BIOTOPIA is much more than a museum. With our digital offerings, you can experience science from anywhere: The Lab@Home offers exciting experiments and explanatory videos to do at home, the 360°-Tour of the BIOTOPIA Lab gives a taste from afar, the Citizen Science and Arts app Dawn Chorus brings nature, art and technology together and if you missed our past events and discussions, you can rewatch them here...
Who am I and what is life? If you have ever asked yourself these questions, BIOTOP!CS - the BIOTOPIA podcast is just right for you. Because in it we dedicate ourselves to life in all its facets: from the mystery of dreams, to the potential of poop, to the millions and millions of living beings in our own bodies.
This podcast will be available from December 2021.
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. They also provide an exclusive insight into their careers and explain how their field of research can influence our lives.
With internationally renowned speakers, the virtual event series is dedicated to the question of how we can save our planet and ensure the survival of humans and other living creatures. Discussions will be held on topics relating to all aspects of life and survival: From climate change to the loss of biodiversity to the origin and handling of future pandemics. The events will be held partly in German and partly in English with simultaneous translation. Registration and participation are free of charge. If you missed a past event, you can watch the video recording. New events will follow...
The pop-up exhibition "Fungi for Future" is all about the diverse world of fungi. In addition, the video series also deals with the fascinating organisms and various topics that are touched on in the exhibition: Mushroom experts have their say here, there are insights behind the scenes, additional information about the exhibition objects and great ideas and experiments that you can do with mushrooms. Have fun watching!
With an exciting hands-on program, the BIOTOPIA Lab can also be experienced at home. Test 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.
DAWN CHORUS is a Citizen Science and Arts project with the idea of making birds heard. It was initiated by BIOTOPIA and the Stiftung Kunst und Natur in the silence of the Corona Lockdown. People from all over the world are called upon to record the morning bird chorus on their doorstep and share it on this platform - in 2021 for the first time with the help of its own app. The recordings will be mapped worldwide and entered into a scientific database for biodiversity research. In this way, they make an important contribution to species conservation. At the same time, they become part of a global artistic project. Together, the songs form a unique soundscape of biodiversity.
Even when the BIOTOPIA Lab is not open, you can explore it at any time from home. In this interactive 360° tour, you get a preview of the different Lab areas. There is also the possibility to look at different exhibition objects in detail. A visit to the BIOTOPIA Lab is all the more worthwhile afterwards!
Google Arts & Culture offers the possibility to explore selected stories and objects in the Museum Mensch und Natur. In addition, the museum can even be visited virtually via various museum views. Here, for example, you can view some of the museum's most popular objects at your leisure. The presence at Arts & Culture is also a digital legacy of the current museum, which closes in 2021 to be comprehensively expanded and renewed and undergo the metamorphosis to BIOTOPIA.
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