We make every effort to communicate the corona regulations in force at the Lab as up to date as possible on our website. Nevertheless, please also inform yourself about the current regulations for museums. In the section "Contact & Opening Times" you can inform yourself about our current regulations:

+++ 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 want to research yourself and discover exciting things from science and nature? Then you have come to the right place with our open programs in the BIOTOPIA Lab.
The open programs are free of charge and change regularly. Below you will find a selection of different topics that are offered.

The drop in activities will initially only take place on weekends and holidays. Special programs take place during school vacations in some cases.

Fly like a bird

With our virtual reality flight simulator "Birdly" you can fly over the most beautiful landscapes of Bavaria and become a bird.

Depending on availability, the Birdly can be tried out during opening hours. If the demand is high, you may have to wait a little. Use this time to explore the other areas of the BIOTOPIA Lab!

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

We look forward to a voluntary donation for the use of the Birdly.


Walk-in activities

The BIOTOPIA Lab offers various walk-in activities on weekends, holidays and vacations. Below you can find a short description of each activity. The program schedule is constantly updated and expanded. We show you the program here at least a week in advance.

Saturday, Nov. 27th

Code of Life

Sunday, Nov. 28th

Eternal Garden

Saturday, Dec. 4th and Sunday Dec. 5th

Humus sapiens

Saturday, Dec. 11th and Sunday, Dec. 12st

Bare your teeth

Saturday, Dec. 18th and Sunday Dec. 19th

Water worlds

Friday, Dec. 24th til Sunday, Jan. 2nd

Lab closed

Monday, Jan. 3rd til Sunday Jan. 9th

Christmas Vacation Program

Saturday, Jan. 15th and Sunday Jan. 16th

Eternal Garden

Saturday, Jan. 22th and Sunday, Jan. 23st

Code of Life

Saturday, Jan. 29th and Sunday Jan. 30th

Bare your Teeth

Observe & Understand

Bare your teeth
You are what you eat

Investigate and compare the dentition and teeth of different animal species and deduces from this how the respective animals feed.

HUMUS sapiens
Soil stratification, soil dwellers, material cycle

Get to know the incredible diversity of living things that break down and recycle animal and plant remains in the soil

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Journey into the micro world
The view through the microscope

Together we look under the microscope at the hidden world that can be found in water or soil samples. We learn more about this fascinating microcosm, its biodiversity and the importance of the individual species for us and our habitat.

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Research & manufacture

Water worlds
Physics and Life in the wet element

Look through the microscope and discover life in the water. Participate in various water experiments.

The Code of Life
Isolate the banana DNA

Isolate the DNA of a banana and learn about the building blocks of life.

Cook &

The Eternal Garden
Mini Ecosystem in a jar

Create your own hermetosphere with small plants and a little imagination.

We ask you to bring your own screw-top jar (500-1000 ml) for this program if possible (e.g. old pickle or jam jar).

Fungi for future
The world of Fungi

Come into the world of mushrooms and discover how to use them to dye wool or start your own mushroom cultivation.

We ask you to bring your own screw-top jar (500-1000 ml) for this program if possible (e.g. old pickle or jam jar).


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!

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Botanisches Institut
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany

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