Micropia was on 30 September 2014 opened by Queen Maxima Artis. The invisible world of the micro-organism was first visualized in Micropia. The smallest life we can observe on Earth in this new museum which is located in Amsterdam Artis.
Micropia shows the invisible life
In Micropia you can see and learn about the different microorganisms. For example, microbes that can live under the harshest conditions. If you could make a body scan, you learn what microbes are in and on your body. When you know that you are going otherwise to yourself and watch the world.
Which microbes we face every day?
- Mobile phone On a mobile phone contains about 4000 bacteria per square centimeter. There are more bacteria on a phone than on the toilet seat. Bacteria love heat and moisture so your mouth is with a lot of microbes in touch.
- Bacteria discharge into the toilet Everyone produces about 350 gram of faeces per day. Half of them are intestinal bacteria. Some of them can cause annoying problems. clostridium difficile can cause an annoying diarrhea and fever.
- Sweat Every day we sweat out a half a liter of sweat. staphylococcus bacteria convert perspiration into a substance with the characteristic odor of sweat. If you shower disappear microbes through the shower drain.
- protective bacteria On your skin lives of millions of bacteria that have a protective function for your body. If there is too much soap will kill these microbes and the protective layer disappeared. So it is not wise to go much below the shower. Soap and water kill the good bacteria.
- microbes Ontbijtje Breakfast you like with yogurt or a cheese sandwich? Yogurt and cheese are not without making lactic acid bacteria. In bread is yeast which again contains lots of microorganisms.
- clean The table or counter clean as you do with a dishcloth. Well, clean ... Such tissue contains quickly 3.2 million bacteria! It actually has no sense to clean the table or countertop with such cloth. Students make it big fur using sponges almost 8 million bacteria.
- Toothpaste Toothpaste consists largely of microorganisms that are extracted from the skeletons of tiny algae. This diatomeeeën have an abrasive action. This helps to remove the plaque.
- Hug and kiss Your resistance goes up by a lot of hugging and kissing. Even with your pet. The extra bacteria can thus get into giving you a higher bacterial diversity and therefore you protect yourself against other more harmful bacteria.
The museum is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in this matter by microorganisms. The wonderful world of microbes is in a fantastic way in which to take Micropia. They are trying to reach a wide audience in this museum to explain the action of microbes in a simple and interesting way. The museum can be visited from a minimum age of 8 years. look at the website For more information.
|Monday||10: 00 - 18: 00 hours|
|Tuesday||10: 00 - 18: 00 hours|
|Wednesday||10: 00 - 18: 00 hours|
|Thursday||10: 00 - 20: 00 hours|
|Friday||10: 00 - 20: 00 hours|
|Saturday||10: 00 - 20: 00 hours|
|Sunday||10: 00 - 18: 00 hours|
|Micropia||Micropia & Artis|
|0-2 years *||free||free|
|3-9 years *||€ 12,00||€ 23,00|
|> 10 years||€ 14,00||€ 27,00|
|educational fare Micropia||€ 5,00||€ € 10,00 8,00 (education map)|
|student rate||€ 7,50||–|
|care rate||€ 5,00||€ 8,50|
Micropia is largely wheelchair accessible. Visitors with disabilities can contact the Micropia counter. There is a lift and disabled toilet.
Plantage Kerklaan 38 1018 CZ Amsterdam