At the entrance gate to the Panama Canal is the Biodiversity Museum, or Biomuseo for short.
Here, the exhibition “Panama Bridge of Life” tells a very special story. When the land bridge between the two continents was created about 3.5 million years ago, not only did their animal worlds mix, but the separation of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans gave rise to the Gulf Stream, creating a completely new global climate.
The museum is located at the beginning of the Amador Causeway in Panama City. It was designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry and opened in 2014.
Surrounding the Biomuseo is a botanical garden, which alone is worth a trip.