6 Aug - 7 Aug



Discover all about sexual diversity in nature

Nature is full of love, in all shapes and colors. Different sexual preferences, gender changes or the lack of a gender; nothing is strange in the love game of animals, plants and microbes. In ARTIS you can learn all about it during the tour Sexual diversity in nature. About bisexual Japanese macaques, gay griffon vultures and intersex wallabies. Or about affectionate fleas, noisy sex, from changing partners to a love bond for life. Join the special free tour.

  • Where ARTIS Park
  • When Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August
  • Time 11am and 2pm
  • Please note: this tour has a limited number of places and only takes place on the dates below.

Groote Museum Asks; How queer is nature?
How queer is nature? How natural is the heterosexual norm? And the male dominance? What can we learn from other animals and plants? Biologist Charlotte Vermeulen developed the first guided tour ‘homosexual behavior in the animal kingdom’ 30 years ago in ARTIS. How has thinking about gender and sexuality in nature changed over the past 30 years? Moderator Bahram Sadeghi asks her out! We challenge you to think about what ‘natural’ sexual behavior is. Is there one ‘normal’?

  • Where ARTIS-Great Museum
  • When Sunday 7 August
  • Time 4 pm

ARTIS, Plantage Kerklaan 38-40