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Duke Lemur Center

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Hang out with the lemurs!

After years of waiting, I finally got to see the lemurs. Totally worth the wait! The tour starts... read more

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Nate C
Dallas, Texas

We enjoyed the Walking with Lemurs tour this fall. You walk through the Lemur portion of Duke... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hertford, North Carolina
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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Reviewed yesterday

After years of waiting, I finally got to see the lemurs. Totally worth the wait! The tour starts with a short informative video, then a walk to see some of the lemurs in their outdoor homes. It's a little tough to get a picture of...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the Walking with Lemurs tour this fall. You walk through the Lemur portion of Duke Forest with a guide and get to see a few lemurs at feeding time. This insures an up close and personal experience with these darling and funny animals....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

You must come here- the lemur variety is amazing. Tour is complete and knowledgeable tour guide. We even get to see the nocturnal lemurs (you go inside and they put on red lights so you can see them in the dark). The lemurs are so...More

1  Thank Susiewoozie12
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lemur Center is visitor friendly and very educational. I can't believe that I had lived in Durham for years before visiting. It is a real treat for young and old alike.

Thank stokesnet
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We LOVED our tour of the lemur center! Our tour guide, Alivia, was absolutely wonderful. She seemed to know everything there was to know about lemurs and the center. We learned so much about these animals, like the fact that they have to come from...More

1  Thank Hilary L
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It was so cool to be next to lemurs with no cages in between you. I got great photos of the mongoose lemurs and the rind tails! The caged exhibits were also fantastic! This the only place in the world to see that many lemurs...More

Thank Jesse M
Reviewed July 21, 2018

The Lemur Center is great. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly, and they are doing some very interesting research as well as conservation projects here. I took the Walking with Lemurs tour, where our group got to accompany staff members to the free-ranging lemurs' daily...More

1  Thank Koyangi
Reviewed July 16, 2018

You can get a guided tour, which is the best way to learn all the fascinating details about lemurs and their lives. This place has some very rare individuals in captivity, and it is working diligently to prevent extinction. Some of these animals are nocturnal,...More

2  Thank c5mjb
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I called and left a voice mail message with my phone number about their evening tours and never received a return phone call. So, I cannot comment on the facility.

Thank caio591
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

One can learn so much about these special animals just by visiting & taking A tour. The staff is very well informed . I will go again. Just beautiful

Thank jancroft19
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August 8, 2017|
Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
June 24, 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
February 11, 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.