Museum König, Bonn
06.08.2015 - 28.01.2016
Senckenberg Naturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
19.02.2016 - 26.06.2016
Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien
23.11.2016 - 17.04.2017
Naturerbe Zentrum, Rügen
03.07.2017 - 10.10.2017
Museum am Schölerberg, Osnabrück
05.01.2018 - 26.08.2018
Terra Mineralia, Freiberg
18.09.2018 - 27.01.2019
Besucherzentrum Wattenmeer, Wilhelmshaven
08.02.2019 - 16.06.2019
Museum Mensch und Natur, München
12.07.2019 - 06.10.2019
Senckenberg Naturhistorische Sammlungen Dresden, Japanisches Palais
31.10.2019 - 17.05.2020 (Wegen Maßnahmen zur Bekämpfung der Coronavirus-Pandemie musste die Ausstellung bereits Ende März 2020 geschlossen werden)
Staatliches Naturhistorisches Museum Braunschweig (Burg Dankwarderode)
20.06.2020 bis 20.09.2020
"Super interessant, liebevoll im Detail und absolut informativ. Man muss mehrfach kommen!"
"Biodiversity is life! Very nice exhibition with good interactional games."
"Spannende Inhalte, toll aufbereitet. Besonders schön, dass die Ausstellung so interaktiv ist. Für Groß und Klein interessant. Danke!"
"Aufbau, Gestaltung, Informationen - einfach toll. Wir sollten alle die Natur mehr schätzen!"
"Really nice....and highly informative and finally, that selfie in the natural backdrop was superb! Thanks a lot."
Diversity of the organisms, also referred to as “biodiversity”, is an essential basis of our life. It does not only include the diversity of the animal, plant and fungi species, as well as of the microorganisms, and the genetic diversity within the species, but also the complex ecological processes, which result from the interactions between organisms in a diversity of habitats. This diversity is vital for us humans.
However, the biodiversity is under threat. The transformation of the earth by man inevitably leads to the loss of species. However, there is still little reliable knowledge on the extent and impact of this loss. This is where biodiversity research comes in: Its task is to comprehend biodiversity in its entirety and to find ways of preserving it.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) supports biodiversity research in numerous research projects. In its touring exhibition “DIVERSITY COUNTS! An exhibition through biodiversity”, the DFG opens up the topics of biodiversity and biodiversity research to the public and sensitises the visitors to the importance of biological diversity by letting them experience it for themselves.
At ten stations, using multimedia and multisensory presentations the exhibition conveys interactively what biodiversity is, how it is investigated and why it is so important and so worth protecting. Over 50 exhibits and media installations invite visitors to observe, to join in and to experience for themselves.
The realisation of the exhibition was kindly supported by the
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Association for the Promotion of German Science) and was realised according to the concept of the exhibition advisory board.