A representative of Nativa Tours will pick you up at your hotel to start a very interesting tour: getting to know the cultural side of the city: we propose you to visit some museums in Panama City.
In Panama City we can find museums that touch on different topics of Panamanian life:
Interpretation Center of the City of Knowledge
It is an exhibit on the history of the former Clayton military base and its transformation.
The main objective of the exhibition is to disseminate the important value of the area’s historical, architectural, urban and landscape heritage, as well as the efforts made by the ¨Ciudad del Saber¨ Foundation to conserve and adapt this heritage at the service of a new reason for being. Similarly, the sample analyzes the meaning and impact of the prolonged US military presence in Panama.
Museum of Democratic Culture
The Museum of Democratic Culture is a space for citizenship education, which exhibits in an auditorium, a gallery and six rooms, information on the history of democracy in the world and in Panama since 1903.
Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC)
MAC Panama was born as the Panamanian Institute of Art (Panarte) in 1962, as a private non-profit entity, founded with the purpose of promoting the cultural development of the Panamanian community: an advanced proposal to invite artists without border limitations for exhibitions presses and to collect the art of his time for the future creation of a museum.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Panama (MAC) is one of the main cultural and artistic centers of the city. It is a space for creativity and dialogue focused on Panamanian culture, which disseminates knowledge, appreciation of contemporary art and the exchange of experiences that enrich the national artistic ecosystem. It houses the largest art collection open to the public and organizes temporary exhibitions throughout the country.
The Afro-Antillean Museum has as its headquarters the old Chapel of the Christian Mission; built in 1910 in the El Marañón neighborhood, existing since 1850 and was inhabited by immigrants from rural areas of Panama and by Antilleans. In 1971, the Ministry of Housing, owner of the land, offered to the National Directorate of Historical Heritage of the National Institute of Culture the safeguarding of the property as a vestige of an era.
Its purpose is to spread the Antillean Culture, highlight the participation of the Antillean group in the construction of the railroad, the French Canal and the Panama Canal, highlight the contributions to our national culture and increase respect for the ethnic group.
It has a single permanent exhibition room.
Museum of Freedom and Human Rights
The museum is a space in which the evolution of freedom, human rights and full democracy in Panama from before the republican era to the contemporary era is documented and exhibited objectively.
Its objective is the historical rescue of facts and events that should not be forgotten and carry out educational work to publicize fundamental freedoms and human rights in Panama and the world, promote their defense and strengthen the democratic culture.
Museum of Biodiversity or Biomuseum
Designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Biomuseum is his first work in Latin America and the tropics. The building was designed to tell the story of how the Isthmus of Panama arose from the sea, uniting two continents, separating a great ocean in two and changing the planet’s biodiversity forever.
The 4,000-square-meter museum contains eight permanent display galleries designed by Bruce Mau Design.
In addition to the main spaces, the museum includes a public atrium, a space for temporary exhibitions, a store, a cafeteria and multiple outdoor exhibits arranged in a botanical park.
The permanent exhibition is a combination of art and science, which will give visitors the sensation of being before an amazing phenomenon.
Lunch is not included, but if you want to have lunch, our guide will recommend a restaurant.
It is recommended to bring:
Camera (in some museums they allow you to take photos)