Bookings are essential to visit Queensland Museum, find out more information here.

Visiting with a School

Young learners will love this immersive, multi-sensory exhibition which has been designed with this audience in mind.

While primates are not part of the Australian landscape, many of us have grown up with movie characters, stories, toys and rhymes that have made monkeys, apes and lemurs so familiar. But how much do we really know about these complex, social animals? 

Explore their extraordinary adaptations for climbing, swinging, hunting, grasping and vocalising.

This exhibition will support science knowledge and understanding and inspire inquiry skills, as well as identifying science as a human endeavour in the role we must play to protect vital habitats for wildlife communities.


  • Teacher Guide (1240 KB) pdf document icon (Australian curriculum links P12 included)
  • Exhibition Map (60 KB) pdf document icon
  • Free exhibition preview for Teachers. 
    Not available Queensland school and public holidays. As a condition of entry, simply present your teacher ID and contact details at the exhibition entry. 

Tickets: $10 per student. Supervising adults free within recommended ratios.


Monkeys! A Primate Story, available for a limited term time (term 4, 2018).
Vacation care, OSHC and other children’s groups visiting during holidays and weekends are entitled to the discounted schools rate with a booked visit.

BOOK NOW – bookings essential for all groups.

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.