THE BIOTOPIA PROJECT

A completely new, internationally significant museum: BIOTOPIA, museum of life. BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern will create a space in which our relationship to other living beings can be re-thought and re-configured. It will inspire visitors to encounter our planet’s diversity – to reconnect with nature, to “explore life”.
MUSEUM MENSCH UND NATUR BECOMES BIOTOPIA
Since its opening in 1990, the Museum Mensch und Natur has been one of Munich's most popular and well-attended museums. Due to the very limited space and poor infrastructure, the museum will close in 2020 in order to be comprehensively expanded and renovated. With a completely new concept and under the new name BIOTOPIA-Naturkundemuseum Bayern, it is expected to open in 2025 as an innovative museum and forum for life sciences and the environment.
VISION
BIOTOPIA will deepen the relationships between humans, their environment and other living beings and contribute to a new understanding of biodiversity and ecosystems in Bavaria and all over the world. The museum will foster stewardship for the environment throughout Bavaria and in doing so, works together closely with the Bavarian Natural History Collections, drawing on their rich compilation of objects and research findings.
BIOTOPIA LAB
In the interim phase while the Museum Man and Nature is closed and before it reopens as BIOTOPIA, the BIOTOPIA Lab serves as a temporary information, exhibition and event space. From presumably 2020 on, it gives a first insight into the themes and work of BIOTOPIA and offers programmes and activities for school classes and anybody else interested in the project.
NETWORK
BIOTOPIA is not only one central museum in Munich but intends to work with museums, educational institutions and research facilities throughout Bavaria. This gives rise to a bavaria-wide network that makes life sciences and natural history accessible in all regions.


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

Phone: +49 (0)89 178 61-422
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With the new Citizen Science and Arts project www.dawn-chorus.org, thousands of bird voices from all over the world were collected and mapped in a global sound map in the first upload phase in 2020. The project, initiated by the Nantesbuch Foundation and BIOTOPIA, has now been awarded the UN Decade of Biodiversity.

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Regrettably, we have to announce that this year's BIOTOPIA SENSE Festival will not take place on June 21, 2020. Both the ban on major events until the end of October issued by the German and Bavarian governments and our concern for the safety of all people involved – contributors, organizers and visitors – make this step necessary. This is sad news for all of us.

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The new exhibition in the Museum Mensch und Natur, developed with members of the BIOTOPIA team has been extended until december 31st 2020.

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Announcing a new international Citizen Science Platform to capture birdsong: Stiftung Nantesbuch and BIOTOPIA are together launching www.dawn-chorus.org 

As Spring progresses, the songs of hundreds of species of birds can be heard ringing out every morning, from about one hour before sunrise.

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    #DaVinci designed an 'ideal city' after the Bubonic Plague, with many ideas still relevant today! Join today's online panel 8pm with @claireoconnell @michaeljohng @laurie_winkless & Jim Capobianco about how #science could help shape future cities. @festofcuriosity
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    RT @richardpearceFC: The 2020 London Tree and Woodland Awards are now OPEN for nominations. The awards celebrate the work of individuals, c…
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    Is this the end of the world's favorite fruit 🍌? A fungus called Tropical Race 4 (TR4), or Panama Disease, attacks the banana plant’s vascular system. Scientists discuss about creating a genetically modified variety as well as a vaccine. ow.ly/gdQZ50AyCEO
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    RT @SciGalleryDet: Got an idea or solution about the pandemic? We want to help! Apply to our Rapid Residency program. The deadline is offic…

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