3G RULE AND PRE-REGISTRATION

At the moment, you can visit the Lab only if you pre-reserve your slot online. In addition, the 3G rule applies: access to the Lab is only granted to those who have been verifiably vaccinated, recovered or currently tested.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM: SUMMER 2021

During the summer vacations 2021 the BIOTOPIA Lab expands its offer: From Friday to Sunday we are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the hands-on programs take place continuously on these days!

You can find out when which participatory program will be offered on our weekend activities page.

From September 3 to 12, we will even be open every day with our special "Back to School" program!

Recommended for explorers of all ages!

Visitors of the BIOTOPIA Lab do not have to pay the entrance fee to the Botanical Garden if they present their free registration, as we assume that you will come directly to the Lab. If you want to enjoy the Botanical Garden before or after your Lab visit, please buy a ticket. Depending on the Corona rules, this is only possible until the day before and only online - please see the Botanical Garden's page, for more information.

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.

Our Lab Pilots are happy to show you the exhibition areas of the BIOTOPIA Lab and invite you to exciting themed-days with great hands-on activities. You can find the program below. Don’t miss the chance to fly as a bird over Bavaria's landscapes with our virtual flight simulator Birdly.

Opening hours

Friday till Sunday from 10 a.m. -17 p.m.

Last week of vacation
(06.09. till 12.09.)

Daily from 10 a.m. -17 p.m.

At the moment, you can visit the Lab only if you pre-register your slot onlineReservation by phone or email is not possible.

For the visit to the BIOTOPIA Lab, the 3G rule applies: access to the Lab is only granted to those who have been verifiably vaccinated, recovered or currently tested.

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

Fly like a bird

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

Birdly can be tried out daily between 10 am and 5 pm during the holiday weeks, depending on availability. If there is a high demand, you may have to wait a little. We invite you to use this time to explore the other areas of the BIOTOPIA Lab!

To fly with the Birdly, the "wingspan" (fingertip to fingertip) must be at least 1.20m.

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

 

Back to School

Special program in the last week of vacation
(06.09. - 12.09.2021)

Monday, Sept 6th, 2021

Humus sapiens

Soil research for everyone

Far more than just the "dirt" beneath our feet, Earth is a truly complex and dynamic ecosystem. Let's explore this invisible world together.

We'll learn about a range of tiny creatures in the soil that ensure that all animal and plant remains can be broken down and recycled.

Suitable for any age from about 7 years old

Tuesday, Sept 7th, 2021

Fungi for Future

The world of fungi

We take a look at the wide-ranging world of fungi and discover how to start your own small mushroom farm. For this purpose, we microscope Petri dishes with fungi mycelium, show how to grow mushrooms on coffee grounds in the kitchen and how waste paper becomes a valuable raw material with the help of mushrooms.

We ask you to bring your own screw-top jar (500-1000 ml) for this program if possible (e.g. old pickle or jam jar).

Suitable for any age from about 8 years old

Wednesday, Sept 8th, 2021

Bare your Teeth

You are what you eat

Investigate and compare the dentition and teeth of different animal species and deduces from this how the respective animals feed.

For participants (accompanied) from 6 years old


Thursday, Sept 9th, 2021

Water worlds

Physics and life in the wet element

Water is a unique substance! Thanks to the special properties of water, many exciting experiments can be done with it. While looking through the microscope, you will discover small creatures in a water sample from the Schlosskanal.

Suitable for any age from about 7 years old

Friday, Sept 10th, 2021

Humus sapiens

Soil research for everyone

Far more than just the "dirt" beneath our feet, Earth is a truly complex and dynamic ecosystem. Let's explore this invisible world together.

We'll learn about a range of tiny creatures in the soil that ensure that all animal and plant remains can be broken down and recycled.

Suitable for any age from about 7 years old

Saturday, Sept 11th, 2021

The Code of Life

Isolate the DNA of a banana

We will take a small excursion into molecular biology with a hands-on experiment. To illustrate the building blocks of life, we will work together to isolate DNA from a banana.

Suitable for any age from about 12 years old


Sunday, Sept 12th, 2021

The Code of Life

Isolate the DNA of a banana

We will take a small excursion into molecular biology with a hands-on experiment. To illustrate the building blocks of life, we will work together to isolate DNA from a banana.

Suitable for any age from about 12 years old


The BIOTOPIA Lab is  an interdisciplinary space that builds bridges between life and environmental sciences, art and design and society. We are planning small and larg events at which experts from different scientific, cultural and political backgrounds join the general public to explore, question and redesign our  relationshipwith the living world.

From panel discussions to hackathons to hybrid event formats - the Lab is an open invitation to everyone who is interested in a change of perspective. Creative collisions and cultural “clashes” also find a platform here. We look forward to collaborative event ideas according to the motto: "Do It With Others" (DIWO).

Are you curious? Find out what else you can experience in the BIOTOPIA Lab!

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