Our Lemurpalooza events on May 2nd and May 23rd have been canceled due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. If you have already purchased tickets, we’ll be in touch with you very soon. To learn more, please visit our coronavirus response FAQ.
Join us for a festive evening celebrating and supporting the amazing animals of the Duke Lemur Center! This event has been so popular that we are scheduling for TWO dates for May 2020! Attendees can register to attend either Saturday, May 2 from 4:00 ’til 7:00 p.m. [CANCELLED] or Saturday, May 23 from 4:00 ’til 7:00 p.m.
Please note: When you submit your reservation online, you will receive an email from Duke University acknowledging your donation. This email will not specifically reference Lemurpalooza, but don’t be concerned — within one week, you should receive a second email from the Duke Lemur Center confirming that you are registered for the event. There will not be a ticket for the event or for parking, but there will be a welcome table where staff will check you in before you enter the event.
This awesome event costs just one $75 donation per vehicle, but reservations must be made in advance. Enjoy your evening of lemurs with the knowledge that your donation supports our animals as well as our education, research, and conservation programs! Our gift shop will be open until 7:30 p.m., and a food truck will be serving up dinner! (Be sure to bring some extra $$ to purchase food, since it is not included in your ticket price.) Your $75 registration fee is for one parking space, admission for all occupants of the vehicle, and one adoption of a lemur for one year!
Your reservation comes with a lemur adoption! This year’s featured lemur will be a Coquerel’s sifaka, and all Lemurpalooza reservations will receive a symbolic adoption of one of the DLC’s cute, charismatic sifakas. If you would like to select other species for adoption, you will be able to do this at the event for a donation of $25 each. For a full list of adoptable species, please visit the Adopt a Lemur homepage.
Lemurpalooza is our largest event of the year and offers a unique open house-style experience with information tables, activities, a food truck, and a festive atmosphere! If you would like to avoid the excitement of a large event and have a guided experience in a smaller group, please consider one of the DLC’s many tour options offered through the Education Department as an alternative way to visit and support us.