Rated as one of the Top 3 Things to Do in Panama City, the Miraflores Visitor Center and Museum brings life and history into the construction and operation of the Panama Canal.
The primary focus of this modern Panama City attraction is the Miraflores Locks Museum, a four-floor interactive museum dedicated to the history and construction of the Panama Miraflores Locks. Museum guests are offered views of the Panama Canal from various platforms and depending on the canal’s schedule, can watch big ships and passenger liners passing through the locks.
Caravan Tours is a Chicago based all-inclusive tour company that also offers fully guided tours of the Panama Canal. Included as part of Caravan’s Panama Canal tour is a morning visit to the Miraflores Visitor Center and Museum. Caravan Tours uses highly knowledgeable local tour guides who to help all Caravan guests obtain a greater appreciation for the amazing history behind the building of the Panama Canal.
Things to Do at Miraflores Canal Museum
Miraflores Locks Visitor Center offers several great exhibits and activities to explore, including:
The Canal in 3D – Watch a 3D projection film in a comfortable Air-Conditioned theatre that walks you through the history of the Panama Canal. The film is available in both Spanish and English languages.
Exhibition Halls – Miraflores Museum has four different exhibition halls to help guests understand the history, biodiversity, functionality, and importance of the Panama Canal.
Terraces and Observation Decks – There are three different deck levels for watching the Panama Canal in operation. Many guests use this location and the opportunity to take some amazing photographs.
Visitor Center Restaurant – The Atlantic & Pacific CO. Restaurant is located on the fourth floor of the Miraflores Visitor Center. As you eat a delicious meal you can watch vessels pass through the Panama Canal.
Gift Shop – A great place to shop for anyone looking for a small Panama Canal souvenir.
Miraflores Visitor Center Trip Advisor Reviews
The Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Museum is currently rated the #3 thing to do in Panama City. Check out all the great reviews from over 6,600 travelers on Trip Advisor!
Here’s what just a few travelers are saying:
“Miraflores Visitor Center is a Must.”
“Always a favorite place to visit.”
“Very interesting, amazing engineering!”
“This is a nice modern and well-done museum. It is informative and nicely spaced out.”
Museum Hours and Admission Fees
Currently, the Miraflores Visitors Center is open every day of the week from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Admission fees to the Miraflores Visitor Center for non-Panama residents are B/. 15.00 for adults and B./ 10.00 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Nationals and Residents enjoy discounted rates. Admission includes access to exhibitions, theater, and observation decks. Caravan tour guest admissions are included as part of the all-inclusive Panama Canal tour package.
About Caravan Tours
Along with Panama Canal Tours, Caravan also offers all-inclusive, fully guided tours of Costa Rica and Guatemala in Central America. Since 1952 Caravan has remained a family owned and operated tour company. We also offer many highly rated, fully guided tours in the United States and Canada.
Caravan’s Panama tour guests visit the Miraflores Visitor Center on the second day of the tour. Additional activities in Panama City include Panama Viejo (Old Panama), Panama City Bayfront, and a drive through the City of Knowledge.