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We’ve brought the Duke Lemur Center to a screen near you—well, minus the unique lemur smells! Virtual programs are a wonderful way to learn about lemurs AND to support the DLC while our onsite programs are limited and we can’t rely on our usual tour income, which supplies almost 21% of our annual budget.

All virtual tour fees “give back” to the lemurs at the DLC, helping fund the Education Department and paying for lemur care, housing, veterinary supplies, and conservation initiatives. We’re so grateful for your interest and support!

FREE Virtual Resources

Virtual Tour: Our new virtual tour experience takes place over a collection of 14 carefully curated videos, for a total watch time of 1 hour, 15 minutes. Each video ranges from three to 11 minutes long. highlighting each of the species and discussing all the topics that you would see on a general tour here at the Duke Lemur Center. As an added bonus, the videos feature behind-the-scenes footage of the lemurs, giving you an even better close-up look at these amazing animals!

Women in STEM virtual exhibit: We’ve been busy converting an under-utilized room in our Lemur Landing Gift Shop and Visitor’s Center into a free museum space. As part of this new exhibit area, we developed posters and profiles celebrating women in primate- and Madagascar-related STEM subjects. These posters are viewable in person at the Duke Lemur Center, but we’ve also made digital copies available to share, and high-resolution files are available upon request for educators to use in their classrooms! Click HERE to view these amazing women in STEM.

Virtual Painting Packages

Painting sessions are a fun and engaging enrichment activity for our lemurs, and they result in incredibly unique works of art! With a virtual painting package, you’ll receive a custom video of lemurs painting using colors you’ve specified to create your very own works of art! Each package will include a downloadable link to your tailor-made video, and a mailed package of your lemur artwork sent right to your home. This package also makes a fantastically unique and thoughtful gift for the lemur lover in your life!

Private Zoom Chats with Lemur Experts!

Our Ask an Expert virtual program is our way of connecting you directly with the incredible knowledge we have to share from decades of studying and caring for lemurs! We’ll work with you to schedule a private ZOOM session on a topic of your choice, so you and as many guests as you would like can take a deeper dive into the fascinating world of lemurs in a live, interactive chat.

Onsite Programs

Looking for non-virtual options? Since lemurs are not naturally adapted to cold weather climates, our onsite tours are seasonally dependent. We will fully reopen our onsite tour options in Spring of 2023. Learn more via our onsite tours homepage.