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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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very interesting place

informative and interesting place. our kids adopted a lemur and they got to see lemurs paint a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill E
Merrick, New York, United States
Make reservations!

We had a fantastic docent, and this was so educational! I would not recommend this for small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria L
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 1 week ago

informative and interesting place. our kids adopted a lemur and they got to see lemurs paint a picture for them(paw prints around canvas) different types of lemurs and we had a great guide

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic docent, and this was so educational! I would not recommend this for small children, however. Was frustrated with the people who whipped out their cell phones in the indoor (night - so it is very dark in here!) Lemur exhibit. The...More

Thank Victoria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several tour opportunities for varying prices, check website. Fascinating unique tour. Staff are friendly and seem truly interested in the animals. The place is tucked away. There is a wow! affect. Better for older children and adults. Educational experience. Make reservations early. We...More

Thank ShenVal04
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Duke Lemur Center is a definite must when visiting Durham, NC. The location was so beautiful. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and said a lot about each lemur. There was such an amazing variety of lemurs to see and learn about, you never...More

Thank fishnchipsperson
Reviewed 21 April 2017

World’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs – Earth’s most threatened group of mammals – outside of Madagascar. Variety of public and private tours available. Reservation required off their web site. Unique, interesting and fun experience for all ages.

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place is great, the lemurs are so much fun to see, so exotic. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to share their stories . Highly recommend the more expensive tour, but the regular one is good too. Book in advance as tours are...More

Thank signchris
Reviewed 8 April 2017

You need to book these tours a few weeks ago, particularly for weekends. That said, they're always a blast and popular to bring out of town visitors to. You start with an informational video and then head out to see the lemurs. There are a...More

Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Five of us took the tour. Be sure to book in advance. It was a cool morning, so it took a while before the lemurs were very active and in the more public cages. However, once the lemurs started sunning themselves, they were a sight...More

Thank dianneky
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Took visitors here for public tour. Difficult to see lemurs due to number of persons on tour and the fence around the cages. The animals we could see were interesting. Tour guide could not answer questions about lemurs asked by attendees saying she had only...More

2  Thank momssk
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to see different types of lemurs. They had a wheelchair my sister could use which was great so both of us could go . Enjoyed the tour and the gift shop.

1  Thank vahanning
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Chuck G
Good morning, I like to do wildlife photography. On your tours are the lemur's that you see all in cages or behind fences or do you get to out with a guide out in the woods where they are allowed to roam? Thanks 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.
Kathleen B
We will be coming there in November. Will this exhibit be open then?
1 September 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!!
Would a visit to Duke Lemur Center be appropriate for a 5 yr old?
10 June 2016|
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Response from Maureen B | Reviewed this property |
Yes There are many young children visiting the Center.