Currently, the 2G plus regulation applies in the BIOTOPIA Lab: Access is only permitted to persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered, can prove this with valid evidence and can also present a current test (antigene test or PCR test). In addition, we are obliged to carry out an identity check.

So please bring your 2G proof, test proof, and photo ID!

The 2G plus rule applies to anyone 12 years & 3 months or older. From an age of 6 a negative test certificate must be shown.

For students, proof of regular testing at school (student ID) is sufficient as proof of testing.
However, students over the age of 12 must still also show proof of vaccination or recovery.

+++ Currently, the number of visitors in the Lab is limited to 20 people. +++

Please understand that this may lead to waiting times.

+++ From December 24 to January 2 the BIOTOPIA Lab is NOT open +++

Instead, our Christmas vacation program will take place between January 3 and 9!


Do you have any questions, need further information or would like to contact us for another matter?

Find out more about our current program and get a look behind the scenes of the BIOTOPIA Lab follow our social media channels!


You can enter the BIOTOPIA Lab via the main entrance of the Munich Botanic Garden. The visit of the Lab is free and included in the entrance fee of the Botanical Garden. Information about the entrance fees can be found on the Botanical Garden's page.

You can find the Lab on the right, around the corner of the Botanical Institute, across the greenhouses.

Please follow the signs!


Barrier-free access to the Lab via ramp or elevator inside the institute is possible. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed.

If necessary, you can call on site as soon as you are there (089 / 178 61-411) or let us know in the ticket booth of the Botanical Garden.

There are three disabled parking spaces in front of the main entrance to the Botanical Institute (Menzinger Str. 67).


You can easily reach the BIOTOPIA Lab by public transport.

Botanischer Garten stop (tram 17, bus 143, 180)
Both lines are suitable for wheelchair users.

There are some parking spaces across from the entrance of the Botanical Garden (Menzinger Str. 67).


Friday:                                                       1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday:                       10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.
On holidays:                                           10 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

(except the Botanical Garden closes earlier)

Short-term changes are possible depending on the current infection levels.

The Birdly Flight Simulator can be tried during the opening hours.

To fly with the Birdly, the "wingspan" (fingertip to fingertip) must be at least 1.20m.

The open drop in programs will initially only take place on weekends, holidays and during school vacations (The exhibition areas can be visited nevertheless).

The opening times may be changed during the school holidays. Check the information on our lab event page.


At the BIOTOPIA Lab, the 2G plus rule is currently in effect: access to the Lab is only granted to proven vaccinated and recovered persons who can also show a current negative test. In addition, we are obliged to carry out an identity check.

This rule applies to all visitors, including children 12 years & 3 months and older. Again, we are required to ask for proof of vaccination or recovery and perform an identity check (e.g. student ID, passport). Students may also show their student ID (or other proof of school attendance) instead of a current test. Children 6 years of age and older must also show proof of testing (or proof of school attendance).

  • The BIOTOPIA Lab is only open when museums are open (depending on the current rate of infections and hospitalisation).

Please wear a FFP2 mask when you visit us and understand that you may have to wait a little during peak hours.


The visit of the Lab is free and included in the entrance fee of the Botanical Garden. Information about the entrance fees can be found on the Botanical Garden's page.

We want you to have exciting experiences in the BIOTOPIA Lab and enjoy your stay. To ensure the safety of all visitors, we ask you to follow the following hygiene rules:

    • For a visit to the lab, you must be able to prove that you have been vaccinated or have recovered (from the age of 12 years & 3 months). In addition, a negative rapid antigen test or PCR test must currently be shown (from the age of 6 years; for schoolchildren, proof of school attendance counts as proof of testing). Furthermore, an identity check (valid identification document) will be performed.

    • In the entire BIOTOPIA Lab, a medical mask must be worn from the age of 6 and a FFP2 mask from the age of 16.

    • Please bring your own mask.

    • A minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be kept even with a mask.

    • We provide disinfectants and disinfection wipes, also for one-handed listeners and contact surfaces.

In case of non-compliance with the rules, we will remind you. Visitors who still do not follow the rules are asked to leave the lab.

Persons with acute symptoms of illness, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste and smell, sore throat or earache, are prohibited from entering the BITOPIA Lab. The same applies to individuals who have had contact with COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days or are otherwise under quarantine regulations.



Botanisches Institut
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München


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BIOTOPIA activities for at home

With an exciting hands-on program, the BIOTOPIA Lab can also be experienced at home. 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. Browse the website and find the right experiment for you!


Naturkundemuseum Bayern
Botanisches Institut
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany

BIOTOPIA Lab: +49 (0)89 178 61-411

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