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Duke Lemur Center

#8 of 77 things to do in Durham Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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went when the center was open for self tours and may go back in the Fall for a private tour

Most of the year center is for private tours and don't know if I would have wished to pay for the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Durham, North Carolina
An Unusual Opportunity

Since you don't often see Lemurs outside of Madagascar ( and they don't travel well) this is an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Most of the year center is for private tours and don't know if I would have wished to pay for the higher fee so going during the summer for self guided was a great introduction. Young people were at every exhibit to answer questions about...More

Thank doddsap
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since you don't often see Lemurs outside of Madagascar ( and they don't travel well) this is an ideal opportunity to learn more about these prosimian primates. They are amazing creatures and each species represented at the Center has unique characteristics. We were a family...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bit the bullet and paid the $ to do the 'Walking with Lemurs' tour and are so glad we did! With a limit of 8-10 people the experience is very intimate. We went in the ringtail and sifaka enclosure and spent 90 mins observing...More

Thank Newsbyscott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to see these amazing creatures outside of their native Madagascar. Take a tour that goes into their habitat. Awesome to be that close. Please read the Web site tour info.

Thank pbnc63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful facility with great and caring staff and many adorable lemurs. Very much worth a visit, and much better than a zoo. Lemurs are mere feet or yards away, and while they are enclosed sometimes, you can tour the free rangers and see lemurs on...More

Thank Miranda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I took the Walk with the Lemurs tour. It wasn't cheap but I was glad to support the DLC. We did get an up close view of the Lemurs in their natural habitat and our tour guide was very knowledgeable but not...More

Thank Jofg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a great place! We were fascinated during our entire visit, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about both the lemurs living at the center and the variety of species at large. The staff posted around the property were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. One of the...More

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend! Make sure to call ahead for availability. 100% one of a kind, outside of Madagascar.

Thank Durhambat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the hidden gem of Durham. Amazing to see the lemurs up close, and the staff is so knowledgeable. Go early in the day as possible if you visit during the summer -- it gets HOT.

Thank beccaboom82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very special trip-- about 2-3 hours total. It's unique and you get to see a whole variety of lemurs (made 5-10 different types at least). You need to plan the trip a couple weeks in advance if you're open to any date,...More

Thank Anasoma
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9 August 2017|
Response from Newsbyscott | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 1030--- they fed them at that time
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
12 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.