Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Giant Sharks
and Tiny Camels

A Smithsonian exhibit of Panama Canal fossils at the Biomuseo on the Amador Causeway

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Paleontological Findings from the Panama Canal Expansion

The massive earthworks of the recently completed Panama Canal expansion was an unprecedented opportunity to dive into the fossil history of the land bridge between North and South America. From 2007 to 2012, field crews from STRI, the University of Florida and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History collected fossils formed as long as 20 million years ago. The fruits of their labor on display at Panama’s Biomuseo.

Giant Sharks and Tiny Camels, was created by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the University of Florida.

Please visit the Biomuseo website for full ticket prices. Must show a valid photo ID. Free entrance for children under 4. 

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