The DLC is temporarily closed to all visitors due to COVID-19. We have recently launched virtual (online) educational content and invite you to please explore these options instead. Virtual tours are a wonderful way to learn about lemurs AND to support the DLC while our tour path is closed and we can’t rely on our usual tour income, which supplies almost 21% of our annual operating budget.
To learn more about the DLC’s response to COVID-19 and the most up-to-date information on our reopening, please visit our coronavirus response FAQ.
Archived information (below)
Please note that the tour details and scheduling information below do not apply during the Center’s closure due to COVID-19. Until further notice, we regret that we are closed to all visitors and are unable to host onsite tours and events.
Get a personable and knowledgeable DLC tour guide all to yourself with this private general tour! While this tour follows the same path as our public general tour, your personal guide can cater to the specific interests of your group. Whether you’d like a private experience for two or a unique bonding activity for a group of friends, family, or co-workers, this tour is perfect for those seeking a more personalized visit.
Days and times: This tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and is offered year-round every day of the week except Tuesdays.
Reservations needed? Yes, reservations are required.
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.
Large groups and field trips: Is your group over 18 people? If so, check out this page! Our group outings are perfect for classroom field trips, family reunions, office outings, wedding weekend activities, and more!
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
For best results, we recommend requesting your preferred date(s) at least 3-4 weeks out for weekday reservations, and at least 8-10 weeks out for weekends and holidays. Please submit your reservation request for your Private Lemurs Live tour via our online reservation form. To access the form, please click here or on the button below.
$180 plus tax for each group (maximum of 18 people per group).
Enrichment drive wishlist
Your group can help the lemurs! We’re always looking for fun toys and treats for our residents. If your group is interested in donating enrichment items to the DLC’s playful prosimians, please visit our amazon wishlist to purchase fun gifts for our lemurs! Please let the associate know you plan to donate when you schedule your tour. Thanks so much for your support!
Below: Bertha, a Coquerel’s sifaka, eyes herself in a mirror donated via the DLC’s amazon wishlist. Read more about our wishlist HERE.
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!