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Duke Lemur Center

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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Great tour for our homeschooler group

We took a group of 35 homeschoolers, aged 5-13, on an enrichment tour on an absolutely beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica S
I think, Durham's #1 must-see

Yes, you must reserve. I visited this place two or three years ago with ~100 college students. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brent P
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“live tour” (8 reviews)
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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"research facility"
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"behind the scenes"
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"live tour"
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"basic tour"
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"aye aye"
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"tour guide"
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"conservation efforts"
in 5 reviews
"ring tailed lemurs"
in 5 reviews
"free range"
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"great tour"
in 12 reviews
"lemur experience"
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"fascinating creatures"
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"love animals"
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"reserve in advance"
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"informational video"
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"slow loris"
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"different species"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a group of 35 homeschoolers, aged 5-13, on an enrichment tour on an absolutely beautiful day (trips go out regardless of weather, so we lucked out). The tour began with a movie about lemurs inside the gift shop, and then we broke up...More

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, you must reserve. I visited this place two or three years ago with ~100 college students. The welcome is very friendly and informative. You get a video. If the outdoor temperature is under 46 degrees, the lemurs will be kept inside. If over 46...More

Thank Brent P
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 28 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
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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
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Reviewed 19 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
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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 7 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
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MaureenGamrecki
8 August 2017|
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Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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Rroegner
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
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Chuck G
11 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.
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