A completely new, internationally significant museum: BIOTOPIA, museum of life. BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern will create a space in which our relationship to other living beings can be re-thought and re-configured. It will inspire visitors to encounter our planet’s diversity – to reconnect with nature, to “explore life”.
… and encourage the curiosity for nature and science.
… and see the world from the perspective of other living beings.
… and take responsibility for the future of our natural surroundings/environments.
A UNIQUE APPROACH
BIOTOPIA will be the world’s first museum that focuses on behaviours, activities and processes, featuring topics like “Eat”, “Sleep” or “Reproduce”, themes that relate to all human beings and connect us with other species. The new museum is conceived as an experience for everyone: A platform for discussion and communication about the latest research, an interactive learning venue with public labs and varied programmes, an interdisciplinary space that bridges nature, culture, art and design. In doing so, the future museum can draw on the excellent resources of the Bavarian Natural History Collections – it contains, for example, the world’s largest butterfly collection, with 11 million species.