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Saturday, 21 December 2019 until Saturday, 11 January 2020

Natural Science Museum of Barcelona. Plaça Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5.

Tickets, schedule and dates, in the link of each event.

Publication date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Monkeying around at Christmas

The Natural Science Museum of Barcelona is organising various family activities connected with primates.

In Barcelona and the surrounding area there are many ways of escaping from the overeating and excessive consumerism of the Christmas holidays. Culture is one of them and, at this time of year, museums offer exclusive activities based on their collections and exhibitions. This holiday period, the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona is offering a family quiz, poetry, discovery workshops for all ages and an escape room. From 21 December to 11 January 2020, the museum has many passes available for these activities designed for everyone, with special emphasis on families.

Many of the proposals focus on primates, within the framework of the temporary exhibition Monos (Monkeys). As a whole, they allow you to find out about the biodiversity of the group of animals to which humans belong and which includes our closest evolutionary relatives. Nature Close Up encourages you to reflect on our kinship with other primates through the exploration of exhibits and materials, some of which are on loan from the MONA Foundation.

Simians, literature and artistic expression come together in Poesia de mica en mico (Monkey Poetry), a workshop to learn more about primates and their world through verses and the creation of a collective visual poem. And, on 11 January, a Museum Family Quiz will test teams' knowledge of primatology in a fun question-and-answer game. A game that has also been organised at the Botanical Garden (28 December) and the Maritime Museum (4 January), both of which are based on their respective themes.

The museum has also brought back a couple of its traditional holiday activities: an escape room for girls and boys aged 10 to 14 and the discovery workshop Science Nest, for children from 0 to 6 years old.

See more information in the museum's programme.