We are part of the natural environment, an element of nature with which we interact constantly. We study, observe, imitate, and sometimes try to tame it. It seems that we know her well and there are no secrets for us, but are you sure?
This section of the exhibition explores the fascinating secrets of nature researched by botany, animal anatomy, palaeontology and geology. How are mountains formed? What lies inside a glacier? What a swamp feels like underfoot? All of that you can find out at the Tree of Life. The extraordinary world of animals inspires us to look for unusual solutions in many fields of science. Did you know that some organisms have other senses than those possessed by humans? Or that animals have developed numerous camouflage methods? Check out how horses, dogs and bees see the world or how fish and bats move around.
In the very middle of this section towers… the TREE OF LIFE – a stand in the form of a viewing terrace. Take a look around to experience a real earthquake, race animals slow and fast, step into the shoes of a palaeontologist or discover evolutionary kinship between all kinds of animals on the Spiral of Life. The natural world never ceases to amaze – go have a look!