Helen Brach Primate House

Primates come in all shapes and sizes and can be found all over the world. Helen Brach Primate House showcases their incredible diversity.

Primates come in all shapes and sizes and can be found all over the world. Helen Brach Primate House makes this incredible diversity evident, giving guests an intimate look into the fascinating existence of ten primate species, from black howler monkeys to crowned lemurs. While the stately, historic exterior of the building remains intact, the interior exhibits were renovated to create more naturalistic ecosystems for the primate inhabitants. Some exhibit spaces are capable of housing multiple species. There is also a large outdoor space where, in warmer months, white-cheeked gibbons swing from branches and vines, often stopping passersby in their tracks to watch in awe of their agility.

Fast Facts

OPENED: 1927; renovated in 1992
COST: $2 million renovation in 1992 funded by The Landmark Campaign
SIZE: 23,700 square feet
LOCATION: East of Park Place Café, south of AT&T Endangered Species Carousel

Exhibit Features

  • Eight naturalistic habitats with vines, trees, murals and natural lighting for ten primate species. Some species coexist within exhibits, as they would in the wild.
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibit space for white-cheeked gibbons.

Viewing Area Features

  • Indoor viewing of eight exhibits.
  • Indoor and outdoor viewing of the white-cheeked gibbons.
  • A Mold-A-Rama machine and a photo booth, providing guests with memorable souvenirs.

Featured Wildlife

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