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Duke Lemur Center

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Great for families! Very intelligent staff and cute animals.

We LOVED our tour of the lemur center! Our tour guide, Alivia, was absolutely wonderful. She seemed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hilary L
Arlington, Virginia
Walking with Lemurs

It was so cool to be next to lemurs with no cages in between you. I got great photos of the... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Jesse M
Port Saint Joe, Florida
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed July 9, 2018

It is enchanting to do the Walking with Lemurs tour and be out in the forest with free ranging lemurs of different types. We saw ring-tailed and blue-eyed black lemurs. It is so amazing to watch them jumping around in the trees. And coquerel sifakas...More

1  Thank clcline2016
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A great afternoon activity for the whole family. We booked ahead and enjoyed our visit. Great tour leader. Did have some problems seeing all of the lemurs as it was cold outside. Would recommend spring or autumn visits when they are out in their cages...More

1  Thank pctroxell
Reviewed July 9, 2018

As others have said - you must book in advance to be able to visit. We did without any issues. An interesting tour that includes a 15 minute video and then about a 60 minute tour. Only slight complaint is that our tour guide would...More

Thank Eswau
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The best way to visit Lemur Center is to call them (919) 401 7240 and schedule a guided tour. The center houses endangered primate species in a large park. The tour is very informative. We highly recommend especially if you have children eager to learn...More

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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.