A completely new, internationally renowned museum of the life and environmental sciences and a forum for the future of science communication: BIOTOPIA. The climate crisis, pandemics and species extinction are presenting us with enormous challenges. As a communicative interface between international scientists, educational and research institutions, BIOTOPIA seeks solutions to restore the balance on our planet. It invites dialogue between science, art, culture, politics and the general public. In doing so, it makes Munich and Bavaria visible as a top science location and gives treasures of the Bavarian State Natural Science Collections (SNSB) a stage. BIOTOPIA encourages everyone to make a difference - with events, excursions, festivals and in the future museum, which, with its open visitor labs, children's museum, auditorium, event areas, flexible special exhibition spaces and attractive outdoor areas, will make people want to experience nature. Explore Life!


The new museum building for BIOTOPIA is being constructed on the north wing of Nymphenburg Palace, next to the existing Museum Mensch und Natur. The site is still occupied by a former institute building of the LMU: a plain building from the 1960s that is not suitable for museum use and is not a classified historical monument. The design by the renowned Berlin firm Staab Architekten blends in carefully with the surroundings and was completed with the intensive involvement of the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Historical Monuments. The location is ideally suited to establish an attractive nature-culture quarter that uses the enormous biodiversity of the neighborhood as a connecting point for natural history education.

Image left: Visualization of the new building © Staab Architekten

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

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