Monkeys! A Primate Story is a major, family-friendly exhibition which explores the world of primates, from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla.

The exhibition features 60 spectacular new taxidermy specimens created by National Museums Scotland specialists, and skeletons of monkeys, apes, lemurs and bushbabies alongside a host of interactives, film, models and photography. Visitors can discover how different primates move and communicate, how they’ve developed tools to get hold of food and their complex social systems. It also examines the relationship between humans and primates, including the ways in which many species are threatened with extinction through the impact of habitat loss and hunting.

Monkeys! A Primate Story
will be touring internationally from 2017

International touring schedule

  • October 2017 – August 2018: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels
  • October 2018 – January 2019: Queensland Museum, Brisbane
  • April – August 2019: Reserved
  • October 2019  April 2020: Natural Science Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona


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