Museums in Fuerte amador

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Located at the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal, Fuerte Amador is a hot bed of activity and great jumping off point to explore the famous Panama Canal. Fuerte Amador is home to many shops, restaurants, museums, and is a man-made causeway connecting to 4 other islands. Here are some great museums to check out during your stay in Fuerte Amador:

BioMuseo is in the construction stages and is slated to open in 2010. This marvelous new addition to Fuerte Amador will bring the area to life with a unique design by Frank Gehry. This new biodiversity museum is going to highlight green initiatives being taken by Panama as well as showcase an exhibit called "The Bridge of Life" where visitors will see how the Panama Canal came to be and how it has changed patterns of tides, winds, and ideas. Frank Gehry is well known for his work on the Guggenheim Museum in Spain.

Smithsothian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) is technically a labortory where scientists are studying the marine life on Punta Culebra, but they do have a very interesting open air museum centered around marine biology within the region, and the marine conservation of the area.  Within walking distance to STRI is the popular El Centro del Exhibiciones Marinas spotlighting many exhibits (in English and Spanish) on the Panama marine life, sea turtles, the Panama Isthmus, the reef, and ocean pollution.

January 19, 2010 change by sequoia maner

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