Since its opening in 1990, the Museum Mensch und Natur has been one of Munich's most popular and well-attended museums. Due to the very limited space and poor infrastructure, the museum will close in 2021 in order to be comprehensively expanded and renovated. With a completely new concept and under the new name BIOTOPIA-Naturkundemuseum Bayern, it is going to open as an innovative museum and forum for life sciences and the environment.
With the exhibition, BIOTOPIA has set itself the goal of awakening the natural curiosity of visitors, generating empathy for life and the environment, and encouraging them to take the initiative themselves. The open exhibition architecture makes an important contribution to this by encouraging self-determined exploration of the museum's contents.
In the interim phase while the Museum Man and Nature is closed and before it reopens as BIOTOPIA, the BIOTOPIA Lab serves as a temporary information, exhibition and event space. Since 2021, it gives a first insight into the themes and work of BIOTOPIA and offers programmes and activities for school classes and anybody else interested in the project.