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Panama - FSU Libraries from Abroad

This guide will provide a one stop shop for students and faculty on using library resources and services from the FSU Panama campus.

Exploring Panama

FSU's first international campus opened in Panama in 1957. The campus is located at the City of Knowledge which is located in the suburban area of Clayton, just across the street from the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal. Take the online tour of the City of Knowledge campus:

Things to See and Do

  • Panama History Museum
    • Located in the Municipal Palace in Old Town. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Museum of Natural Sciences
    • Located at the intersection of Cuba Avenue and 29th and 30th Streets. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday.
  • Museum of Colonial Religious Art
    • Located on 3rd Street and A Avenue in what was formerly the Santo Domingo church and convent in Old Town. Open from 9:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Reina Torres de Arauz Anthropological Museum
    • Located on the corner of Diana Morán Avenue with Juan Pablo II Avenue and Curundu Street. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Afro Antillean Museum
    • Located at the intersection of 24th Street and Justo Arosemena Avenue. Open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.
  • Bolivar Hall Museum
    • Located at the former Bolívar Institute, in front of Bolívar Plaza. Open from 9:20 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday.
  • Biomuseo
    • Located on the Amador Causeway, right after the Plaza de las Banderas (Flags Plaza). Open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

For safety purposes, you need to fill out a travel form each time you plan on traveling outside of Florence.


The safest and cheapest way to travel in Panama City is by taxi cabs. The City of Knowledge has implemented a free internal shuttle system that runs from 7:00 a.m to 6:15 p.m but it is only for travel within the City of Knowledge. Travel outside of Panama City should be made by plane, bus or car.

Panama Map

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