Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg:Pollinator Pathmaker
20 June 2023 — 01 November 2026 /
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Address & Directions
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
10115 Berlin, Germany
What can be seen in the area of the LAS Edition?
Growing in the forecourt of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the LAS-commissioned garden features more than 7,000 plants of 80 different varieties, planted over a 722-square-metre plot. Spanning across six beds, it is the first commissioned Pollinator Pathmaker Edition outside of the UK. It consists of plants suitable for this area that provide pollen and nectar over the year to many types of pollinators. The design of this garden takes into account the various ways that different pollinators forage, the plants that provide them with the best sources of food, and the seasons in which they are active.
Are visitors free to move around the area of the Garden or is there a suggested order to experience the Artwork?
There is no prescribed order to experience the LAS Edition in. It can be accessed from all sides of the forecourt of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Pathways lead across the two main areas of the forecourt, allowing visitors to walk along the flowerbeds. Visitors can find information about the artwork and its various components on outdoor signs close to the Museum’s entrance.
Is there a public programme for Pollinator Pathmaker?
During the summer of 2023, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will host an interactive educational programme with various formats aiming to inspire young people to understand the crucial role that pollinators play in the environment, raising awareness for their needs.
More information are available here.
Will there be guided tours for visitors?
There are no regular guided tours for visitors. However, on the occasion of Pollinator Pathmaker the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is offering a diverse range of open guided tours and workshops on the topics of insects in the city, wild bee conservation and sustainable garden design from summer 2023 onwards.
Learn more here.
How long will the Pollinator LAS Edition be exhibited?
The LAS Edition will be maintained until autumn 2026.
Where can I buy tickets?
There is no ticket required to visit the LAS Edition.
What are the opening hours?
As the LAS Edition is growing on the forecourt of the Museum für Naturkunde, it is accessible 24/7.
The museum has the following opening hours:
Closed on Mondays.
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10:00 to 18:00
Is a visit suited for small children?
We welcome children of all ages. There are no poisonous plants included in the LAS Edition.
Is it permitted to take dogs along?
Dogs can be taken along to visit the LAS Edition but should be kept on a leach.
Is the LAS Edition wheelchair accessible?
The LAS Edition is surrounded on all sites by wheelchair accessible pathways. The paths leading through the flowerbeds are unpaved. Please ask for assistance at the ticket booth or at the barrier-free entrance of the museum. It is located on the right side of the main-entrance. Please ring the door bell and our security staff will open the door within a few moments.
Is seating available?
You can find seating options in the form of benches in close proximity to the LAS Edition.
How can I get to the exhibition space at the Museum für Naturkunde?
The exhibition can reached via
Line U6 (U Naturkundemuseum)
Line S5 or S7 (main station)
Line S1 or S2 (Nordbahnhof)
Line M5, M8, M10 or 12 (U Naturkundemuseum)
Lines 245, N40 (U Naturkundemuseum)
Lines 120, 123, 142, 245, N20, N40 (Invalidenpark)
There are no parking facilities at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
Parking lots and parking garages in the surrounding area:
Mercure Hotel Berlin City, Invalidenstraße 38, 10115 Berlin, fee required, 200m walking distance
H+ Hotel Berlin Mitte/ Rewe, Chausseestraße 118-120, 10115 Berlin, fee required, 350m walking distance
Where can I ask for lost property?
If you have lost anything in the exhibition space, please contact the LAS team via [email protected]
Am I allowed to film or take photos of the LAS Edition?
It is allowed to take photos of the LAS Edition. We encourage you to follow the LAS Challenges on the signage boards and share your findings via Instagram or TikTok
Who can I contact when I have questions?
If you have questions, please contact the LAS team via [email protected]
Where can I find more information about the educational programme for Pollinator Pathmaker?Where can I sign up for it?
More information on the education programme can be found on the dedicated website from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. There you can also sign up for educational programme events. https://www.museumfuernaturkunde.berlin/de/wissenschaft/pollinator-pathmaker-ein-lebendiges-kunstwerk-fuer-bestaeuber
What is LAS Art Foundation?
LAS Art Foundation is a new type of arts organisation — one that interrogates our present and gives form to future imaginaries. Our mission is to explore the possibilities of tomorrow by working with visionary artists, thinkers and institutions to develop ground-breaking projects and experiences. Together with our collaborators, we investigate topics ranging from artificial intelligence and quantum computing to ecology and biotechnology — illuminating the intersections between art, science and technology.
What is LAS’ vision?
Our diverse programme comprises both newly commissioned and existing exhibitions and performances, as well as educational programming, publications and research projects. Curiosity drives us to continually reimagine the role of an arts organisation as one that shapes and evolves with our collective futures.
Does LAS have a permanent space?
No not yet. We hope to open a permanent space in the next few years and are currently actively searching for our own space in Berlin. Before opening our own space, LAS realizes pilot projects at selected locations in Berlin and worldwide.
The exhibition programme is a great opportunity to test ideas, strengthen LAS as a platform for artists, build a community and integrate ourselves within the Berlin and international art scene. There is a freedom to present exhibitions at various sites where the artwork is not bound to an institutional space. By organising projects at various locations, we strengthen our desire to make art accessible and incite audiences to visit (bring art to the audience instead of asking the visitor to come to us). LAS’s vision to realise projects at remote sites (locally and abroad) is an initiative we intend to continue beyond the opening of a permanent space.
Where can I find more information about LAS?
For more information about LAS and our staff please visit our website: las-art.foundation
What other exhibitions will LAS show in 2023?
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