02/10
Activity
4 – 5 hours
Duration
Panama City
Location

Learn how the Isthmus of Panama emerged connecting North and South America as well as the marine wildlife of two Oceans.

Prices based upon a minimum of 2 participants.
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.

HIGHLIGHTS
  Biodiversity Museum
  Smithsonian´s Punta Culebra
  History of Panama Isthmus
  Marine Wildlife observation
INCLUDED
Private transportation
Snacks & bottled water
Entrance fees
Expert Guide
NOT INCLUDED
 Alcoholic beverages and meals not specified in the itinerary

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.