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 BIOMUSEUM – Amador Causeway.  Designed by world famous architect, Frank Gehry, this museum showcases Panama’s ecological diversity. Open Monday -Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Tel.: 830-6700

REINA TORRES DE ARAUZ – Curundu. (Tel. 501-4731) Exhibits a fine collection of pre-colombian art.

NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM – Avenida Cuba between Calles 29 y 30. Tel: 501-4125. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Exhibits geology, paleontology, mammals, reptiles and other species of Panamanian fauna and flora.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – Calle San Blas, Ancón y Avenida de los Martíres,Tel: 262-3380, Fax: 262-3376. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m to 5:00 pm.

AFRO-ANTILLEAN MUSEUM – Calle 24 (24th Street and Avenida Justo Arosemena). Tel.: 501-4130 / 4131. It is open Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m Highlights West Indian contribution to the Panama Canal. Do not walk to this museum.

PANAMA CANAL MUSEUM – Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Catedral), San Felipe. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tel: 211-1649.

SMITHSONIAN MARINE EXHIBITION – At Punta Culebra on the Amador Causeway the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute maintains a small biodiversity museum. Tel.: 212-8792.

BOLIVAR MUSEUM – In a World Heritage building on Plaza Bolivar in the Casco Viejo. Tel 511-4100.

PANAMA VIEJO VISITOR’ CENTER – Tells the story of this famous site and includes a visit to the lookout atop the Cathedral Tower. Tel.: 226-1757.

BANCO NACIONAL MUSEUM – Calle 34 y Avenida Cuba. Exhibits a fine collection of coins and stamps dating back to the 16th century. Tel: 505-2000


EL CAÑO ARCHAELOGICAL PARK – Open Tuesday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. El Caño, Natá, Provincia de Coclé. Dedicated to the indigenous culture of Cocle. Tel.: 6596-5047.

HERRERA MUSEUM – In Chitre, open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12p.m. Tel. 996-0077.

BELISARIO PORRAS MUSEUM – In Las Tablas, dedicated to the life of Dr. Belisario Porras, three times president of the republic. Tel: 994-6326.