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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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Like a Zoo but only with Lemurs

These prosimian creatures are fascinating, and the Duke Lemur Center has a good variety of them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jonathan G
Cartersville, Georgia
Incredible experience - Walking with Lemurs

We had been wanting to visit the Lemur Center for several years and finally had the opportunity... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed yesterday

These prosimian creatures are fascinating, and the Duke Lemur Center has a good variety of them, including crowned lemurs, blue-eyed black lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, ruffed lemurs, and Coquerel's sifaka ("shifack") lemurs, made famous by the Kratt Brothers' first show Zoboomafoo. The friendly and knowledgeable staffers...More

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been wanting to visit the Lemur Center for several years and finally had the opportunity. We made reservations several weeks in advance for the Walking with Lemurs tour - highly recommended! We spent time in a forest enclosure with ring-tailed lemurs and Coquerel's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must make advanced reservations....you can call to get on waiting list. They don't book tours on Tuesday

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where the Lemur Center is located is more than just one place. There are so many things to see and a park where kids can make all the noise they want. The Lemurs are so much fun to watch. This is not for an hour,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By passed the general tour option and took the Walking With Lemurs tour. Cost more but group is small (only had 4 total and guide). We were able to enter a natural range area, at feeding time, where lemurs roam free around you. Were in...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duke has done a great job with this place. It's a lemur habit and research center, so this is no zoo, and they treat the animals really well. There are many different visit options, from a simple tour and walkthrough (which itself is really interesting...More

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and educational. Learning about the lemurs and the challenges they are facing as an endangered species was very informative. Also learning about efforts to educate the indigenous people in Madagascar to help themselves and also preserve the lemurs was fascinating. The lemurs themselves are...More

Thank elandja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting for the Lemurs is great for viewing. A guide is available to talk about each group of Lemurs and is very informative.

Thank dalichandler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had three generations to see the Lemurs, from 17 to 92. The Lemurs are awesome, there are also slow loris and others. The lemurs hang from trees and cages, inside and outdoors. For nocturnal they have a small set of habitats you can see...More

Thank C0dys_Dad
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
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How do you keep them fenced in
24 June 2017|
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Response from beentheretooo | Reviewed this property |
some that are well trained, go free in the forest though they are limited from escape by tree cutting and fencing. others have various sized enclosures. wonderful experience
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!!