2020-04-22 17:00
Instagram Live


Bernie KrauseAn Earth Day interview with legendary soundscape artist Bernie Krause

During the current Covid-19 lockdown, our cities have become eerily silent, allowing us to reconnect with the sounds of nature. After working with big name music acts such as The Doors, the Weavers, George Harrison and other music legends as a pioneer with the Moog synthesizer, legendary sound artist and bioacoustician Bernie Krause switched his attention to the sounds of nature. To date he has recorded over 15,000 species on over 5,000 hours of tape, culminating in his Great Animal Orchestra. Michael John Gorman, director of the new BIOTOPIA museum in development in Munich will interview Bernie Krause about the importance of experiencing biodiversity through the ears, and how tuning into the dawn chorus can alert us to the consequences of climate change, urbanization and deforestation.


How to join

You can experience this event live online: The interview will take place on Instagram Live and will be accessible for all Instagram-followers of Biotopia. Afterwards, the interview will continue to be available for those who missed it live. We will post it on our website, YouTube and Instagram and share it in all our social media.

Earth Day 2020

April 22, 2020 is International Earth Day. The BIOTOPIA Live-Event was therefore registered as an official online event for Earth Day. We hope to reach as many people as possible on this way and to draw attention to the protection of ecosystems and the wonderful world of natural soundscapes.


All Dates

  • 2020-04-22 17:00
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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