Temporary Exhibition » MONKEYS

  • visual of the exhibition Monkeys: a roaring mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx)
  • Young visitors impressed by the gorilla in the exhibition MONKEYS (photo: Thierry hubin / RBINS)
  • Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) in the exhibition MONKEYS (photo: Thierry Hubin / RBINS)
  • Young visitors in front of an interactive screen in the exhibition MONKEYS (photo: Thierry Hubin  / RBINS)
  • Monkeys mounted eating in a tree int the exhibition MONKEYS (photo: Thierry Hubin / RBINS)

MONKEYS

Wed, 11/10/2017 to Sun, 26/08/2018

In Monkeys, explore the depths of the jungle and discover the extraordinary variety of primates. Learn about where they live, how they move, what they eat, how they communicate, what are they threatened by and how we can protect them.

From the 11th of October 2017 at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels

An exhibition of the National Museums Scotland touring in association with Nomad Exhibitions

National Museums Scotland

Lots of visitors for MONKEYS: be prepared!

For safety reasons and for the comfort of the visitors, access to the exhibition MONKEYS is limited. During weekends and school holidays the afternoon block is usually quickly overbooked. Therefore, we suggest you to come in the morning or to come and buy your ticket in advance at the ticket desk (mention day and preferred time of visit - not possible for the free first Wednesday of the month from 13.00).

For groups (+15 individuals) reservation is obligatory, even if it is not a guided tour. You can book your visit via +32 (0)2 627 42 52 (on a weekday from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 16.30).

Opening times and admission fees
Opening times
 MonTueWenThurFriSatSun
During the Belgian school yearclosed9.30
17.00
9.30
17.00
9.30
17.00
9.30
17.00
10.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
During Belgian school holidays (which are at least a week long) and weekendsclosed10.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
10.00
18.00
  • Last entry for temporary exhibitions is one hour before the Museum closes.
  • Last entry for the permanent exhibition halls is 30 minutes before the Museum closes.
  • The Museum is closed on the 25st of December, 1st of January, and 1st of May.
  • Consult the dates of the Belgian school holidays.
Admission fees (permanent halls +MONKEYS)
  • 7 € : children aged 6-17 (accompanied by a paying adult)
  • 8,50 € : students BILL/EYCA, Carte J, Seniors (65+), Friends of the Institute, Disabled visitors, FED+
  • 9,50 € : adults

Admission to the permanent exhibition halls and the temporary exhibitions is free:

  • for everybody on the first Wednesday of every month, after 13:00
  • for children under the age of six, accompanied by at least one paying adult
  • for Museum members
  • for people accompanying disabled visitors
  • for ICOM members
  • for teachers with professional ID

Fan of the Museum and its halls and exhibitions? Become a member! With a year’s membership, you can visit the museum as often as you like, throughout the year.

30 €: adults
20 €: children aged 6-17 (accompanied by a paying adult), students, carte J, seniors (65+), Friends of the Institute, disabled visitors

B-Excursions: combined tickets Train + MONKEYS

Visit the Museum with B-ExcursionsThe SNCB offers tickets combining a train fare with admission to the Museum that are on sale in all Belgian railway stations. There are several options:

  • to visit the permanent exhibition halls only:
  • to visit the permanent exhibition halls and the MONKEYS exhibition (Dutch or French):
    • B-Excursion for individuals
    • B-Excursion for groups, excluding school groups
    • B-Excursion for school groups

Please note:

  • Groups are always required to book in advance, first with the Museum, and then with the SNCB. For more information on travelling as a group, please visit the SNCB website.
  • Admission to the permanent exhibition halls and the temporary exhibitions is free on the first Wednesday of every month, after 13:00. Therefore we advise you not to buy B-Excursion for those afternoons.

Other questions? See our practical information.

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