Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá

Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá

Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museo del Canal is a non-profit institution at the service of society, which rescues and promotes the historical memory of Panama and its Canal, being a platform for art and culture in all its expressions. We create memorable experiences that exalt Panama's heritage, promote diversity and sustainability, and encourage learning, research, enjoyment, reflection, and cultural enrichment.
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  • James H
    Forest of Dean, United Kingdom55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A remarkable museum!
    One of the best museums I've visited! The narrative of the construction of the canal was very well articulated, and we really enjoyed the parts on the social history in the 20th century. Great exhibits and well priced.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Peter K
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    More the Just the Canal
    Well worth visiting. It’s not just about the canal. It’s also about preservation of the local environment, the history of the area, the dynamics between Panamá and the US, and it culminates with an exhibition devoted to Bush’s invasion and how it affected the citizens of the city and the country.
    ¡Thank you for the visit and kind words!
    Written 6 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Colin D
    71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Exhbuts About the Canal and its History
    This museum has a ton of information about the history of Panama and the role of the canal in that history. We had done a free walking tour in the morning where our guide had already given us some good background on the country and the canal. Therefore, a lot of what we saw at the museum felt familiar. There are good English summaries of the longer Spanish captions. You could easily spend two hours here. We tired after an hour and a half or so. Even if you only have an hour, it could still be worth dropping in.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 November 2023
  • Smokey1611
    Florida499 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great History of Panama and the Canal.
    Outstanding museum of the canal and the history of Panama. The neighborhood and courtyards are really beautiful. The museum will take a full day to see if you want to see it all. Be sure to get a translator to carry with you. They are $1.50. Also stop for the movie but there is no place to sit but the floor. They need to dedicate a section with benches for it.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Shanelle
    Santa Monica, California7,379 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative museum with plenty of details about the Canal
    Came here for about three hours to spend time in an air conditioned space during a hot Saturday afternoon. It’s $20 for non-residents and a student discount is offered if you have ID. Credit cards and cash accepted. They do allow backpacks and drinks inside. Bathrooms are located on the first level and were very clean. The exhibits went very in-depth into the history of the canal and there was another exhibit about the biodiversity on one of Panama’s islands and another on Panamanian history. There were some English descriptions but it was mainly in Spanish. It was an interesting space to be in and you learn a lot about history while you’re there. No need to buy tickets ahead of time; there was no line and the process of going through a brief security check and buying the tickets was smooth.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 February 2024
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ava j
Houston, TX3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This museum is truly remarkable, offering a wealth of historical insight into the former US colony in Panama, famously known as the Canal Zone, and the fascinating history of the canal itself. I highly recommend it.
Written 12 May 2024
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Howard S
Albany, NY796 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This is a very nice museum that give you the full Panama Canal story from its inception to the present day and many of the exhibit narratives are in English.
Written 28 April 2024
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flo220
New York City, NY349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Interesting museum in the old quarter of the city. Learned a lot about the history of the canal. Interesting artifacts. Most of the exhibits have English translations. We were there for a little over an hour.
Written 9 April 2024
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NJFamilyAdventures
Ontario, Canada138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Excellent museum, detailing the history of the canal and of the political development of Panama.
Worth at least 90 minutes and easy to spend 2-3 hours here.
Written 4 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA7,379 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Came here for about three hours to spend time in an air conditioned space during a hot Saturday afternoon. It’s $20 for non-residents and a student discount is offered if you have ID. Credit cards and cash accepted. They do allow backpacks and drinks inside. Bathrooms are located on the first level and were very clean. The exhibits went very in-depth into the history of the canal and there was another exhibit about the biodiversity on one of Panama’s islands and another on Panamanian history. There were some English descriptions but it was mainly in Spanish. It was an interesting space to be in and you learn a lot about history while you’re there. No need to buy tickets ahead of time; there was no line and the process of going through a brief security check and buying the tickets was smooth.
Written 4 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Smokey1611
Florida499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Outstanding museum of the canal and the history of Panama. The neighborhood and courtyards are really beautiful. The museum will take a full day to see if you want to see it all. Be sure to get a translator to carry with you. They are $1.50. Also stop for the movie but there is no place to sit but the floor. They need to dedicate a section with benches for it.
Written 17 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Colin D
71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This museum has a ton of information about the history of Panama and the role of the canal in that history. We had done a free walking tour in the morning where our guide had already given us some good background on the country and the canal. Therefore, a lot of what we saw at the museum felt familiar. There are good English summaries of the longer Spanish captions. You could easily spend two hours here. We tired after an hour and a half or so. Even if you only have an hour, it could still be worth dropping in.
Written 23 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter K
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Well worth visiting. It’s not just about the canal. It’s also about preservation of the local environment, the history of the area, the dynamics between Panamá and the US, and it culminates with an exhibition devoted to Bush’s invasion and how it affected the citizens of the city and the country.
Written 26 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
¡Thank you for the visit and kind words!
Written 6 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James H
Forest of Dean, UK55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
One of the best museums I've visited! The narrative of the construction of the canal was very well articulated, and we really enjoyed the parts on the social history in the 20th century. Great exhibits and well priced.
Written 2 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travelling_Bird
Hitchin, UK83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Visited with primary aged children. An unexpected gem as we learnt so much. In the early exhibitions the English summaries weren’t great but the second floor was well translated and provided a great insight into the canal’s history. We stayed for about an hour and a half. Kids’ interest maintained with interactive exhibitions.
Written 23 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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