As an interim platform, the BIOTOPIA Lab offers a taste of BIOTOPIA, its vision and values. It is a dynamic exhibition space, an event platform and an experimental workshop all at the interface of science, art, design and culture. At the same time, the BIOTOPIA Lab offers an insight into the development process of the new museum.
With workshops, raised garden beds, an experimental space, changing mystery objects and special exhibitions as well as interdisciplinary events, it arouses curiosity about the topics of BIOTOPIA and invites people to engage with the current status of project.
Find out more about our current program and get a look behind the scenes of the BIOTOPIA Lab, be sure to follow our social media channels.
(On public holidays and during the school vacations there are extended opening hours)
More information about our opening hours, contact options, how to get to us and how to book school class programs can be found here:
You can enter the BIOTOPIA Lab via the main entrance of the Munich Botanic Garden. The visit of the Lab is free and included in the entrance fee of the Botanical Garden. Information about the entrance fees can be found on the Botanical Garden's page.
Friday: 1 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
The drop in activities will initially only take place on weekends. During school vacations, and on holidays extended opening hours apply in some cases.
Matching the Flower Power Festival Munich from February 03rd until October 7th, 2023, our current installation revolves around the scent of extinct plants. The installation "Resurrecting the Sublime" by Christina Agapakis, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Sissel Tolaas allows visitors to smell extinct flowers that have been eradicated by colonial activities. The exhibition not only offers an unexpected glimpse into what has been lost, but also challenges us to reflect on our own actions....
EXHIBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, EVENTS - AREAS AND PROGRAMS
Exhibition space with interactive installations and a workshop area with an experimental space comprise 350 square meters. The total area is designed for a maximum number of visitors of up to 99 people (under normal conditions without corona restrictions).
In the exhibition area, visitors can investigate curious mystery objects, interact withse an architectural model and media station to learn about the current state of the museum project, fly over Bavaria as a bird in a Virtual Reality flight simulator called Birdly or get inspired by our partners in the Bavarian Natural History Network by exploring their public offerings.
Copyrights: slideshow & animation: Interior design - Konstantin Landuris Studio
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!
With our mystery objects you can search for clues online. We present you with objects that you probably don't know what they are. Seven clues provide information about the objects - but be careful: Only half of the clues are true! Will you find out what is a lie and what the mysterious objects are?
BIOTOPIA presents treasures from the Bavarian State Natural Science Collections (SNSB) in the form of exciting object stories with the mystery objects in the BIOTOPIA Lab. Each object is described in the solution video by an SNSB scientist.
Get involved in BIOTOPIA - with a donation, membershipor project-related support. We look forward to growing a group of committed people to actively support BIOTOPIA throughout the development phase.
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)89 178 61-411
Phone: +49 (0)89 178 61-422
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