The BIOTOPIA Lab is open for visitors as long as the current corona situation allows it (regulation for museums and cultural institutions). Short-term changes are possible depending on the current infection levels. Until further notice, a visit to the Lab is only possible with the necessary pre-registration.

Do you want to research yourself and discover exciting things from science and nature? Then you have come to the right place with our open programs in the BIOTOPIA Lab.
The open programs are free of charge and change regularly. Below you will find a selection of different topics that are offered.

Due to current regulations, a visit to the Lab is only possible with a necessary registration (always on the hour for 60 minutes). Reservation by phone or email is not possible.

The open drop in programs will initially only take place on weekends.

To comply with the corona regulations, we are limiting the number of visitors in the BIOTOPIA Lab. Please wear an FFP2 mask when you come to the reserved appointment and understand that you may have to wait a little during peak hours despite reservation.

We always pay attention to compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations.

In our hygiene concept (in German) you can find detailed information about
regular operations, educational program and events.

Fly like a bird

With our virtual reality flight simulator "Birdly" you can fly over the most beautiful landscapes of Bavaria and become a bird.

Depending on availability, the Birdly can be tried out during opening hours. If the demand is high, you may have to wait a little. Use this time to explore the other areas of the BIOTOPIA Lab!

We look forward to a voluntary donation for the use of the Birdly.


Open programs

The BIOTOPIA Lab offers various open programs to participate in on weekends, holidays and vacations. Below you can find a short description of each activity. The program schedule is constantly updated and expanded. Which program will take place on the respective weekend/holiday, you will find out here at least one week in advance.

Thursday, May 13th

Water Worlds

Saturday, May 15th

Water Worlds

Sunday, May 16th

Water Worlds

22.05. - 06.06.2021


There is something for all ages to experience during the Pentecost holidays 2021! Our interactive program, which changes daily, offers a range of topics for every taste. So you can drop in several times and take part in new activities. Here you can dive into several scientific topics in no time.

Observe & Understand

Journey into the micro world
The view through the microscope

Together we look under the microscope at the hidden world that can be found in water or soil samples. We learn more about this fascinating microcosm, its biodiversity and the importance of the individual species for us and our habitat.

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HUMUS sapiens
Soil stratification, soil dwellers, material cycle

Get to know the incredible diversity of living things that break down and recycle animal and plant remains in the soil

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Water Worlds
Physics and life in the wet element

Look through the microscope and discover life in the water. Participate in various water experiments.

Research & manufacture

The Eternal Garden
Mini biotope in a jar

Create your own hermethosphere with small plants and a little imagination.

Intelligent amoebas
Discover the world of slime molds

Feeding allowed! You can find out what slime molds have to do with oatmeal and that amoebas are no fungi at all.

The Code of Life
Isolate the banana DNA

Isolate the DNA of a banana and learn about the building blocks of life.

Cook & Cultivate

Fungi for future
The world of Fungi

Come into the world of mushrooms and discover how to use them to dye wool or start your own mushroom cultivation.

Kombucha Biodesign
Own creations from microbial biofilms

A slimy biofilm turns into a paper or leather-like material. The symbiosis of bacteria and yeasts not only creates a tasty drink but also a new material with which we can experiment.


BIOTOPIA activities for at home

With an exciting hands-on program, the BIOTOPIA Lab can also be experienced at home. Instructions, experiments and do-it-yourself concepts bring "hands-on science" into your own four walls. BIOTOPIA Lab@Home awakens interest in scientific relationships and provides inspiration for young and old. It gives a taste of the activities in the BIOTOPIA Lab - from bottle gardens or growing your own mushrooms to isolating DNA from vegetables or fruit. Browse the website and find the right experiment for you!

Naturkundemuseum Bayern
Botanisches Institut
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany

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