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Monkeys! A Primate Story

Monkeys! is a major family-friendly exhibition which explores the fascinating world of primates. Presented within an immersive, multisensory and specimen-rich environment, the exhibition brings innovative taxidermy to life and invites visitors to meet both their primate ancestors and today’s apes and monkeys.

Available to hire from 2024

The exhibition explores the extraordinary diversity of primates from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla, examining how they live, move, eat, play and interact, and how they have evolved and adapted over time. It also investigates the relationship between humans and primates, including the threats of extinction, habitat loss and hunting.

Monkeys! features more than 60 spectacular, newly-prepared taxidermy specimens of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and bushbabies, 6 engaging digital interactives and 3 manual interactives, stunning photography and films.

Venue gallery size: 450 – 700 sqm

Venue ceiling height: 4 metres recommended

Conservation and security: High

Standard rental length: 16 weeks

Download the Monkeys! tour pack

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels
11 October 2017 to 26 August 2018


Queensland Museum, Brisbane
29 September 2018 to January 2019


Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
11 December 2019 to 29 November 2020


Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
17 May 2021 to 3 January 2022


Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere
24 February to 23 October 2022


The Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
17 May 2023 to 25 February 2024

Monkeys! A Primate Story Tour Pack
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