When the Primate House was renovated in 1977, the original Spanish-style architecture of the 1929 structure was preserved, but the animal enclosures were completely redesigned. The traditional barred cages lining the walls were updated to large exhibits with colorful murals, rock formations, branches, ropes and live plants make it possible for monkeys and their relatives to be housed in social groups typical of their life in the wild.

Separated only by glass from active family groups, you can watch a panorama of grooming, foraging for food, playing, parenting and other social interaction. Rockscapes, waterfalls, trees and vines provide numerous footholds for climbing and jumping.

Learn more about our primates including those found in the Primate House: