Previous venues

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

Visitor Feedback

"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."





>> Organiser

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

The German Research Foundation is the largest funding organisation for research at universities in Germany. It supports around 30,000 projects annually in all scientific fields with a wide range of programmes. It is particularly dedicated to the promotion of young scientists.


The DFG supports the interdisciplinary cooperation between researchers – both nationally and internationally. It places special emphasis on scientific collaboration within the European Research Area.


The DFG funds knowledge-oriented research, and it welcomes and supports the cooperation of science with those who apply science in all areas of social life. This includes the interaction of scientific findings with the private sector and institutions such as museums, academies of music, hospitals, and in public-private partnerships.


The DFG provides scientific policy advice. As the voice of science in political and social discourse, it counsels and participates in political decision-making processes with scientific expertise. With the deliberations of its Senate commissions and the publication of their findings, the DFG makes recommendations concerning fundamental issues in science and concerning the responsible application of scientific findings in society.


Senate commision for biodiversity research


The senate commission for biodiversity research was set up in 2008 by the DFG senate and aims to open up opportunities for the recently established science to organise itself and to find solutions to specific problems in this field. One of the commission’s tasks is to coordinate the biodiversitiy research, which is promoted by the DFG, in order to achieve more synergies between the projects and disciplines, which position German biodiversity research on an international level and also give statements in a political framework, as well as in public on scientfic questions concerning biodiversity.


Exhibition Team DFG

Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Erwin Beck (chair)

Dr. Meike Teschke

Dr. Jutta Rateike, DFG

Tim Wübben, DFG

Gaby Rerig (DFG)


Project coordination

Dr. Thorolf Müller, Senckenberg Nature Research Society


Scientific, practical und museological expertise

GEOMAR – Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel


Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem-Monitoring and Research in South Ecuador


The Jena Grassland Biodiversity Experiment


Exploratories for functional biodiversity research


German Centre for integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig


Group: Local Agenda 21 Natural show garden for Wachtberg


Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn


Senckenberg Nature Research Society, Frankfurt am Main