EX-PATS and Locals alike: Take advantage of MUSEUM MONTH in Panama.

Local Culture

I personally have visited both “Rainforest Doscovery Center” and “Biomuseo”. Had a great time at both.

https://club.prensa.com/mes-de-los-museos/

Museum Month: Museums tell stories

In the month of May we celebrate the month of the Museums and we have organized together with the Network of Museums and Visitor Centers of Panama a special tour:  Museums tell stories.

We present the agenda of activities and exclusive benefits for all members… Now to enjoy with your family!

Destro Button Museum: A Smelly Button

During the Renaissance it was thought that bathing was superfluous, as body fat was believed to protect against disease. This lady’s button made with human hair was perfumed to hide the bad smell due to lack of cleanliness.

Visit the Destro Button Museum in the month of Museums and discover this one and 8 thousand buttons with incredible stories.

Be part of the thematic tour Look at the Museum with your hands : FREE tour for the entire month of May exclusively for members . Book your visit through m useobotonespanama.com or by calling 230-1974 / 6926-7492. 

Museum of Contemporary Art: History, art and community

The work  Formal Systems, Cycles and Pulsations  (2022) by Giana De Dier connects the story of her great-grandmother, who emigrated to Panama from Barbados, with that of thousands of Caribbean women who came to the isthmus during the construction of the canal.

Exclusive for members! Receive a 15% discount in the museum store and a 25% discount in a public program activity in the month of May.

More info: info@macpanama.org – @mac_panama. From Sunday to Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

La Mola Museum: The labyrinth

This immersive artistic experience allows you to experience the process of making molas through state-of-the-art technology, accompanied by the music of the Kami Burui (wind instrument) and Nasisi (a kind of maraca).

Visit the Museo de la Mola in the month of museums and find out how the gunas surround themselves with their universe and culture through the molas.

Exclusive for members of Club La Prensa! Learn more about El Mundo de la Mola: free 1-hour tour to tour the museum and make your own paper mola. Prior reservation at: 6818-6883 – @museodelamola.

From Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center: The Observation Tower

This example of sustainable architecture of 32 meters high and 174 steps allows you to appreciate the strata of the tropical forest and its ecosystems. On a good day, you will be able to observe more than 25 species of birds!

Visit the Panama Rainforest Discovery Center during museum month and experience the wonderful natural world of Panama.

Members of Club La Prensa  can enjoy 2 x 1 at the entrance of the  Panama Rainforest Discovery Center (regular price B/.12.00 residents from 12 years old – B/.30 foreigners). Children from 6 to 11 years old $5.

More info: 6450-6632 – @panama_rainforest_dc. From Monday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Museo de la Merced: Witness to independence

This miter belonged to Fray Higinio Durán y Martell, Bishop of Panama. Fray Higinio signed the act of independence of November 28, 1821 by the Catholic Church supporting the Isthmian cause.

Visit the Order of Mercy Museum in the month of Museums and learn more about the 500-year history of the Mercedarian Order in Panama

 + info: museomercedpanama@gmail.com – @museomercedpanama From Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Exclusive for members! 2×1 for heritage tour through the churches of the Old Town. Value $5. Prior reservation to the email museomercedpanama@gmail.com / Info: club@prensa.com

 

Biomuseo: A giant from the past

This fossil was discovered in Herrera in 1959. It was the skull of a giant sloth that lived in Panama 30 thousand years ago. It fed on plants and was so big that it could have looked out of a second-story window.

Visit the Biomuseo in the month of museums and discover how Panama transformed biodiversity and the entire world.

+ info: inquiries @biomuseo.org – @biomuseo. Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Exclusive for members! Receive a 20% discount in May on entrance tickets by showing your physical or digital card at the box office. Discount applies only for the month of May

Canal Museum: She changed our history

This historic flag was carried on January 9, 1964 by students from the National Institute during their patriotic and peaceful march to the Canal Zone.

Visit the Canal Museum in the month of museums and learn about the experiences of the people who contributed to the route that changed the world.

+ info: info@ museodelcanal – @museodelcanal – From Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm

Exclusive for members! Receive a 15% discount on entrance tickets by showing your physical or digital Club La Prensa card at the box office.

 

El Valle Visitor Center: Living in a Volcano

Although inactive for tens of thousands of years, there are traces of the great volcano that formed El Valle in its streams, mountains and spectacular waterfalls that you will see in this model. 

Visit the El Valle Visitor Center during the month of museums and learn about the rich history, culture and natural environment of El Valle de Antón.

+ info: Whats App 6980-6615 – @centrodevisitanteselvalle From Wednesday to Monday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Exclusive for members! Receive a 50% discount on admission when you show your physical or digital Club La Prensa card.

Liberty Museum: Pain and Hope

The White Helmets lost Walid Britawi in 2007, who died at the age of 28 when a mine exploded. His helmet in the museum reminds us of his sacrifice and that of more than 200 volunteers who have saved some 100,000 lives in the Syrian war.  

Visit the Museum of Freedom and Human Rights and explore your rights, their history and the people who dedicate their lives to defending them. 

+ info:  info@museodelalibertad.org – @ museodelalibertad – By   appointment from Tuesday to Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Exclusive for member! Be part of the thematic tour:  (in)visible women: time to tell our story

Free 1-hour thematic tour and commemorative bookmark – prior reservation ( info@museodelalibertad.org

Explore: Exploring Gravity

This interactive explains the mechanical advantage offered by pulleys to lift weights. Here you can feel the proportional gravity of Mars, Pluto and our satellite, the Moon.  

Visit the EXPLORA Science and Art Center during museum month and see more than 70 fun educational exhibits.

+ info: info@explorapanama.org – @ExploraPanama From Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Exclusive for members! Receive a 25% discount on your entrance ticket by showing your physical or digital Club La Prensa card, plus a child up to 12 years old for B/. 2. Valid until June 15.

House Museum of the National Bank of Panama: A book with history

First accounting book of the National Bank of Panama (October 1904 – August 1910) largely handwritten by our first president, Manuel Amador Guerrero. The book was restored in 2021 by the National Archives of Panama.

Visit the House Museum of the National Bank of Panama in the month of museums and learn about its extraordinary collections of numismatics, philately and much more.

+ info: 504-1219 – @banconalpa – prior reservation to cultura@banconal.com.pa

Exclusive for members! Free tour of 1 hour to tour the House Museum – prior reservation to cultura@banconal.com.pa – 504-1219.

 

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