Museums & Exhibits

Panama’s diverse Indian culture, and pivotal role in providing transoceanic passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, has lead to the creation of numerous museums. For those visiting Panama, these museums provide visitors with an interesting perspective of the country’s past and its contributions. Below we have listed the frequented museums, along with a description, their location and phone number.

Afro Antillian Museum
  • Location: Calle 24 este y Ave. Justo Arosemena (in front of the Metro train station)
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday
  • Cost: Adults - $1.00
biodiversity museum panama city
  • Biodiversity Museum
  • Location: Causeway
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday - Sunday (Closed Tuesday)
  • Cost: Adults - $22.00 / under 18 yrs. $11.00 (non - residents)
Contemporary Art Museum

There are a permanent exhibitions displaying artwork using the different techniques of oil, frescoes, watercolor, pastels, tints and engravings.

  • Location: Calle San Blas, Ancon y Ave. de los Martires
  • Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Adults - $1.00 | Children: $0.50
gold factory panama city
  • Gold Factory Tour (Reprosa)
  • Reprosa offers a one hour tour of their gold exhibit, which includes a refreshment and "goodie bag". Make your reservations 24 hours in advance.
  • Location: Corner of Samuel Lewis Ave & 54th St. (next to Plaza Obarrio)
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $10.00
panama canal museum
  • Panama Canal Museum
  • An outstanding exhibit of Panama’s historic role as interoceanic route from pre-historic times to the building of the Panama Canal. Guides can be hired, but you must call and make a reservation in advance. For groups of up to ten people, guides cost $5.00 per person.
  • Location: Plaza Cathedral, San Felipe (Casco Antiguo)
  • Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
  • Cost: Adults - $2.00 | Children: $0.75
Panamanian History Museum

This museum offers visitors a detailed collection of objects dealing with Panamanian history. The collection spans from colonial times up to the Torrijos-Carter treaty of 1977.

  • Location: Building "Palacio Municipal" Cathedral Plaza in Casco Antiguo (the building just to the right of the Panama Canal Musuem)
  • Open: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Adults - $1.00 | Children & Students: $0.75
Religious Colonial Art Museum

This museum dates back to the early 1700’s. It’s structure is a treasure unto itself, as it is located in one of the old chapels of the Church and Convent of Santo Domingo. View a collection of religious paintings, silver religious pieces and the golden altar.

  • Location: Casco Antiguo, between Ave. A y Calle 3
  • Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
Museum of Natural Science

It exhibits geology, paleontology, mammals, reptiles and national flora and fauna.

  • Location: Ave. Cuba, between 29th & 30th
  • Open: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Adults - $1.00 | Children - $0.75 | Groups (5 or more) - $5.00
National Bank Museum

It houses a fine and valuable collection of coins and paper bills, metallic coins and other financial papers, dating back to the sixteenth century.

  • Location: Calle 34 y Ave. Cuba
  • Open: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free