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COVID-19 update

The DLC will be temporarily closed effective Friday, March 13. All tours have been cancelled and the Lemur Center is closed to visitors through the end of March. To learn more, please visit our coronavirus response FAQ.


GIFT SHOP: The Lemur Landing Gift Shop is open to the public all year ’round from 9:00 a.m. ’til 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. You do NOT need a reservation to visit the gift shop, and parking is simple and free! Step-by-step directions are available HERE.

TOURS: The Duke Lemur Center offers tours year ’round and welcomes visitors to tour and learn about these rare and amazing animals. Please note, however, that you must have a reservation in order to see the lemurs, and that you will not be able to see the lemurs unless you schedule one of the many tour options we have available. All tours are by reservation only. To schedule a tour, please visit our tours homepage. Tours are not offered on Tuesdays.


The tour department and Lemur Landing Gift Shop will be closed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving Holiday: Thursday 11/28/19
Staff Retreat: Tuesday 12/17/19 (closing at 12:00 noon)
Christmas Holiday: Tuesday 12/24/19 – Thursday 12/26/19
New Year’s Eve: Tuesday 12/31/19
Annual Inventory: Monday 1/6 – Wednesday 1/8/20

COVID-19 Update: The DLC – including the tour program and the Lemur Landing gift shop – is temporarily closed to visitors, effective Friday, 3/13 until further notice.

Because the Education Department does not offer tours on Tuesdays, those are often staff work days and the Lemur Landing Gift Shop may be closed for short stretches of time. If you hope to visit the gift shop on a Tuesday, you are welcome to call us beforehand to confirm that we’ll be open: (919) 401-7240.