Monkey tours start here!
If you have concerns about the monkey research here, or just want to meet the monkeys, it’s possible under controlled conditions for you to see them. We have to arrange a tour so that their days are not disrupted continually by people’s staring eyes (which monkeys typically take to mean you are threatening them, by the way!). These are not zoo animals and we do not habituate them to crowds or lots of people around. We want the monkeys to form social groups, to behave normally, and to regard humans as neutral or even as intruders (which would be normal by monkey standards).
To see the monkeys, please contact Julie Neiworth, or you can request to see the monkeys from a current monkey researcher (see Research Team page for the current year). Tours have to be scheduled so that only 1 happens per day (or none), so that the timing is not just before a research session is starting, and so that they are not disruptive of any of their meals. So flexibility is key, as is being willing to wait one or two days until we can work you in.
Student researchers schedule tours through Julie Neiworth, so there will be a delay for this scheduling to happen as well.
Alternatively, once per year in the spring, Julie Neiworth opens the labs and animal facilities on the psychology side to tours from anyone interested. These tours are 15-minute visits to the monkey rooms and labs, and we conduct them for about 2 hours. Flyers advertise this event each year in Olin and Hulings Halls.