According to the ‘European Museum of the Year Award’ (EMYA), Micropia is the most innovative museum of Europe. The jury called it “a unique, original, and ground-breaking museum that makes the world of microbes more interesting, Micropia takes the concept of a museum to a whole new level”. This is an enormous praise and it is well-deserved.
Micropia is a new museum that you will find next to Artis, the zoo. This museum aims to make the invisible world of micro-organisms visible. Viruses, fungi, and bacteria are enlarged and become a micro zoo. Even though most people hold negative feelings towards bacteria, most of them are good for us. Here you will find out what micro-organisms are, what they do, and why they are important to us. They are the world’s smallest, yet most powerful organisms. Through 3D-viewers, you can see how living microbes move around, eat and reproduce. And with a bodyscan, you meet face-to-face with your own micro-organisms.
Even though this museum enlarges the tiniest part of the world, it opens up an enitrely new one.