We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Duke Lemur Center

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Hidden Gem; Valuable Resource; Cute-Looking Cousins, Far Removed

The Duke Lemur Center houses about 200 members of 17 species of lemurs and their biological cousins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
deburkins
Complicated but interesting

The tour itself is comprehensive and interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
,
Raleigh, North Carolina
Read all 319 reviews
146
All photos (146)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“aye aye”(8 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
14°
Nov
-1°
Dec
-2°
Jan
Contact
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
Website
+1 919-401-7240
Call
Reviews (319)
Filter reviews
317 results
Traveller rating
212
72
26
6
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
212
72
26
6
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews research facility behind the scenes aye aye nocturnal lemurs basic tour conservation efforts small group ring tailed lemurs tour guide free range different species great tour their natural habitat gift shop interesting place minute tour warmer months
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 317 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank deburkins
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John M
Megan M, Education Programs Manager at Duke Lemur Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank nelly622
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 natechertack
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank KRISTIE M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

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 October 9, 2018

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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 71 nearby hotels
JB Duke Hotel
93 reviews
1.46 km away
Millennium Durham
795 reviews
1.49 km away
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
812 reviews
1.54 km away
Cambria Hotel Durham - Near Duke University
79 reviews
2.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 855 nearby restaurants
Nosh
132 reviews
1.57 km away
Fairview Dining Room
124 reviews
1.54 km away
Bull Durham Bar
70 reviews
1.53 km away
Sushi Love
64 reviews
1.54 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 135 nearby attractions
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
1,954 reviews
2.88 km away
Duke University Chapel
883 reviews
2.06 km away
Cameron Indoor Stadium
254 reviews
1.67 km away
Duke University
586 reviews
2.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
MaureenGamrecki
August 8, 2017|
Answer
Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
0
Votes
Rroegner
June 24, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
1
Vote
Chuck G
February 11, 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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.
0
Votes