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ARTIS-Micropia

The first microbe museum in the world, internationally awarded and located in the heart of Amsterdam. Zoom in and discover an invisible world full of microbes; the smallest yet most powerful life on earth. The recommended age for ARTIS-Micropia is eight years and older.

How to visit ARTIS-Micropia with your City Card

To visit ARTIS-Micropia with your City Card, you must reserve a time in advance. You can reserve a starting time via dagtickets.artis.nl/tickethouders/micropia . Click on 'ticket holder start time' and choose a day and start time. You can have your City Card scanned at the entrance. Make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit.

ARTIS Micropia

Did you know that about 200 grams of yourself are made up of microbes, and that there may be a trillion species of microbes living on Earth? To really understand the world, you can't skip the smallest organisms. Microbes are vital and incredibly fascinating.

More than 700 species of bacteria live in your mouth alone. What happens when you kiss someone? Step into the Kiss-O-Meter and discover it for yourself.

What do microbes eat? How long do they live? Every day at 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM, the Micropia laboratory technicians tell interesting microbe facts in the museum and you can ask all your questions. Check the website for all the activities.

After a visit to ARTIS-Micropia you will never look at yourself or the world around you in the same way again.

Accessibility

See how Micropia makes visits accessible for people with disabilities.

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