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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. Reservations are available six to eight weeks in advance. Tours often fill up quickly, so plan ahead for the best chance of seeing the lemurs on your preferred date.

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!

For more lemur fun, check out our monthly Learning Lemurs club or schedule a private Zoom chat with a lemur expert!


Shop merchandise

Visit Lemur Landing: Our onsite gift shop is open 9 – 4 every day. 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. You are welcome to visit the gift shop before or after your tour.

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!


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.