The Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum collects, conserves, keeps, publicizes and investigates subjects and artifacts that are related to the Panama Canal, helping to raise the community’s cultural level and making possible initiatives and activities that redown to the common benefit for the education and delight of the visiting public.

Principal attractions and assets:

The presentation of exhibitions that include a selection of the objects and materials related to the history, construction, technology and function of the Panama Canal that the museum acquires. The permanent exhibitions include: The Route, the Water, the People; Telecommunications and the Panama Canal 1855-1935; The Impact of the Panama Canal on Panamanian Finances and Economies; The History of the Museum Building; Construction Systems 1904-1914; The Material Life of the Canal Zone; Canal Engineers 1904-1914; Canal Claims; The US Canal 1914-1979; The Canal in Panamanian Hands.


Bathrooms, access for the handicapped, souvenir store, audio guide system in Spanish, English and French


It’s located in Panama City’s Casco Viejo neighborhood, on Plaza Catedral diagonal from the Metropolitan Cathedral.


Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Box office closes at 4:30 p.m.

Entry fee:

Adults $2.00, Children 4 to 12 years $0.75, Panamanian retirees $0.75, Panamanian students $0.75, VIP groups with guide $5.00 per person. Audio guide (projected) $5.00.


Phones: 211-1649, 211-1650, 211-1994 or 211-1995
Emails: pedagogí or

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