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Micropia Tours

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Micropia
Micropia is a unique museum in Amsterdam dedicated to microbes and microorganisms. These microscopic organisms make up two thirds of all living matter. As soon as you enter the museum, you'll start to learn about the invisible organisms living all around us. An animation in the first elevator tells you about the mites that live on your eyelashes and the bacteria and viruses that live on those mites. Other exhibits include a body scanner that tells you what type of microbes live on your body and a Kiss-o-meter that counts the number of microbes transferred during a kiss. There are Petri dishes with bacteria in them that show you what lives on everyday household objects. 

Another exhibit shows a collection of animal feces and a preserved human digestive system. There are also films showing different animals decomposing. In a real-life working laboratory, visitors can view technicians preparing the exhibits through a window. Other displays teach visitors about bacteria, viruses, fungi, and algae. This museum will also teach you how microbes are essential for life, from supplements to food and more.

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Micropia is located at Plantage Kerklaan 36-38 and can be reached by taking tram 9 to Plantage Kerklaan. Opening hours are 9am to 6pm Sunday through Wednesday and 9am to 8pm Thursday through Saturday. Admission is 14 euros.
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 36-38, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours: Open 9am to 6pm Sunday through Wednesday and 9am to 8pm Thursday through Saturday
Admission: 14 euros
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What are Micropia hours of operation?
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Micropia hours of operation: Open 9am to 6pm Sunday through Wednesday and 9am to 8pm Thursday through Saturday. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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