VISION

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”.

CURIOSITY

CURIOSITY

WONDER...
EMPATHY

EMPATHY

FEEL...
AGENCY

AGENCY

ACT...

… 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.

BIOTOPIA VOICES

  • PROF. DR. MICHAEL JOHN GORMAN
    BIOTOPIA Founding Director
  • DR. MICHAEL APEL
    Stellvertretender Direktor von BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern
  • PROF. DR. BENEDIKT GROTHE
    Chair of the BIOTOPIA Advisory Board
    Chair of Neurobiology, LMU Munich
  • PROF. DR. GERHARD HASZPRUNAR
    Member of the BIOTOPIA Advisory Board
    General Director of the Bavarian Natural History Collections
  • DR. AUGUSTE VON BAYERN, PRINZESSIN ZUR LIPPE
    Chair of the Förderkreis BIOTOPIA
  • RANGA YOGESHWAR
    Science Journalist and TV-Host
  • DR. MATTHIAS MÄUSER
    Director of the Naturkunde-Museum Bamberg
  • PROF. CLAUS HIPP
    BIOTOPIA Founding Patron
    CEO HIPP Babynahrung GmbH
  • PD DR. BETTINA BÖLTER
    BIOTOPIA Namegiver
    Research Fellow and Research Group Leader, LMU Munich
  • PROF. DR. SUSANNE RENNER
    Direktorin of the Botanical Garden and the Botanical Collection, Munich
  • MARTIN SCHOELLER
    BIOTOPIA Founding Patron
    CEO Schoeller Industries
  • PROF. DR. STEFAN HÖLZL
    Director of the Rieskrater-Museum Nördlingen


    BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern
    Maria-Ward-Str. 1a
    80638 München, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)89 2180-72191
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