Biomuseo is One of Panama City’s Must-See Landmarks

A look at Biomuseo from above.
A look at Biomuseo from above. Photo by Benjamín Gremler on Unsplash

Panama is best known for its beautiful nature and unspoiled beaches, and you can find many more amazing hidden gems on its shores. One of the very best and most colorful is Panama City’s Biomuseo, a whimsical museum that celebrates the biodiversity of this Central American country.

Biomuseo is worth visiting for its innovative exterior design alone. It’s the brainchild of the renowned architect Frank Gehry and its brightly colored multi-panel roof makes it impossible to miss. It was meant to pay homage to the vibrant architecture of Caribbean homes.

Biomuseo opened its doors in 2014, after many years of development, and its main purpose is to explore the natural history of Panama and how its emergence impacted the rest of the world. The museum covers 4,000 square meters, filled with eight galleries that serve as a part of the permanent exhibition. The public atrium, a space for temporary exhibits, garden, gift shop, and coffee shop are also located on the premises.

Biomuseo is one of the main tourist attractions located on Causeway Islands, easily accessible from Panama City. Unfortunately, its working hours are extremely limited, and you can only visit it on Saturdays and Sundays between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.