It is one of the new museums in Amsterdam and is probably the only one in the world devoted entirely to bacteria. A lot of visitors say that one visit to the museum made them look at the world in a different way. In fascinating exhibitions you will discover about different groups of living bacteria, look at them through a microscope or using screens. The forms of the bacteria are beautiful and strange, and this is certainly a fascinating experience that gives a different perspective of life on the planet.
The museum opened in 2014 to change the negative thoughts most people have about bacteria. Despite the widespread belief that they are harmful and must be feared, they are equally necessary for us and even healthy. The bacteria protects the skin and teeth and are necessary and good for humans. Through the interactive facilities, the museum is able to answer curious visitors of all ages questions and concerns they have.
The Micropia Museum also emphasizes that microbiology can help solve global problems. From water purification to the development of new ways of healing from infectious diseases, through bacteria that can produce energy to food and bio-plastic - there is no end to their uses!