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Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

This wonderful privately owned museum features the best collection of Panamanian art anywhere, an excellent collection of works on paper by Latin American artists, and the occasional temporary exhibition by a foreig…
Top Choice Museum in Panama City


Celebrating Panama as the land bridge that has permitted astonishing biodiversity in the region, this museum is a visual feast. World-renowned architect Frank Gehry, who created the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Spai…
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Centro Natural Punta Culebra

Ideal for families, CEM is operated by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). This informative marine museum features two small aquariums and a nature trail through a patch of dry forest containing slot…
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Instituto Nacional de Cultura

INAC is responsible for maintaining the country’s museums and other cultural institutions. There is a small gallery on the 1st floor that displays works by Panamanian artists.
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Museo Afro-Antilleano

The small Afro-Antillean museum has exhibits on the history of Panama’s West Indian community, particularly their work building the railroad and later the canal.
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Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial

Housed beside the ruins of the Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo, the Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial has a collection of colonial-era religious artifacts, some dating from the 16th century.
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Museo de Ciencias Naturales

Museo de Ciencias Naturales has sections on geology, paleontology, entomology and marine biology, as well as an impressive display of taxidermy.
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Museo de Historia de Panamá

The modest Museo de Historia de Panamá has a small selection of exhibits covering Panamanian history from the colonial period to the modern era.
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Museo de Sitio Panamá Viejo

In the original settlement, this museum hosts an impressive scale model of Panamá Viejo prior to 1671 as well as a few colonial artifacts. Signs are in Spanish, though a brochure and tape recording recount the site’…
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Museo del Canal Interoceánico

This impressive museum is housed in a beautifully restored building that once served as the headquarters for the original French canal company. The Panama Canal Museum (as it’s more commonly known) presents excellen…