Note to visitors
Please note that all tours are by appointment only, and that you must have tour reservations to see the animals. You can explore general + premium tour options via our tours homepage – we offer tours for all ages, budgets, and backgrounds! Tours often book weeks in advance, and generally we cannot accommodate walk-in visitors. You are, however, always welcome to call us just in case we have tour openings remaining on a particular day: (919) 401-7240. It never hurts to check, especially if you’re open to multiple types of tours!
The gift shop is open to the public without appointment from 9:00 a.m. ’til 4:00 p.m. seven days a week. Parking is simple and free.
Address and directions
We’re located at 3705 Erwin Road in Durham, less than 10 minutes from Duke’s West Campus.
Starting October 20, please do not use the DLC’s entrance via Lemur Lane (off of Erwin Road), as Lemur Lane is closed for construction through the end of December. Instead, please follow these directions, which will bring you in via our back entrance via Cornwallis Road:
1. Turn onto Erwin Road via the roundabout from NC-751. Pass the entrance to Lemur Lane on your left. At the light, turn left onto Cornwallis Road.
2. From Cornwallis, turn left onto the gravel lane (just past Ridge Road, which will be on your right). This is the rear entrance of the Lemur Center and will be marked with signage.
3. Drive through two gates. Continue driving until reaching the gravel U-shaped parking lot on your right.
4. Check in at Lemur Landing near parking lot (brown building with handicap ramp).
If you have questions at any time, please call (919) 401-7240. The Lemur Landing staff will be happy to help!