Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, Panama City

4.5
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Learn about the history and the endeavor of building the Panama Canal at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, which traces a timeline from its initial French beginnings to its completion by the U.S. and its eventual handover to Panama. Experience a captain's-eye view of the canal with the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a typical ship, and explore what life was like for the construction workers who built this major feat of engineering. The displays are in Spanish only, but you can pick up audio guides for a small charge. To visit Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama on your holiday in Panama City, and find out what else Panama City has to offer, use our Panama City day trip app .
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  • We enjoyed this Museum even as English speakers. The first floor offered English information and the upper floors were in Spanish only for the most part. As we were in a Spanish speaking country I app...  more »
  • Museum that is very worth visiting. Normally I don't really like visiting museums but this is very interesting, very educational and interactive. It tells the whole history of the Panama Canal but also of the city and the country. It has a globe that demonstrates well the formation of continents. Very interesting!!!
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  • An amazing museum! They have high tech - multi-language tour headsets available for purchase. Each exhibit has a small button that you aim your device at and click to hear information about that section of history. Super cool exhibits that are 3D and realistic with actual artifacts and documents from hundreds of years of canal and Panamanian history. Allow at least 2 hours for this three story museum. Elevators and a top floor art display are added bonuses to this modern and delightful treasure.
  • If your interested in the history of Panama and the canal this is a good place to visit for a couple hours. We'll maintained and up to date descriptions. Mostly also in English. Photo exhibit of the people of Panama (I assume temporarily) on the top floor was really nice!
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