Durham, N.C. — Duke Lemur Center will start offering limited tours to the public starting June 4. The tours will be available only to those who have pre-registered and pre-paid ahead of their scheduled tour.
“Please note that you must have a prepaid tour reservation in order to visit the DLC—this includes the grounds and gift shop, as well as any tour,” the center’s website says. “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.”
The lemur center will offer two tours — a general tour an a Walking with the Lemurs Premium Tour.
The general tour runs about 45 minutes to 60 minutes and lets visitors see about 17 lemurs. It’s $140 for a group of up to 10 people. The premium tour, for ages 10 and up, offers a chance for guests in small groups to walk through the center’s nine habitats. This one is $95 per person and is designed for up to 10 people. The minimum fee for each group is $350. (So if you have just three people in your group, the total cost for all three of you is $350,)
While onsite, visitors must wear a mask at all times. No exemptions allowed.
More information is on the lemur center’s website.
The center, part of Duke University, is home to the most diverse population of lemurs outside of their native Madagascar.