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Duke Lemur Center

Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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We had such a great time. Book a reservation in advance, and bring your camera. And please do NOT... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
El Dorado Hills, California
Such a great family activity!

This is a must do family activity in when visiting the Durham area. They do a great job of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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“live tour” (8 reviews)
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a great time. Book a reservation in advance, and bring your camera. And please do NOT take pictures in the dark building - as the Center has posted on the door, it hurts the Lemurs eyes. We were disgusted with the number...More

Thank WesternAdventurer2C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do family activity in when visiting the Durham area. They do a great job of education and the lemurs are amazing!

1  Thank claremX851TM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Duke Lemur Center does very good work in studying lemurs and helping the species survive. They have a nice facility as well and I could tell the animals were well cared for. The Lemurs Live tour is $12 plus tax and is a 90...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Really great place kid-friendly felt more of like a scientific Institute than a place to go take your kids and see lemurs but it's a one of a kind of place to check out everybody was super friendly

Thank William M
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Take the time to reserve when you know your travel dates, this is a highly popular venue. I was able to get in because I was a single & able to fill a waiting list. That said, this was an amazing place, the tour was...More

Thank Mickey G
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We did the Keeper for A Day, their priciest tour. This experience was amazing and we loved it, though it was a bit long and it was hot out in October. You start of changing into scrubs and see some of the facility. Then you...More

1  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We went as a group with a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. The children enjoyed the gift shop and the video much more than the exhibit. The lady who took us around had much more information to share than we could...More

Thank RICK E
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great tour of the Lemur centre with my two teenage kids. Informative and great to be able to see Lemurs free ranging it as well as in the cages. We did the one hour basic tour which was fine for us.

Thank fmckay
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Not your first thought when visiting Durham or Duke University but a ‘must’ stop if you have the time. More Lemurs here than any where in the world other than their native home of Madagascar. Must book in advance and at least a month in...More

1  Thank David O
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I visited Duke's Lemur Center, with a tour organized by Carrboro's Park & Recreation. Although it was a somehow interesting visit, guided by a knowledgeable volunteer, I was disappointed, as the animals were caged and difficult to see through the enclosures. I couldn't take any...More

1  Thank Herbert G
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9 August 2017|
Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
25 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.