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Duke Lemur Center

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Too cute

They have a great collection of very endangered species. All kinds of lemurs as well as other... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Durham, North Carolina
A unique experience, great for kids and adults

I've always been intrigued by lemurs, parodied in the cartoon movies Madagascar 1 and 2, but had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlestown, MA
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great collection of very endangered species. All kinds of lemurs as well as other primates. It'sa great way to spend a day with the family. Be sure to make reservations

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank conne009
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always been intrigued by lemurs, parodied in the cartoon movies Madagascar 1 and 2, but had not had the opportunity to see them up close until a recent visit to the Duke Lemur Center. The guides provided a wonderful interpretive tour, and a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Lemurs Live tour provides a great overview of the lemurs in residence, the local research efforts, and the Center’s conservation efforts in Madagascar. The tour guide was friendly and provided great information on all the lemurs. We had the opportunity to see a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BlueDevilOKC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're really a big lemur enthusiast, then this is for you. But if you just want to actually interact with the cute little creatures and take pictures, then you may be disappointed. Most of the tour is talking. By tge time you get to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place to visit and learn. Will have to go back during the warmer months for a closer look. Highly recommended for all ages.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

Our guide was very well informed and good at engaging all members of the group. Kids and adults of all ages will find this interesting and fun. Because it was pretty cool out, some of the lemurs weren't outside when we went, but we still...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

The Duke Lemur Center houses about 200 members of 17 species of lemurs and their biological cousins in a protected setting in the Duke Forest on the outskirts of Durham, NC. The Center provides housing for an endangered set of species, supports international conservation efforts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deburkins
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The tour itself is comprehensive and interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the some 200 plus lemur inhabitants. On its 80 acres, there are several outdoor enclosures that an be visited during the warmer months for the premium price of $95. The rest of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Megan M, Education Programs Manager at Duke Lemur Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, John! We're happy to hear the you enjoyed your tour, and we also wanted to offer some clarification on our conservation breeding program. Because the wild habitat for so many animals, including lemurs, is disappearing rapidly, the role...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I went with a group to visit the Lemur Center. There were lots of Lemurs in the outside cage area, so we got to see a good number of the different varieties of lemurs. Didn't know there were so many different kinds. This is a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nelly622
Reviewed October 30, 2018

My family and I enjoyed the "Behind the Scenes" Tour at the Duke Lemur Center. We were able to get close to the lemurs, who were in their cages, because of the chilly weather, and not outside in the forest. Our two guides were very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.