Oberes Belvedere

BioInspiration

Exhibition view: various display objects e.g. sea snails in showcases above photos and texts
Foto: © Technisches Museum Wien
Exhibition view: various display objects e.g. sea snails in showcases above photos and texts

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Over the course of about 3.8 billion years of evolution, nature has adapted to a wide range of different conditions, creating ingenious phenomena, structures and processes. This exhibition illuminates how nature’s problem-solving skills can be transferred to technology.

It is widely known that swim fins are modelled on the webbings of frogs or waterbirds and that the flying patterns of birds already served Leonardo da Vinci as a source of inspiration for designing flying machines. It might be less well known that the architecture of the Eiffel Tower is inspired by thigh bones or that Japanese high-speed trains imitate the aerodynamic shape of the kingfisher’s beak.

Nature’s inventiveness seems to be limitless and the solutions developed have been tested and perfected by trial and error and by natural selection. The research field of “biomimicry” – as a combination of biology and technology – makes use of nature’s ingenuity to translate natural structures and mechanisms into technical innovations. The still-young science of biomimicry will play an even more important role in the future, because it places a focus on both functionality and sustainability by using technology in a resource-efficient and environmentally sound manner.

Boasting more than 200 exhibits, media installations and interactive stations, the "BioInspiration" exhibition takes you on an amazing journey through the various applications of biomimicry – from antiquity to present research.

Current Dates

  • Thu. 01 Dec 2022, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 02 Dec 2022, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat. 03 Dec 2022, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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  • Fri. 09 Dec 2022, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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All Dates

December

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January 2023

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February 2023

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April 2023

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May 2023

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June 2023

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