There is, though, a serious knowledge gap between the science and the general public. If there is any generally held view about the invisible micro-world at all, it is a negative one. Unknown is unloved. This is dangerous, because the lack of understanding and the preconceptions about microbes lessen support among the public for the scientific work being done and this has a negative effect on innovation.
Since 1838, Natura Artis Magistra has experience in interpreting complex science for the general public. Micropia puts this expertise to the service of this microscopic world waiting to be discovered. The museum opens up micro-nature which promises to give us so much in the future.
Micropia wants to inspire the general public, encouraging their interest in the smallest, most successful organisms from an early age. Micropia is not just a museum, but also functions as a platform, a link between ordinary people and science. Seeing and experiencing is kept central, with the focus on the (mostly positive) relationship between microbes and the visitors themselves. This brings nature startlingly close, while the smart provision of information allows everyone, from the youngest amateur to the oldest expert, to find exactly what they are looking for. One thing is sure: after visiting Micropia, you will never see yourself, or the world, in the same way again.