Children microscoping and doing experiments in the BIOTOPIA Lab

Hands-on science

Open programmes to join in
During the free workshops young scientists work with edible flowers, explore the biodiversity of algae under a microscope and much more.
until 07.10.2023today: closed  

Exhibition, Children & Youth, Literature & knowledge, Guided tours, Workshop
Naturkundemuseum Bayern

Want to get active yourself? As a Flower Power Special, the BIOTOPIA Lab offers a changing programme every weekend with open and free workshops on flowers, blossoms, nature and biodiversity. The whole family can take part.

Building your own garden in a bottle or understanding the secret of the "colours of the tulips" – in the BIOTOPIA Lab you can find out how it works. If you want to experiment with edible flowers, you can learn about the benefits of nasturtiums or cornflowers – some of which are freshly harvested from the raised beds. Handmade paper dyed with roses can be decorated with pressed blossoms. And in the experiment "The Colours of Tulips", the secrets of nature are explored.

Under the microscope, visitors can observe aquatic plants of local waters up close or learn how "fast-growing plants" create several generations in a very short time.

Which course will take place when will be published on the website at short notice.



Menzinger Str. 65
80638 München

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This event is free of charge.

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However, a ticket for the Botanical Garden is required – admission is free during the winter months. Please visit

Further information

  • Zeitraum:

    03.02. – 07.10.2023

  • opening hours:

    Friday: 13:00 - 17:00
    Saturday until Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

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  • Note on access:

    Extended or different opening hours may apply on public holidays and during school holidays. Current information at

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Children microscoping and doing experiments in the BIOTOPIA Lab
Microscopy and experimentation in the BIOTOPIA Lab © Naturkundemuseum Bayern/Andreas Heddergott
A garden as a mini biotope in a bottle
A mini biotope in a bottle – built in the BIOTOPIA Lab © Naturkundemuseum Bayern/Andreas Heddergott
Two young women look at silkworms in the BIOTOPIA Lab
Experimentation and exploration is the motto of the BIOTOPIA Lab. © Naturkundemuseum Bayern/Andreas Heddergott
BIOTOPIA Lab © Naturkundemuseum Bayern/Andreas Heddergott


Naturkundemuseum Bayern

Explore Life! The Naturkundemuseum Bayern is being built in Munich-Nymphenburg as a 21st century life sciences museum and future forum for science communication. It will expand and reinvent the existing Museum Mensch und Natur. The BIOTOPIA Lab in the Botanical Garden, various festivals and events already give a first impression of BIOTOPIAs vision!