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The Pride of Panama—New Biomuseo Slated for 2013 Opening


The new Biomuseo will feature the unique and colorful architecture of the legendary Frank Gehry, Photo by Michael Sean Gallagher @flickr

In 2013, Panama City will proudly welcome the new Biomuseo, a museum designed by famed architect Frank Gehry that is entirely devoted to celebrating the unique cultural, ecological and geological origins of the Isthmus of Panama.

The 43,000-square-foot museum will feature eight galleries, all of which combine to paint a comprehensive and compelling picture of how the Isthmus of Panama was formed and how it came to be one of the most biologically diverse areas  in the world.

Amid the colorful and unique architecture of Gehry, the museum is home to stunning exhibits, such as the three-level, fourteen-screen “Panamarama” gallery and an “Oceans Divided” feature complete with two aquariums, making it a sensational combination of visual splendor and scientific understanding.

While still a work-in-progress, the Biomuseo has already been visited by such environmentally conscious celebrities as Al Gore, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and is managed by the Amador Foundation, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute.