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Lemurs Live General Tour (Public)

This general tour is perfect for a wide audience! Whether you’re a longtime supporter of the DLC who’s bringing new friends and family along, or if you’re just learning about lemurs for the first time, our knowledgeable and engaging guides will provide the best possible educational experience. This general tour introduces visitors to an average of about 9 species of the amazing prosimians living at the Center.

Days and times: This tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and is offered year-round every day of the week except Tuesdays. During the summer, this popular tour is offered as both a guided tour (on weekdays) and as an open house (on weekends).

Reservations  needed? Yes, reservations are required for both guided tours and open house-style tours.

ADA accessible? Yes, this tour is fully ADA accessible. To  learn more about accessibility and use of wheelchairs, canes, etc., please see our Visitor Information Guide.

Lovable, not touchable: As on all of our tours, for your safety and for the well-being of our lemurs, there will not be any opportunities to touch the animals at any time.

How to schedule

The general public Lemurs Live tours are offered every day of the week except for Tuesdays, at times ranging as early as 9-9:30am and as late as 2-2:30pm. This tour usually fills up about 1-2 weeks in advance on a typical weekday, and about 3-4 weeks in advance around holidays and on weekends.

To find out availability for specific dates and schedule your tour, please call (919) 401-7240. Call volume can be quite high, so if you reach our voicemail, don’t worry! As long as you leave a message, we can return your call before the end of the business day.

Pricing

May 1 – September 30 2019

Adults (ages 13 and up) – $14 per person plus tax

Children (3-12), Seniors (65+), Military w/ ID, college students w/ ID, Duke Employee w/ ID, and Duke Alumni w/ ID – $12 per person plus tax

Young Children (ages 2 and under) – FREE

Group Rate (10+ paying participants) – $10 per person plus tax

Off-season Pricing (October 1 – April 30)

Adults (ages 13 and up) – $12 per person plus tax

Children (3-12), Seniors (65+), Military w/ ID, college students w/ ID, Duke Employee w/ ID, and Duke Alumni w/ ID – $9 per person plus tax

Young Children (ages 2 and under) – FREE

Group Rate (10+ paying participants) – $8 per person plus tax

Additional info

Do you have lemur lovers under the age of 8 in your party? The Lemurs Live tour caters to a wide age range, but may not be suitable for very young or boisterous kiddos. If this applies to your party, don’t worry! We’ve specially designed our Little Lemurs tour to cater to young, enthusiastic visitors under the age of 8. See more info HERE or call (919) 401-7240.

Want to visit with a scout troop or classroom? Check out our Lemur S.C.O.U.T. program! We also have great options for classroom field trips!

Planning your visit

Our Visitor Information Guide is the best resource for planning your trip! That said, no resource is exhaustive; so if you have any questions that aren’t addressed in the information below, please call us at (919) 401-7240. We’ll be happy to help!

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