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TerraXWhat treasures have shaped German culture? How do they continue to have an effect to this day? For about two hours, prominent panelists travelled through German history in the Terra X-show "Unsere Schätze" ("Our Treasures") and competed in answering questions about excavations, inventions and cultural objects worth millions. Johannes B. Kerner moderated with the support of Dirk Steffens and astrophysicist Harald Lesch.

Eventually, the team of actor Axel Milberg and actress Bettina Zimmermann could came out on top and won 10.000€ each for their respective good cause. Zimmermann donated her sum to the local museum network Kulmbacher Mönchshof, while Axel Milberg supported the Munich-based museum project with his share: "This is a fantastic place", Milberg said about BIOTOPIA.

Wir are honoured and are delighted to use the donation in the further development of BIOTOPIA. Our heartfelt thanks go to Axel Milberg!


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BIOTOPIA News title & body: Johannes B. Kerner, Harald Lesch, Dirk Steffens, Bettina Zimmermann, Axel Milberg, Franziska van Almsick, Marcel Reif
Copyright: ZDF/Sascha Baumann


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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.

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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.

The BIOTOPIA annual review 2019 is now available for download! It includes exciting insights behind the scenes, an interview with Dr. Auguste von Bayern, a review of the EAT festival and much more! So it's worth a glance and whoever is enthusiastic about BIOTOPIA's vision is welcome to donate and become a sponsor.

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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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