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Digital barrier-free accessibility declaration

The BIOTOPIA  – Naturkundemuseum Bayern is working to improve the barrier-free accessibility of the website www.biotopia.net in accordance with the Bavarian Barrier-free Information Technology Ordinance (BayBITV). The website currently complies in part with the BayBITV.

The following areas of the website are currently not barrier-free according to BayBITV:

  • PDF documents posted on our website are not barrier-free.
  • Picture galleries and other clickable pictures cannot be enlarged according to BayBITV guidelines.
  • Videos on our website are currently not available barrier-free.
  • Some elements of our start page are not barrier-free, especially the automatically scrolling theme sliders.
  • Alternative image texts are currently not yet displayed for all images.
  • Currently, a summary of our website content via a sign language video is still missing. 
  • A font enlargement is currently only possible by zooming in and out via the keyboard, an additional menu bar has been added. 

- Zooming-in via the keyboard: Keep the control key [Ctrl] pressed and press the key [+] until you have set the desired size.

- Reset settings: Press the [Ctrl] and [0] keys simultaneously.

We are working to remove all barriers. If you encounter any barriers in using the website or have any further suggestions, please inform the digital communications team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The website went online on January 06, 2017. This statement was prepared and last reviewed on September 20, 2020.

The last significant changes to the website were made on December 17, 2018.

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

Phone: +49 (0)89 178 61-422
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As a foretaste of BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern, the BIOTOPIA Lab in the Botanical Garden Munich will open its doors to all curious visitors who want to experience science first hand - with free admission. Flying over Berchtesgaden with the interactive VR-bird flight simulator Birdly, cultivating a mini-biotope in a glass or exploring microorganisms in their own water sample - the BIOTOPIA Lab offers on 350 m2 exhibition space and workshop area with its own experimental kitchen a variety of possibilities to discover science up close in a dialogue-oriented atmosphere and to spontaneously become a researcher yourself.

More information and press release (German)

We proudly announce that BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern is joining the Global Coalition for Biodiversity,  as the first official member from Germany. The Global Coalition calls for strong mobilisation of all national parks, research centers, science and natural history museums, botanic gardens, zoos, aquariums, and beyond to unite forces and make their voices heard about the nature crisis ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in 2021. After the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, BIOTOPIA also becomes the 2nd Natural History Museum worldwide to join the Coalition.

Download Press Release 2019


In June 2020, the Museum Mensch und Natur celebrated its 30th anniversary - unfortunately, due to the Corona Pandemic, however, without a celebration or other public event. Since the museum has become very popular with many visitors over the past 30 years, this anniversary is now being honored with a launch in Google Arts & Culture.

Use the search function to select the Museum Mensch und Natur and get the opportunity to explore selected stories and objects. In addition, you can even visit our museum virtually via various museum views. Take your time to look at some of the most popular objects and maybe you will feel like visiting the museum live again.

Google Arts & Culture

A provocative call for the transformation of science museums into "idea colliders" that spark creative collaborations and connections. Gorman focuses on the dialogue between scientists and artists, designers, policymakers, and the public and considers the questions, ideas and experiences of each visitor as an important resource for a new kind of museum experience. The book can be ordered online in English and provides exciting insights into the planned BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern in Munich and giving forward-looking models of science engagement around the world.






Do you have questions or need further information? Do not hesitate to get in touch with the BIOTOPIA team and the Förderkreis BIOTOPIA.

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