Explore the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla in our temporary exhibition Monkey Business.

Location: National Museum of Scotland
Date: Fri 9 Dec 2016 – Sun 23 April 2017
Level: S1-S6
Cost: Free of charge. Maximum of 30 pupils per session. Rate for UK educational visits only.
Length of workshop: 90 minutes in exhibition starting at either 10:15/11:45/13:15 (check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your session) 
To book: Complete our online booking request form

Visit our special exhibition Monkey Business to discover the world of primates.

Stand shoulder to shoulder with our closest living relatives. Swing with the orangutans, spot one of the world’s smallest primates, the grey mouse lemur, get up close to a lowland gorilla and see if you can catch as many termites as a chimpanzee.

Explore our family tree and find out what makes us all primates. Learn how they have adapted to move around and survive in their surroundings, developing different diets and using tools to help them find food. Discover how primates communicate with each other through sounds, sight, smell and touch whether they live alone or in complex social groups. Then investigate how humans and primates co-exist today and see what steps are being taken to protect them.

Featuring more than 60 taxidermy specimens created especially for the exhibition, as well as photography, film and hands-on interactives for all ages, this immersive, child-friendly exhibition will take you into the heart of the jungle.

You can download the Monkey Business fact pack here.

Please note the £3 per pupil rate is for UK educational groups who are visiting to support learning around their curriculum.