Micropia, Amsterdam

4.6
#16 of 107 in Museums in Amsterdam
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  • Really good technical displays and good technical talks by real expert on contemporary science topics like phages, whether you are 5 or 50, this is worth a visit.  more »
  • It can be fun both for adults and children. Presented very nicely, very interactive and fun. Modern and creative. We have spent much more time at Micropia than what we have expected. You should combin...  more »
  • Very educative, modern and surprising small museum just outside the Zoo. Fun for kids and adults encountering these "invisible" creatures. There are many large electronic Zeiss microscopes that you ca...  more »
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  • When I came to Amsterdam I knew nothing of this hidden treasure chest of knowledge. Micropia is a museum of the world beneath our visible spectrum, which turns scale on its head and allows you to see life under the microscope. Organisms invisible to the naked eye are seen up close and their life cycles and impact on our lives, positive and negative, explained in clear layman's terms both by the excellent multi-lingual signposting and by the knowledgeable researchers who work within the museum who come out to give public talks on how they conduct their work several times a day. I found the museum inspiring and although on this occasion I was without my daughter I would strongly recommend it as a place to go with children - they give you a card upon entry which you can stamp as you go around the museum with cute little microbe designs. Hands down my favourite experience in Amsterdam. Strong words.
  • I’m a have two degrees in molecular biology and microbiology and I found this place fascinating. There’s something for everyone to learn here. And even as 29-year old child, I loved the idea of the organism ‘passports’! How fun! Any kid would have a blast here, regardless of their interest in science.
  • An excellent if compact museum devoted to microbiology. The visitors I saw were mostly families with small children, but much of the exhibit would be best appreciated by adults. The highlight are the many microscopes scattered throughout the museum, allowing for the observation of live samples. These samples are meaningfully arranged: some are part of one food chain (algae, water flea, mosquito larvae), others parts of a theme (water bears in the extremophile section). The microscopes are often coupled with excellent stereographic photographs of the same subject, as well as displays containing fairly extensive further information. Perhaps the most striking exhibit is the umbrella ant colony. These leaf-cutter ants cultivate a fungus in their nests which converts leaves into nutrients. At the museum, four colonies in transparent containers are connected to a central "garden" containing some fruit and a few leafy potted plants. The colony containers are along the edge of the exhibit; the "garden" is in the center, separated from the visitors only by a moat of swirling water. The ants can move between the colonies and the "garden" via underwater passages, but are prevented by the moat from escaping into the rest of the museum. In footprint the museum of tiny, spanning only two large rooms on two floors, with most of the interesting exhibits on the second. But it's one of the better science museums I've visited, and can easily take a couple hours to properly digest.
  • It's the only museum in the world about microorganisms! There's microscopes to see different types of organisms that we cannot see with our eyes. They also had some interactive games and a stamp pad to keep track of all the microbes. If you're passionate about Microbiology, you will enjoy it. It is also good to get children interested in Microbiology. We had it free with the iAmsterdam card. However, for the €14 price tag, I cannot recommend it if you're not so keen about Microbiology.
  • I enjoy Micropia so much! Perhaps some people considered about the price first, just like what me and my boyfriend did. But I did not regret anything! The receptionist is very helpful, the lockers room is very neat, and the museum itself is fascinating! Details: I love the copy-writing. The explanation is easy to be understood. I love the ambiance starting from taking the lift to upper floor. There is also a presentation session with the scientists about the world of microbes. Ah, one thing. I visited this place on week days in non-peak hours so it is comfortable. I do not know if you're still able to enjoy the museum if it's crowded.
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