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Duke Lemur Center

#9 of 76 things to do in Durham Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Incredible experience - Walking with Lemurs

We had been wanting to visit the Lemur Center for several years and finally had the opportunity... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Must make advanced reservations....you can call to get on waiting list. They don't book tours on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been wanting to visit the Lemur Center for several years and finally had the opportunity. We made reservations several weeks in advance for the Walking with Lemurs tour - highly recommended! We spent time in a forest enclosure with ring-tailed lemurs and Coquerel's...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Must make advanced reservations....you can call to get on waiting list. They don't book tours on Tuesday

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Reviewed 13 June 2017

Where the Lemur Center is located is more than just one place. There are so many things to see and a park where kids can make all the noise they want. The Lemurs are so much fun to watch. This is not for an hour,...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

By passed the general tour option and took the Walking With Lemurs tour. Cost more but group is small (only had 4 total and guide). We were able to enter a natural range area, at feeding time, where lemurs roam free around you. Were in...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Duke has done a great job with this place. It's a lemur habit and research center, so this is no zoo, and they treat the animals really well. There are many different visit options, from a simple tour and walkthrough (which itself is really interesting...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Interesting and educational. Learning about the lemurs and the challenges they are facing as an endangered species was very informative. Also learning about efforts to educate the indigenous people in Madagascar to help themselves and also preserve the lemurs was fascinating. The lemurs themselves are...More

Thank elandja
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The setting for the Lemurs is great for viewing. A guide is available to talk about each group of Lemurs and is very informative.

Thank dalichandler
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We had three generations to see the Lemurs, from 17 to 92. The Lemurs are awesome, there are also slow loris and others. The lemurs hang from trees and cages, inside and outdoors. For nocturnal they have a small set of habitats you can see...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 23 May 2017

informative and interesting place. our kids adopted a lemur and they got to see lemurs paint a picture for them(paw prints around canvas) different types of lemurs and we had a great guide

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a fantastic docent, and this was so educational! I would not recommend this for small children, however. Was frustrated with the people who whipped out their cell phones in the indoor (night - so it is very dark in here!) Lemur exhibit. The...More

Thank Victoria L
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24 June 2017|
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Response from Carl F | Reviewed this property |
There are a few different methods used at the Lemur center for containing the animals. Some are in caged habitats, some are kept in habitats that have both and indoor and an out door contained space for them to move freely... More
Chuck G
12 February 2017|
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Response from sabimax | Reviewed this property |
The Lemurs are mostly in cages. Once in a while the staff does bring out some lemurs for close ups.
Kathleen B
31 August 2016|
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Response from Renee R | Reviewed this property |
Lemur center is open year round from 9:30-4 pm with the exception of holiday closures. The do require reservations for a guided tour. Check the website out and go visit and enjoy!!