To really understand the natural world, you have to understand everything about its smallest and most competent organisms: microbes. Tiny, powerful and invisible to the naked eye, microbes with absolutely fascinating. Especially when presented in this way!
Micropia is the world’s first museum dedicated to microbes. By bringing out these virtually invisible creatures, the exhibition highlights the interconnectivity of all things and offers interesting insights into the functioning of the universe.
This exhibit shows the various ways in which our lives – and the planet as a whole – interact with these beings we don’t see and how they are influenced.
When you think about the function of microbes, the general idea is that they cause diseases. However, this is only a small part of what they do. Microbiology can solve global problems such as purifying water and curing infectious diseases. Microbes are capable of generating energy, food and bioplastics. Knowing microbes well will allow us to create new utilities for them.
And the best way to get to know them is to enter this innovative museum. Come and discover the world of bacteria and germs!
After entering through the Artis entrance door, turn right, follow the signs to Micropia and show the entry on your smartphone at the counter inside the building.
Children up to 2 years free of charge, from 3 to 9 pay a reduced rate, then pay the adult rate.
This museum is accessible to people in wheelchairs and with reduced mobility.
Cancellations are not possible for this entry.