BIOTOPIA is much more than a museum. With our digital offerings, you can experience science from anywhere: The Lab@Home offers exciting experiments and explanatory videos to do at home, the 360°-Tour of the BIOTOPIA Lab gives a taste from afar, the Citizen Science and Arts app Dawn Chorus brings nature, art and technology together and if you missed our past events and discussions, you can rewatch them here...
What can we read from the microbiome of Leonardo da Vinci's artwork? Can we control our dreams? And will we soon be building living houses? BIOTOP!CS - the BIOTOPIA Podcast is dedicated to life in all its facets. Freely according to the motto: Explore Life!
Whether life sciences, environmental sciences, astrophysics, philosophy, art or design. At BIOTOP!CS we bring cutting-edge research and the public together.
In the IQ talk series "Alles Natur" from Bayern 2, BIOTOPIA biologist Dr. Thassilo Franke illuminates our everyday world from a special perspective. With the inquisitive eye of the naturalist, he tracks down mysterious phenomena in our environment: What makes the local fir tree so unique? Why are different types of fruit often so intensely colored? And why do some species of bugs look like little colorful jewels?
Bayern 2 is the official cultural partner of BIOTOPIA.
In the video series "Aha Moment- The Fascination of Research", scientists from various research areas of the Max Planck Society come to the BIOTOPIA Lab and talk about their research. The researchers use simple but unexpected demonstrations to show what particularly fascinates them about their field of research and what unexpected discoveries they have made in the course of their careers. They also provide an exclusive insight into their careers and explain how their field of research can influence our lives.
Missed a lecture, discussion or other event? Or simply want to watch it again and dive deeper into the topic? Here, all recordings from past events are compiled and collected - whether from our annual BIOTOPIA festivals, digital series of talks, discussion rounds, book reviews and much more! With internationally renowned speakers, we address, for example, the question of how we can save our planet and ensure the survival of us humans and other living beings. From climate change to the loss of biodiversity to the origin and handling of future pandemics.
Our big BIOTOPIA Festival "SENSE - The Power of Perception" in October was a great success! Those who could not experience all the highlights from our stage program live, now have the opportunity to watch all the video recordings of the talks, discussions and presentations online.
On our festival review page you can browse through the different videos. All English-language program points are available with German subtitles.
The pop-up exhibition "Fungi for Future" is all about the diverse world of fungi. In addition, the video series also deals with the fascinating organisms and various topics that are touched on in the exhibition: Mushroom experts have their say here, there are insights behind the scenes, additional information about the exhibition objects and great ideas and experiments that you can do with mushrooms. Have fun watching!
What does it sound like when plants make music? Biofeedback musician Karel Hacker connects sensors with flowers and leaves, transforms their electrical potentials into sounds - and makes them 'sing'. "I am convinced that we can learn quite a lot from nature if we look closely, listen carefully - and learn from it." Experts from the science and technology company Merck, which supported this activity, also share this opinion.
For the BIOTOPIA Festival "SENSE - The Power of Perception!" on 1 and 2 October, he created the song "Primordial Connection - Verbindung mit dem Ursprung" - a connection between nature, humans and technology. The song can be admired in a video production as part of the Festival Display at Schloss Nymphenburg (Foyer EG). Have fun listening!
With an exciting hands-on program, the BIOTOPIA Lab can also be experienced at home. Test 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.
With our mystery objects you can go in search of clues. But be careful, because only half of the given clues are true! Take a close look at the object, think carefully and choose the clues you think are correct in our online quiz. The objects always come from one of the Bavarian State Natural Science Collections (SNSB). We are constantly adding new mystery objects.
DAWN CHORUS is a Citizen Science and Arts project with the idea of making birds heard. It was initiated by BIOTOPIA and the Stiftung Kunst und Natur in the silence of the Corona Lockdown. People from all over the world are called upon to record the morning bird chorus on their doorstep and share it on this platform - in 2021 for the first time with the help of its own app. The recordings will be mapped worldwide and entered into a scientific database for biodiversity research. In this way, they make an important contribution to species conservation. At the same time, they become part of a global artistic project. Together, the songs form a unique soundscape of biodiversity.
Even when the BIOTOPIA Lab is not open, you can explore it at any time from home. In this interactive 360° tour, you get a preview of the different Lab areas. There is also the possibility to look at different exhibition objects in detail. A visit to the BIOTOPIA Lab is all the more worthwhile afterwards!
Google Arts & Culture offers the possibility to explore selected stories and objects in the Museum Mensch und Natur. In addition, the museum can even be visited virtually via various museum views. Here, for example, you can view some of the museum's most popular objects at your leisure. The presence at Arts & Culture is also a digital legacy of the current museum, which closes in 2021 to be comprehensively expanded and renewed and undergo the metamorphosis to BIOTOPIA.
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