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Duke Lemur Center

#9 of 76 things to do in Durham Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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wonderful visit

First time here but will not be the last. Great tour Guide that was informative and friendly. Have... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
Very interesting place

1. Biggest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar 2. You need to make reservation ahead of... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2017
Savannah, Georgia
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

First time here but will not be the last. Great tour Guide that was informative and friendly. Have to come back in warmer weather for full effect

Thank wkassotis
Reviewed 4 February 2017

1. Biggest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar 2. You need to make reservation ahead of time 3. You will need to watch painful 15-min video before actual tour 4. Do not go in winter since all lemurs will be inside, where access to lemurs...More

Thank Igorek007
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We loved it. These people are doing great work for the last 50 years saving this near extinct animal. We took the tour and saw many different species our tour guides were super and were very small Interactive with the kids on the tour. We...More

1  Thank Rage-a-holic
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We took the basic tour (reservation only) and really enjoyed it. There were about 10 in our group including 3-4 children (ages about 8-10) and they seemed to enjoy it also. The Center is centrally located and easy to find. There is plenty to parking....More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a small but really fun place to look at these amazing creatures. Definitely a stop worth making if you love animals!

Thank spud1296
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We just took a tour of the lemur centre and I have to say, it was fantastic and we saw lots of different species of lemurs. The tour guide Faye was very good and informative and was able to answer every question asked. We were...More

Thank Amy20p
Reviewed 20 November 2016

First off, please know that all of the tours are by reservation only and they are not free. The admission fees help to fund the activities of the center so it's well worth the money for sure, but a lot of people came on my...More

1  Thank Emily M
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Watch the lemurs in their Buddha like poses and hear professionals lecture about these fascinating animals.

Thank FanofMarkTwain
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very interesting collection of lemurs. Many different varieties. Well worth the time and money to see these curious creatures.

Thank hkass
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We didn't realize you needed reservations to tour the Lemur Center. When we arrived the young ladies working at the center were very understanding. We waited until the time of the tour and given that one group did not show, we were able to participate...More

1  Thank 1122RTD
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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
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.
Kathleen B
31 August 2016|
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Response from Renee R | Reviewed this property |
Lemur center is open year round from 9:30-4 pm with the exception of holiday closures. The do require reservations for a guided tour. Check the website out and go visit and enjoy!!