PARTICIPATE IN THE BIOTOPIA LAB

Free activities at the weekend

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.

The drop in activities will initially only take place on weekends and holidays.
Special programs take place during school vacations in some cases.


VR Flight Simulator Birdly

Fly like a bird

With our virtual reality flight simulator "Birdly" you can fly as an eagle over the most beautiful landscapes of Bavaria, discover the Jurassic age as a pterosaur or swim through a coral reef as a sea turtle.

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!

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 the Birdly.

The experiences

Currently, several immersive adventures can be experienced in the BIOTOPIA Lab on our VR simulator Birdly. Only one adventure is offered per weekend. When which offer takes place, you can find out below in our program schedule.

What is it about?

In "Reef Dive" you swim as a sea turtle through a coral reef and can discover the different creatures there. In some places of the reef, the destruction by humans becomes clear and you learn what happens when we mistreat the environment.

What is it about?

Are you ready for a journey through time? "Jurassic Flight" is not just for dino nerds! Glide as a pterosaur through the Jurassic Age, passing giant long-necked dinosaurs, experience dangerous prehistoric predators on the hunt and discover the plant life of that time.

What is it about?

You always wanted to know what it's like to soar over the peaks of the Alps as an eagle? In our Berchtesgaden-Experience you can experience exactly that! Fly over mountains, over the Königssee and explore the landscape of the Berchtesgadener Land from a completely new perspective!

What is it about?

Become a butterfly and explore an ecosystem with plants, insects, birds, reptiles, snails, and mammals. Use your insect senses to discover aspects of our world usually hidden from our eyes. UV-Vision lets you to see hidden patterns on the plants and animals while Smell-O-Vision allows you to discover hidden insects by their pheromone trails.

COME & JOIN:

The BIOTOPIA Lab offers various walk-in activities on weekends, holidays and vacations. Basically, every Open Program is intended for everyone and we always try to cater to the respective visitors' needs and age groups. Nevertheless, we specify a recommended minimum age for each program, from which an optimal experience is made possible. 

When which program is offered, you can find out in our program schedule.

Drop-in activities

Our drop-in activities are all about joining in! Every weekend you can participate in an exciting activity and learn something exciting about life or nature. You don't have to register. Just come and join us when our pilots start a new round.

World of Trees
Do you know the trees in our forest?

How can we tell the trees apart? Decipher the secrets of the forests, get to know the forest as a community and find out what meaning the forest has for us humans!

Recommended from about 6 years old

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.

Recommended from about 6 years old

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

Recommended from about 7 years old

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.

Recommended from about 7 years old



Beyond the plate
Food here and elsewhere

Food not only fills you up, it is full of secrets and surprises. How and what do children and adults eat in other countries? Why does it smell and look so different? Which food is considered particularly healthy?
Together we want to get to the bottom of these and many other questions about food.

Recommended from about 6 years old

Water worlds
Physics and Life in the wet element

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

Recommended from about 7 years old

The Code of Life
Isolate the banana DNA

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

Recommended from about 12 years old



Biodiversity
Life is diverse!

What is actually biodiversity and what is it important for? Can't we live just as well with a few fewer species? These are questions that concern young and old alike.

In our workshop, we will learn about the diversity of individual species by looking at different groups of animals. Each species shows its own characteristics with its specific adaptation to the habitat which we want to discover. The diversity of habitats causes the diversity of species and thus determines our environment.

Recommended from about 6 years old

The Eternal Garden
Mini Ecosystem in a jar

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

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).

Recommended from about 6 years old

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.

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).

Recommended from about 8 years old



PROGRAM SCHEDULE

The program schedule is constantly updated and expanded. Which program will take place on the corresponding weekend/holiday, you will find out here at least one week before.

You can find descriptions of the different program points by scrolling up.

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Friday, Dec 2nd

Birdly:
Reef Dive

Saturday, Dec 3rd and Sunday Dec 4th

New: Biodiversity

Birdly:
Reef Dive

Friday, Dec 9th

Birdly:
Insects

Saturday, Dec 10th and Sunday Dec 11th

Humus sapiens

Birdly:
Insects

Friday, Dec 16th

Birdly:
Berchtesgaden

Saturday, Dec 17th and Sunday Dec 18th

New: World of Trees

Birdly:
Berchtesgaden

Friday, Dec 23rd

Birdly:
Jurassic Flight

Saturday, Dec 24th and Sunday Dec 25th

Lab closed!

Christmas break!


Saturday, Dec 24th till Sunday Jan 1st

Lab closed!

The BIOTOPIA Lab will be closed from Christmas till New Year.
We will be back on January 6 with great offers and programs for you!

Until then, you can find exciting experiments to do at home on Lab@Home!


Friday, Jan 6th

Code of Life

Birdly:
Reef Dive

Saturday, Jan 7th and Sunday Jan 8th

Bare your Teeth

Birdly:
Reef Dive

Friday, Jan 13th

Birdly:
Insects

Saturday, Jan 14th and Sunday Jan 15th

Code of Life

Birdly:
Insects

Friday, Jan 20th

Birdly:
Berchtesgaden

Saturday, Jan 21st and Sunday Jan 22nd

Beyond the plate

Birdly:
Berchtesgaden

Friday, Jan 27th

Birdly:
Jurassic Flight

Saturday, Jan 28th and Sunday Jan 29th

World of Trees

Birdly:
Jurassic Flight


Friday, Feb 3rd

Birdly:
Reef Dive

Saturday, Feb 4th and Sunday Feb 5th

Water Worlds

Birdly:
Reef Dive

Friday, Feb 10th

Birdly:
Insects

Saturday, Feb 11th and Sunday Feb 12th

Humus sapiens

Birdly:
Insects

Friday, Feb 17th

Birdly:
Berchtesgaden

Saturday, Feb 18th and Sunday Feb 19th

Biodiversity

Birdly:
Berchtesgaden

Friday, Feb 24th

Birdly:
Jurassic Flight

Saturday, Feb 25th and Sunday Feb 26th

Eternal Garden

Birdly:
Jurassic Flight

BIOTOPIA Lab@Home

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!

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