Due to the current corona situation, the opening of the BIOTOPIA Lab to the public is postponed.


BIOTOPIA activities for at home

However, you can still experience the Lab from now on: The BIOTOPIA team is working on digital and analog formats, experiments and DIY concepts with great commitment to bring you hands-on science to your home until the opening. "BIOTOPIA Lab @ Home" wants to arouse interest in scientific contexts and give you a small foretaste of the activities in the BIOTOPIA Lab - from the bottle garden or your own mushroom cultivation for home-use to the isolation of DNA from vegetables and fruits. We also plan to take a look behind the scenes of the lab with the lab experts, which hopefully will make you look forward to your visit in the near future!


Do you have any questions, need further information or would like to contact us for another matter?

Find out more about our current program and get a look behind the scenes of the BIOTOPIA Lab follow our social media channels!


You can reach the BIOTOPIA Lab via the main entrance of the Botanical Garden (Menzinger Str. 65).

You can find the Lab on the right, around the corner of the Botanical Institute, opposite the greenhouses.

Please follow the signs!


Barrier-free access to the Lab via ramp or elevator inside the institute is possible. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed.

If necessary, you can call on site as soon as you are there (089 / 178 61-411) or let us know in the ticket booth of the Botanical Garden.

There are three disabled parking spaces in front of the main entrance to the Botanical Institute (Menzinger Str. 67).


Monday to Friday:                              1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:                       10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(except the Botanical Garden closes earlier)

The Birdly Flight Simulator can be tried Thu-Sun during the opening hours.

The open drop in programs will initially only take place on weekends (The exhibition areas can be visited nevertheless).

The opening times may be changed during the school holidays. Check the information on our lab event page.

A pre-reservation of max. 5 tickets (always on the hour for 60 minutes each) are possible via eventbrite. But you can also just drop by - we keep places free for the drop-in audience!

To comply with the Corona protective measures, we are limiting the number of visitors in the BIOTOPIA Lab. Please bring your masks with you and understand if you have to wait a bit at peak times.


Children and youth under the age of 18 have free admission. Adults pay regular admission to the Botanical Garden. Entry to the BIOTOPIA Lab itself is free for everyone.

Please inform yourself directly on the website of the Botanical Garden about the current opening times and prices.


You can easily reach the BIOTOPIA Lab by public transport.

Botanischer Garten stop (tram 12, bus 143, 180)
Both lines are suitable for wheelchair users.

There are some parking spaces across from the Botanical Garden entrance (Menzinger Str. 67).


We want you to have exciting experiences in the BIOTOPIA Lab and enjoy your stay. To ensure the safety of all visitors, we ask you to follow the following hygiene rules:

    • In the whole BIOTOPIA Lab you have to wear a mouth-nose-cover.
    • Please bring your own mask.
    • Children under 6 years of age are exempt from the mask obligation.

    • A minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be kept even with a mask.

    • Currently the number of people allowed in the lab is limited. On the main page you can find out more about how to reserve a place or book a workshop.

    • We make sure that not too many people enter the lab by handing out a token to each visitor when they enter the lab. (Similar to the shopping basket system of many supermarkets).

    • For events and workshops we have to take your personal data for contact tracking and keep it for 1 month according to the DSGVO. This is not necessary for regular visits to the lab.

    • We provide disinfectants and disinfection wipes, also for one-handed listeners and contact surfaces.

  • In case of non-compliance with the rules, we will remind you. Visitors who still do not follow the rules are asked to leave the lab.

    The following persons are not allowed to enter the BIOTOPIA Lab:

    • Persons with respiratory symptoms of any severity

    • Persons who have had contact with COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days or who are under quarantine for other reasons.


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Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München


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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.

Download Press Release 2019


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.

Download Annual Report 2019







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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