Everyone at the center was very helpful and knowledgeable of the canal. They update you on how often a ship will be passing through so that you may witness it.
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We really enjoyed this museum/visitor center. Watched the short movie about the making of the canal (pretty good) and walked through the exhibits. Learned a lot. It's fun to watch boats go through the Miraflores locks - but make it in the morning (early) or...More
Plan to spend a half day for the full experience. Watch the ships progress thru the locks. Visit the genuinely informative exhibits. Of course there is a cafe and a gift shop. There is even an Imax theater. The building and the workings of thie...More
This is a very nicely located point of interest, right near the Panama Canal. If you don’t have time to visit the whole canal, this is something definitely worth seeing. There is a museum describing the history of building the canal and the way it...More
They had 4 floors of viewing area and even an announcer to tell you when the locks were about to open. A great 12 minute video and a full restaurant and bar.
Spent two hours here. It’s a good visitor centre. The 11 minutes film is interesting and the exhibition too. The viewing deck gives a great view of the ships in the old canal and the new canal can be seen in the distance. Come early...More
Being an expat in Panama I am constantly bringing visitors to see the Miraflores locks. The museum is small but has some interesting information in it. The observation deck is where most people go to watch the boats go through the locks, typically there is...More