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Onsite Tours

Thanks for your interest in visiting the Lemur Center! Beginning June 4, we’re thrilled to offer two types of onsite tours: the General Tour and the Walking with Lemurs Premium Tour!


Reservations Essential

Any guests must have a prepaid tour reservation in order to visit the Lemur Center. In order to keep the endangered primates that call the DLC home safe and healthy, we regret that we cannot accommodate any walk-in visitors in any capacity. Please continue reading below to learn more each tour type and how to reserve your space. Please note that the full registration information is available in the links to each specific tour type below.


A female mongoose lemur nibbles fresh browse

General Tour

The General Tour offers an overview of the Duke Lemur Center, its three-fold mission, and its residents—and allows guests to see approximately 17 of the amazing lemurs that call the DLC home! Your tour will last 45-60 minutes, with plenty of time for your questions. Whether you’re a returning lemur fan or a brand-new visitor, we’ll make your tour experience educational and unforgettable. Click here to learn more!


Three lemurs sit on a wooden walkway above green bushes

Walking with Lemurs Premium Tour

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the wilds of Madagascar, watching in awe as lemurs leap through the trees around you? No need to travel halfway around the world – the DLC’s Walking with Lemurs Premium Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have that unforgettable experience right here in the forests of Duke University! Click here to learn more!


Cartoon of an aye-aye lemur wearing a mask

Safety Protocols for All Tours

All guests must wear a mask (snugly covering the nose, mouth, and chin) at all times while onsite, including the parking area, the gift shop, the restrooms, and the tour path areas. We are not able to accommodate any exemptions to this rule for any reasons – all staff, volunteers, and guests of all ages must wear masks at all times.

All tours will be made as private reservations. The date and time that you reserve will be exclusive to your group and will not include any additional guests.

If you or any person in your group are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, please notify us immediately and we will work with you to reschedule or cancel your tour. COVID-related symptoms include any of the following: temperature over 100°F, atypical headache, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, runny nose (aside from typical seasonal allergies), change in taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

If you need to cancel your tour due to illness and are not able to reschedule, we will refund your tour registration fee. This applies to guests who have received vaccinations as well as those who have not.