From left to right: Announcement of the sponsorship in October 2017, Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, Chairman of the Board of Management of BayWa AG and BayWa Foundation, Prof. Michael John Gorman, Founding Director of BIOTOPIA, Maria Thon, Managing Director of the BayWa Foundation, Dr. Auguste Princess of Bavaria, Chairman of Förderkreis BIOTOPIA e.V., Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe, Member of the Board of Management of Förderkreis BIOTOPIA e.V.
Photo: Andreas Heddergott

A strong partner for our lab

In October 2017 the BayWa Foundation already announced the support of the BIOTOPIA Lab in the course of its donation gala. With a funding amount of 800,000 euros it supports the planning, establishment and operation of the BIOTOPIA Lab. The aim of the BayWa Foundation is to promote sustainable educational projects in the fields of healthy nutrition and renewable energies.

'In the BIOTOPIA Lab young people get the chance to approach nature and science in an open-minded way. They receive fascinating impulses and can sharpen their senses at the same time. Especially the communication of knowledge about nutrition is very important to me. With the support of the BIOTOPIA Lab we as BayWa Foundation would like to contribute to the fact that numerous children can discover this world of experience and learning.'


Förderkreis BIOTOPIA –
Naturkundemuseum Bayern e.V.
Menzinger Str. 67
D-80638 München


Anette Meister
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BIOTOPIA Newsletter


We proudly announce that BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern is joining the Global Coalition for Biodiversity,  as the first official member from Germany. The Global Coalition calls for strong mobilisation of all national parks, research centers, science and natural history museums, botanic gardens, zoos, aquariums, and beyond to unite forces and make their voices heard about the nature crisis ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in 2021. After the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, BIOTOPIA also becomes the 2nd Natural History Museum worldwide to join the Coalition.

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In June 2020, the Museum Mensch und Natur celebrated its 30th anniversary - unfortunately, due to the Corona Pandemic, however, without a celebration or other public event. Since the museum has become very popular with many visitors over the past 30 years, this anniversary is now being honored with a launch in Google Arts & Culture.

Use the search function to select the Museum Mensch und Natur and get the opportunity to explore selected stories and objects. In addition, you can even visit our museum virtually via various museum views. Take your time to look at some of the most popular objects and maybe you will feel like visiting the museum live again.

Google Arts & Culture

A provocative call for the transformation of science museums into "idea colliders" that spark creative collaborations and connections. Gorman focuses on the dialogue between scientists and artists, designers, policymakers, and the public and considers the questions, ideas and experiences of each visitor as an important resource for a new kind of museum experience. The book can be ordered online in English and provides exciting insights into the planned BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern in Munich and giving forward-looking models of science engagement around the world.

The BIOTOPIA annual review 2019 is now available for download! It includes exciting insights behind the scenes, an interview with Dr. Auguste von Bayern, a review of the EAT festival and much more! So it's worth a glance and whoever is enthusiastic about BIOTOPIA's vision is welcome to donate and become a sponsor.

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Do you have questions or need further information? Do not hesitate to get in touch with the BIOTOPIA team and the Förderkreis BIOTOPIA.

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