesting galleries about different aspects of biodiversity, wildlife, and culture in panama. Great staff, who are young, eager and knowledgeable. Also has great views of the city and the ocean, and photogenic in every aspect.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit to our Biomuseo. Please come again soon! Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Quito, Ecuador
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It a small museum that shows how much animals exists in Panama. It was great to visit, they even had a part where you can see animals of the prehistoric history

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit. Hope you may come again soon! Regards, Roberto Maduro More 

Pensacola, Florida
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115 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of this building is very interesting and colorful. Didn't know what to expect but found the exhibits very interesting and the audio guides very helpful. I understand that more exhibits are planned for this unique museum explaining the unique biodiversity of Panama.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words; we are very happy you enjoyed your visit. You are right regarding the museum expansion: we will be opening three new galleries (Oceans Divided, an aquarium, The Living Web, dedicated to the interdependency of life in our rainforests, and Panama is the Museum, where we will show you what to see and... More 

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