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Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseo is 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, uniting two continents, separating a vast ocean in two, and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever.
The Biomuseo’s 4,000 square meters contain eight permanent exhibition galleries designed by Bruce Mau Design.
In addition to the main spaces, the museum includes a public atrium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a shop, a cafe, and multiple outdoor exhibits displayed in the botanical park.
The permanent exhibition is a combination of art and science that leads the visitor to experience a marvelous phenomenon.
Frank Gehry is one of the most important architects in the contemporary world. The Disney Concert Hall, the Experience Music Project, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao are among his most notable works.
The Biomuseo is located on the Amador Causeway, a prominent area at the entrance to the Panama Canal in the Pacific Ocean. From the Biomuseo one can clearly observe the skyline of the modern city, the historic district, Ancon Hill, and the Bridge of the Americas. This unique area was restricted to Panamanians during the days of the former US-controlled Canal Zone.