January 18: BIOTOPIA Lab Guided Tour with Kombucha Workshop

In January we offer an evening workshop for adults through the Munich Adult Education Center. Get to know the BIOTOPIA Lab and create your own art object from the kombucha mushroom in the workshop. It's amazing what can be made from microbial biofilms. Your own art object just needs to be dried afterwards. The available places are limited.

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Together against Corona: VACCINATION Friday with BIOTOPIA from 17.12.

BIOTOPIA helps to further increase the vaccination rate. With its Vaccination Friday (starting Dec. 17/and then initially Jan. 14), BIOTOPIA is offering a vaccination event as part of the Hi!A Festival of Arts and Research. You can get vaccinated at the BIOTOPIA Lab in the Botanical Garden. A specialist in anesthesiology will vaccinate all citizens with registration and prior appointment at this exciting place where science and society meet (1st vaccination, 2nd vaccination and 3rd vaccination/booster vaccination). Details on registration and appointments as well as further information will follow soon.

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New special exhibition at Museum Mensch und Natur

The 100 best images in the Museum Mensch und Natur - a public favorite returns! The selected images show the current "state of the art" of international nature photography and let us marvel at the technical skill, patience and creativity behind these shots. Information about the exhibition can be found here.

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New Video series: "Aha Moment - The Fascination of Research" in cooperation with the Max Planck Society

In the video series "Aha Moment - The Fascination of Research", scientists from various research areas of the Max Planck Society come to the BIOTOPIA Lab and talk about their research. The researchers use simple but unexpected demonstrations to show what particularly fascinates them about their field of research and what unexpected discoveries they have made in the course of their careers.

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Now online: ÜBERHITZT: Climate Change and Health - with Harald Lesch, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann and Katja Trippel

Now available as video: The BIOTOPIA event held on October 30, 2021 in Schloss Nymphenburg Munich on the topic of "The consequences of climate change for our health" can now be viewed online. Science communicator Harald Lesch welcomed Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, leading international environmental physician, and Katja Trippel, science journalist and author.

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Online event on Nov. 30, 2021: Knowledge Creation in Museums

How is the definition of museum-based research changing in the 21st century? How can museums facilitate the creation of knowledge with and by the public? How can exhibitions become experiments? How can museum-based research help address "complicated problems," from climate change to biodiversity crashes? This interdisciplinary panel will explore the future of knowledge creation in museums.

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Kick-off meeting for connected nature education in Bavaria

On October 26, 2021, a meeting of natural history and environmental education institutions from all administrative districts of Bavaria took place in the BIOTOPIA Lab. Natural history museums, botanical gardens, national park centers, animal parks, environmental stations as well as environmental education centers of different types, sizes and sponsors were represented.

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Live event on 30.10.2021: ÜBERHITZT: The consequences of climate change for our health with Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Katja Trippel and Harald Lesch

The BIOTOPIA event series ESCAPING EXTINCTION returned on October 30th - this time with a German-speaking in-person event on the consequences of climate change for our health. Science communicator Harald Lesch welcomed Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, leading international environmental physician, and Katja Trippel, science journalist and author.

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