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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 2022.

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.

Exhibition specifications

  • Venue gallery size: 450 – 700 sqm
  • Venue ceiling height: 4 metres recommended
  • Conservation and security: High
  • Standard rental length: 16 weeks

International touring schedule

  • 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 – 23 October 2022
  • Available for hire from December 2022
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