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Micropia is the world’s first museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms, which actually make up two-thirds of all living matter.

Micropia is located on Artisplein which is a public square also recently opened at Artis. On entering you can purchase tickets on the ground floor and then take the lift ride up to the first floor – as you ascend look up to watch an animation about the mites living on your eyelashes and the even smaller bacteria and viruses living on those mites!

The first floor exhibition is in a darkened area and resembles a scientific laboratory with lots of microscopes and bubbling glass containers. There are plenty of interactive displays on offer including:

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  • Sunday10:00 - 17:00
  • Monday10:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday10:00 - 17:00
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