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Duke Lemur Center

Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Glad I went, would not go again.

We went as a group with a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old. The children enjoyed the gift shop and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Informative and fun visit to the Lemurs

Great tour of the Lemur centre with my two teenage kids. Informative and great to be able to see... read more

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

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

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

Thank Herbert G
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and the very professionally guided tour that came with it. This is a research facility so you can't roam the grounds by yourself. You have to stay with the group. Reservations suggested. One couple was having keeping their young. It engaged,...More

2  Thank Rich N
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went with a friend and took my 3yr old and 4yr old on the Little Lemurs tour. For about 20min or so of the 45 min tour, we sat inside the gift shop and watched a little video on lemurs. We then went outside...More

Thank _LauraC2009
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Most of the year center is for private tours and don't know if I would have wished to pay for the higher fee so going during the summer for self guided was a great introduction. Young people were at every exhibit to answer questions about...More

Thank doddsap
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Since you don't often see Lemurs outside of Madagascar ( and they don't travel well) this is an ideal opportunity to learn more about these prosimian primates. They are amazing creatures and each species represented at the Center has unique characteristics. We were a family...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We bit the bullet and paid the $ to do the 'Walking with Lemurs' tour and are so glad we did! With a limit of 8-10 people the experience is very intimate. We went in the ringtail and sifaka enclosure and spent 90 mins observing...More

Thank Newsbyscott
Reviewed 6 August 2017

What a great place to see these amazing creatures outside of their native Madagascar. Take a tour that goes into their habitat. Awesome to be that close. Please read the Web site tour info.

Thank pbnc63
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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.