Learn how the Isthmus of Panama emerged connecting North and South America as well as the marine wildlife of two Oceans.
|PICK UP||At your hotel in Panama City|
|WHAT TO WEAR||
Comfortable athletic shoes and light leisure clothing, and sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.
Today we will visit the Biodiversity Museum designed by Canadian-American Architect Frank Gehry; 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, connecting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever. The Biomuseo’s 4,000 square meters contains eight permanent exhibition galleries designed by Bruce Mau Design. In addition to the main spaces, the museum includes a public atrium, a shop, a cafe, and multiple outdoor exhibits displayed in the botanical park. The permanent exhibition is a combination of art, science and technology that leads the visitor to experience a marvelous phenomenon.
After the Biodiversity Museum´s visit, we will head to the Punta Culebra Nature and Marine Center, administered and operated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The Center is dedicated to exploration and discovery of the natural world through science and is visited by more than 70,000 people every year, offering a mix of marine and amphibian exhibits, walking trails, hands-on science activities and recreational spaces.
Note: Please note that all museums are closed on Mondays.