Panama City, the capital city of the Republic of Panama, is a multicultural city. It is home to an array of art, history and diverse culture. We have listed top museums, art galleries in Panama City.
Panama Canal Museum (Museo del Canal Interoceánico)
The Panama Canal Museum, opened in 1967, is housed in a historic building located in Avenida Central in the heart of Casco Viejo in Panama City. It shares the history of the construction of the canal at different stages and operations of the Panama Canal.
Address: Plaza de la Independencia, Calle 5a Este, Panama City, Panama.
Punta Culebra Nature Center (Centro Natural Punta Culebra)
The Punta Culebra Nature Center (Marine Exhibition Center of Punta Culebra) is run by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The centre has a nature trail through the dry forest where visitors can see birds, sloths, raccoons and iguanas. It has many exhibits, including the Fabulous Frogs of Panama and a tank with turtles and equinoderms.
Museum of History of Panama (Museo de Historia Panama)
The history museum opened in 1977 shared the history of Panama from the colonial period to the modern times through countless exhibits. The museum is located on the ground floor of the Municipal Palace, in the Casco Antiguo. It is a great source to learn the roots of Panama and how it has been shaped through many years of history.
Address: Av Central, Panama City, Panama.
Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama (Museo Afroantillano de Panama)
This museum is also known as the Afro-Antillean Museum or MAAP. Located near the Museum of Contemporary Art, the museum shares information about the Africans settled in Panama, their lifestyle, contribution etc.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo)
The museum is also known as MAC Panama, features a permanent collection of over 700 works of Panamanian and Latin American artists. The museum also hosts free events, painting classes for kids and adults as well.
Address: Calle San Blas, Panama City, Panama.
Biomuseo is located in Amador, also known as Causeway, at the south entrance of the Panama Canal. A museum is focused on the cultural and natural history of Panama, evolution of biodiversity. It also shares a story of how the isthmus of Panama changed the world.
Address: Edificio 136, Calzada de Amador, Amador Causeway 136, Panama City, Panama.
Museo de Panama Viejo
The museum features a large scale model of Panama Viejo before its destruction in 1671. It also has some artefacts and exhibits belonging to the colonial period.
Address: Av 6 Sur, Panama Viejo, Panama City, Panama.
Weil Art Gallery
Located in the Bella Vista neighbourhood, the gallery has a collection of paintings depicting Panamanian culture.
Address: casa blanca La Trona, C. 48 Este, Panama City, Panama.
This small gallery is a place for fine artisanal goods made by local people. Handmade items to buy as a gift are baskets, bowls, plates and paintings.
Address: Casco Antiguo, lateral al Arco Chato, C. 3a, Panama City, Panama.