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Duke Lemur Center

Features Animals
3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Very interesting

We enjoyed our visit and the very professionally guided tour that came with it. This is a research... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Rich N
Alpharetta, Georgia
via mobile
Avoid the "Little Lemurs"

I went with a friend and took my 3yr old and 4yr old on the Little Lemurs tour. For about 20min or... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705-5031
+1 919-489-3364
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and the very professionally guided tour that came with it. This is a research facility so you can't roam the grounds by yourself. You have to stay with the group. Reservations suggested. One couple was having keeping their young. It engaged,...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I went with a friend and took my 3yr old and 4yr old on the Little Lemurs tour. For about 20min or so of the 45 min tour, we sat inside the gift shop and watched a little video on lemurs. We then went outside...More

Thank _LauraC2009
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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 6 August 2017 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 6 August 2017

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 3 August 2017 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 31 July 2017 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 30 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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

Thank Durhambat
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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.