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Visit the Duke Lemur Center

In order to keep the endangered primates that call the DLC home safe and healthy, all guests must have a prepaid tour reservation in order to visit the Lemur Center. No walk-ins will be allowed to view the animals.

Reservations for all tour types can be made by visiting our Onsite Tours homepage. Our tours are only available when the weather is warm enough for the lemurs to safely be outdoors. This year, our last day of tours will be October 2, 2022.

Not local? Visit us virtually! Virtual programs are a wonderful way to learn about lemurs AND to support the DLC from home.

We have plenty of options to customize your virtual lemur experience, from a FREE virtual general tour to a one-of-a-kind lemur painting package made especially for you!


Shop merchandise

Visit Lemur Landing: Our onsite gift shop is open 9 – 4 every day and before and after all tours. You do not need a reservation to shop, but make sure you wear a mask at all times while inside the gift shop. Note that you will not be able to view the animals while shopping.

Online orders: If you are not from the Durham, NC area, we have collaborated with Duke Stores to offer a few of our most popular items for sale online with FREE shipping within the continental United States! Browse the catalog and order online via the Duke Stores secure website.

All purchases “give back” to the lemurs at the DLC! Merchandise sales help fund the Education Department and pay for lemur care, housing, veterinary supplies, and conservation initiatives – so you can feel good about the products you buy!


Buy a lemur a present

Did you know you can send toys and treats to the DLC’s playful prosimians? Select an item from the Lemur Center’s Amazon wishlistand your present will be sent directly to the DLC. Be sure to include your name and email address in the notes field so the lemurs can send a thank-you!

Items on this list change often based on need, so you can guarantee that what you are buying is an immediate help to our lemurs, researchers, and animal-care staff.


Make a donation

Your support of the Duke Lemur Center makes so much possible! We rely on gifts from businesses and individuals like you to invest in our work to protect lemurs and their natural habitat in Madagascar. Your support allows us to address priority needs within our conservation, education, and non-invasive research programs.