A new exhibition at the Queensland Museum allows visitors to get up close and personal with 60 taxidermy specimens of monkeys.
A new exhibition at the Queensland Museum allows visitors to get up close and personal with 60 taxidermy specimens of monkeys. Freder

Go bananas at museum's latest exhibition

QUEENSLAND Museum's latest exhibition allows visitors to get up close and personal with some of the jungle's most playful animals.

Monkeys! A Primate Story features 60 taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons, all together in one collection that's been more than two centuries in the making.

You will be able to get to know our closest living relatives through this hands-on, immersive exhibition, which features tiny mouse lemurs right up to the mighty gorilla.

The exhibition is a National Museums Scotland exhibition touring in association with Nomad Exhibitions. It is important to note that no monkeys were harmed for this exhibition. The primates came from zoos and all were natural casualties which died in captivity. Sustainability and protecting endangered primates is a strong theme throughout and a key visitor takeaway.

Tickets to the exhibition are $12 for adults, concession and children. A family pass for two adults and two children is $40. Entry is $10.80 for annual pass holders.

The exhibition is located on level 2 of the Queensland Museum, which is located on the corner of Grey and Melbourne St, South Bank.

The museum is open from 9.30am-5pm.

For more information, log onto www.qm.qld.gov.au.


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