Biomuseum

The Museum of Biodiversity, or Biomuseum, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, will explain the emergence of the Isthmus of Panama from the depths of the oceans. Its formation linked North and South America and allowed the passage of species from one continent to the other. Seven interactive halls in the museum will explain Panama's role as a "Bridge of Life" in not only providing a pathway for species to migrate north and southwards, but also in separating the Pacific Ocean from the Atlantic and thus altering the marine currents in a way that changed the climate and gave rise to human development.

The great biodiversity found on the isthmus will be incorporated into the museum's landscape design, created by the globally acclaimed Edwina Von Gal & Company. Ms. Von Gal and her team produce landscapes recognized for their clear but free structures, which make them an ideal complement to the design of the Biomuseum.

The building and its grounds are bound to become an icon in Panama that will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.

Location

The museum is situated at the entrance to the Amador Causeway and visible from Old Town, the Bridge of the Americas, and aboard the ships on either end of their passage across the Panama Canal.

How to arrive

  • Bus:  Board a bus at the Plaza 5 de Mayo.
  • Taxi: Hail a taxi at Albrook Terminal or Plaza 5 de Mayo, and they will take you directly to the Biomuseum.
  • City Sightseeing: A tour on the Open Top double-decker sightseeing buses will include a stop at the Biomuseum, but since it has not yet opened the rider must request a stop here.

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable clothing

Activities

  • Tour of the museum

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