Canal relaunches its exhibition at the Explora Museum

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Canal relaunches its exhibition at the Explora Museum, The Panama Canal recently relaunched its Hydrographic Basin exhibition, which forms part of the permanent displays of the Explora Museum, the first interactive science and art center in Panama, which promotes the importance of preserving the hydric resources among young people.

The exhibit is located in the “Living Earth” (Tierra Viviente) room of the museum, where other displays teach about how the Isthmus emerged from the sea and the effects of this on the planet, the climate and atmospheric phenomena.

Students learn about the Hydrographic Basin at the Canal exhibit.

During the relaunching of the exhibit, the Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge Luis Quijano, said that “For us the priority has always been to guarantee the availability of the hydric resources, as well as their quality for human consumption.”

“To be able to transmit and communicate the message of preserving our hydric sources, we work hand in hand with different groups and organizations, and that is the case with the Explora Science and Art Center, which propagates this information about the importance of protecting the sustainability and natural wealth of Panama,” said the administrator.

He added that with the relaunching of this exhibit, “We are combining education with technological elements to make it more attractive to students and allow them to understand the relevance of taking care of the water with responsible usage and appreciate the value of the Hydrographic Basin of the Canal.”

The president of the board of directors of the Explora Science and Art Center Foundation, Dora Boyd de Perez Balladares, highlighted that the museum has six rooms and more than 70 exhibits, a planetarium, an ecological path, a modern scientific laboratory, a children’s development center and a soccer field with synthetic grass.

The museum is located at the entrance of Urbanizacion Condado del Rey, one kilometer from Ricardo J. Alfaro Avenue. The center has a team of guides and it is open Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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