The tour through the halls tells the story of Panamanian history, taking you by the hand through 1,350 pieces from pre-Columbian times to the present day, including the Torrijos-Carter Treaty, the Flag of January 9, 1964 and those of the Sowing of the Flags of 1958. Your visit begins with the rise of the isthmus, framing Panama as the region's main transit route. The heritage tells the story of our importance as a transisthmian route, the studies, explorations and the arduous process of building the Canal. Finally, you learn about our generational struggles to reclaim our sovereignty and the implementation of our great Canal expansion project.
More than 150 temporary exhibitions have conquered our halls, displaying art, archaeology, history and photography. What great masters of art have our visitors glimpsed? Frida Khalo, Diego Rivera, Botero, Dalí, Rembrandt, Goya and Gauguin. In addition, the museum has presented itinerant exhibitions of design such as: "The Artistic Avant-Garde in Coco Chanel's Paris: 1930-1980", of science and technology, and most recently of cultural memory with the exhibition "Dialogue Between Senses" on contemporary art.