The city is not just pavements, walls and concrete. It is often unexpectedly full of animal life and vegetation!
Who would have thought that a slowworm could be hiding in a corner of your garden? Have you ever tried to follow a blue-winged grasshopper along the railway verge? Or have you experienced a day in the life of a hedgehog? Even though the city may sometimes appear gloomy and grey, it is full of surprises!
Everywhere in BiodiverCITY, there are specimens, photos, films and interactive installations help to explain what biodiversity in the city entails. Moreover, you can play an active role with the aid of computer simulations and learn what you can do to protect the biodiversity in the city.
- All ages
- Approximately 1 hour
- Included in the entry ticket
- Points 11 and 12 on the map
More about biodiversity
Scientific research and collections
Biodiversity in a changing world
Research theme: with taxonomy we study the three main levels of biodiversity (genes and genomes, populations and species, communities and ecosystems) and this in the three major habitat realms.
Animal specimens in the recent vertebrates collection have been gathered for over 175 years from around the world. The collection is rich in historical and type specimens, including from species that are endangered or extinct today.