Biomuseo
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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  • Mar186525
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom153 contributions
    Don't miss it
    Well laid out (if not brilliantly signposted) interesting interactive displays, helpful staff. The young woman in the cafe was doing a sterling job on her own serving a huge queue and with a smile. Very informative. The gardens are lovely with much birdlife around the lily ponds.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, New Jersey1,046 contributions
    Color architecture
    The architecture of this museum is lovely (you can see it from afar as it is so colorful). We went to the museum and enjoyed the exhibits which are okay and we did learn about Panama. We then walked the Amador Causeway which is a nice long walk (do try to go when it is not midday as there is minimal shade)
    Visited January 2023
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Trip647873
    Trinidad and Tobago1 contribution
    The wonderful Biomuseo
    The world-class museum was so well laid out and the exhibits were interesting to all age groups. I particularly enjoyed the human history and the life-size sculptures of extinct animals. The short videos easily conveyed complex information. I was surprised that I spent 3 hours there!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 22 April 2023
  • Ashley A
    1 contribution
    WOW! Cant wait to go back!
    Bio Muesi was AMAZING! what a trip! This was one of the first things my school did in Panama and it did not dissapoint. We learned the history of the Muesum and learned all about how and why the muesum was built. It was a beautiful sight to see and this was just a start to the best trip of my life in Panama.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 13 June 2023
  • James H
    Forest of Dean, United Kingdom34 contributions
    A must visit!
    An excellent museum. As a visitor to the country, this museum taught us lots about the wildlife in Panama, and gave us a real sense of the countries significance in the world. The exhibits felt very modern, and extremely interactive, with audio booths and lots of videos. We loved it!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Nykei16
    Bridgetown, Barbados285 contributions
    Definitely Recommend
    This was such a great and interesting way to learn about the history of Panama. I enjoyed it and so did my 7 year old son. The staff were very knowledgeable, pleasant and accommodating. Definitely recommend to visit. We used an Uber to get here from our hotel in the Bella Vista area - reasonably priced and efficient.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • SilverTraveler2
    Castle Rock, Washington232 contributions
    Well worth the time and money to visit...much more than just a Bio Museum
    Very nice museum to visit when you have about two hrs to spare. Regular price, without any discounts, is $18 for an adult. Includes a panoramic movie presentation, and guides are available in each exhibit to answer questions in English and Spanish. Includes a smaller, but very nice aquarium. Very informative cultural experience also with info on the early native population and early settlements by the Spanish. Small café with good coffee and pastries available at the end as you watch the ships enter and leave the Canal.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 August 2023
  • Sorina D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10 contributions
    Good museum, informative, great views and staff that goes above and beyond to represent their land!
    Kinda small and in places a bit outdated, but overall very informative! Learning about the formation of the land that is today Panama and about how it changed the world’s climate was fascinating. So many interesting things, plus a great park with awesome views! Recommend!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Sue M
    Williamsburg, Virginia1,501 contributions
    Hard to Miss!
    We admired the exterior of the museum as we headed towards the causeway to get to the Fuerte Amador Puerto and as part of our tour of Panama City. You cannot miss this structure since it is so colorful. According to our tour guide, Panamanians are very proud of this museum since Frank Gehry designed the building and the different colors are suppose to represent the diverse population of Panama.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 January 2024
  • Phillyjanie
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania225 contributions
    MUST SEE
    Beautiful museum with detailed and informative exhibits in both English and Spanish. It was incredibly well done but I’d expect no less from the only building in Latin America designed by Frank Gehry. The gardens are also a must!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 January 2024
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marylandtraveler
Chevy Chase, Maryland65 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Biomuseo is fantastic. Exhibits in the museum explain the natural history of the formation of the isthmus and the impact of eons of geological change on plants and animals in the region. The explanations are lucid and well illustrated with clever and informative displays. Other exhibits show the human history of the settlement of Panama beginning with the first human arrivals and continuing to the present The building itself is beautiful and surrounding gardens are worth their own visit.
Written 19 February 2024
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TwinCreek
Michigan417 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This was part of our land tour with 12 other persons. Very interesting animal sculptures that are supposed to be full size at the time of their existence. Other exhibits are equally impressive
Written 30 January 2024
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lkpm3
Albany, NY131 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
It took us maybe an hour to go through. Lots of reading. Nice fish tanks but otherwise it's all pictures and reading. Nicely translated into English. Building is interesting. After a quick snack we walked (40 minutes) to Punta calebra which we enjoyed much more. You got to actually see live animals there. I would recommend skipping this and going to Punta Culebra
Written 14 January 2024
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uclatraveler9
Santa Barbara, CA1,345 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Absolutely fantastic! The museum was incredible. We took our 4 and 1 year olds and they loved it. It's a little pricy but totally worth it. Be warned that they close fairly early in the afternoon!

The aquarium section was awesome. We also loved the room that was all about prehistoric animals. The 360 video was also very cool.

Their docents were wonderful! They all appeared to be university students, and were clearly passionate about their topics. They were all friendly and did a great job of approaching us to guide us through their section.

There is a nice little cafe on site that has pastries, coffee, smoothies, and juice.

The bathrooms were well maintained. The museum is stroller accessible.
Written 11 January 2024
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Phillyjanie
Philadelphia, PA225 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Beautiful museum with detailed and informative exhibits in both English and Spanish. It was incredibly well done but I’d expect no less from the only building in Latin America designed by Frank Gehry. The gardens are also a must!
Written 11 January 2024
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Sue M
Williamsburg, VA1,501 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
We admired the exterior of the museum as we headed towards the causeway to get to the Fuerte Amador Puerto and as part of our tour of Panama City. You cannot miss this structure since it is so colorful. According to our tour guide, Panamanians are very proud of this museum since Frank Gehry designed the building and the different colors are suppose to represent the diverse population of Panama.
Written 6 January 2024
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Yilena F
George Town, Grand Cayman9 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Amazing place and safe plenty choice, variedad de cómida.. excelente servicios y los taxistas son muy friendly ame este lugar
Written 14 September 2023
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Sorina D
Philadelphia, PA10 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Kinda small and in places a bit outdated, but overall very informative! Learning about the formation of the land that is today Panama and about how it changed the world’s climate was fascinating.
So many interesting things, plus a great park with awesome views! Recommend!
Written 8 September 2023
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SilverTraveler2
Castle Rock, WA232 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very nice museum to visit when you have about two hrs to spare. Regular price, without any discounts, is $18 for an adult. Includes a panoramic movie presentation, and guides are available in each exhibit to answer questions in English and Spanish. Includes a smaller, but very nice aquarium. Very informative cultural experience also with info on the early native population and early settlements by the Spanish. Small café with good coffee and pastries available at the end as you watch the ships enter and leave the Canal.
Written 23 August 2023
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Nykei16
Bridgetown, Barbados285 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was such a great and interesting way to learn about the history of Panama. I enjoyed it and so did my 7 year old son.
The staff were very knowledgeable, pleasant and accommodating. Definitely recommend to visit.

We used an Uber to get here from our hotel in the Bella Vista area - reasonably priced and efficient.
Written 19 August 2023
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