Science Museum of Minnesota to put the mummified monkey from Dayton's on display

This would be a real life example of monkey business.
Author:
Publish date:

There's going to be lots of ooh oohs and ahh ahhs when visitors to the Science Museum of Minnesota see the state's most famous mummified monkey on display. 

Kim Ramsden, of the museum's media relations team, tells BMTN that the "monkey is making its way to the museum" sometime in the next week, but she can't say when the display will be ready. 

The monkey is still at the Dayton's Project site, which is undergoing renovations to transform a building that used to be home to the Dayton's and Macy's department stores into a new, multi-use commercial and retail center.

Today's Top Stories 

Remembering the monster wildfires of Minnesota's history

NEW: You can start following Bring Me The News on Flipboard

Mayor believes he knows how the mummified monkey came to be

The building also housed a pet store in the 1960s, which might've been how the monkey got there in the first place.

Rumor has it that the monkey got out of its cage and crawled into a vent, later dying after being hit by a large fan blade. 

Its corpse was found in the rafters in April by workers renovating the building. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 1.40.17 PM

Two gas trucks collide in Stearns County, neither explodes

The unlikely collision happened Monday afternoon.

unnamed (1)

MSP Airport expecting spring break to be busiest period since pandemic began

Passenger numbers will still be about a third lower than a year ago, though.

Target store

After bumper earnings, Target will accelerate new store openings

The retailer has revealed its plans for the next few years, which includes an investment in Minneapolis.

starbucks wayzata

100% plant-based restaurant coming to Wayzata this spring

The restaurant has plans to add additional locations in Minnesota this summer and franchise nationwide.

Patric Richardson

'Laundry Evangelist' from St. Paul gets his own Discovery+ show

Patric Richardson has built a career around the appreciation and care of clothing.

All Energy Solar Residential Installation

End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.

State Capitol.

Minnesota Republicans looking to make PPP loans exempt from state taxes

Congress made PPP loans exempt from federal taxes late last year.

kate knuth

Former DFL state Rep. Knuth announces run for Minneapolis mayor

She is among those challenging Mayor Frey in November.

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 10.27.17 AM

Fox Sports North adds Gigi Marvin to Wild broadcast team

Marvin is three-time Olympic medal winner and former Warroad prep hockey star.

police lights

Wisconsin father suspected of killing his 6-week-old son

The father was arrested Monday in connection to the infant's Feb. 19 death.

Related

Science Museum puts the mummified 'Dayton's Monkey' on display

They explain how it was naturally mummified in an air duct.

Mayor of Robbinsdale has a theory about the dead monkey

The mayor says his dad might have something to do with the monkey.

Mummified monkey corpse found inside the old Dayton's building

One person thinks he has the answer as to how the monkey got there.

Screen Shot 2019-09-26 at 8.02.32 AM

Already a global hit, the Body Worlds Rx exhibit heads to Science Museum

The exhibit uses real human specimens to explain the health and vulnerability of the body.

Hundreds laid off after closure of Science Museum, Children's Museum

The layoffs are temporary until the museums can re-open.

Screen Shot 2019-04-26 at 10.01.35 AM

'Star Wars' fan? You'll want to head to the Science Museum this weekend

'The Nostalgia Awakens' opens at the Science Museum this weekend.

science-museum-of-minnesota

Science Museum of Minnesota to reopen this weekend

The museum will be open on weekends with limited capacity and other safety precautions.