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Duke Lemur Center

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Address: 3705 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: 919 489-3364
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Very informative and well organized session

We took one of our Cub Scout dens to the Duke Lemur center last summer as part of their working on a STEM based award. Our visit to the Lemur center was interesting, engaging and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We took one of our Cub Scout dens to the Duke Lemur center last summer as part of their working on a STEM based award. Our visit to the Lemur center was interesting, engaging and well organized. The staff seemed engaged and did a great job with keeping the kids interested. The facilities are clean and very modern. I highly... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Plan on spending the day. Tours are great as is just walking around on your own. If you've never seen Lemurs before, you're in for a treat :)

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You need to plan ahead and make an appointment but it is well worth it. Interesting story on how this place came to be. If I remember correctly, there are more Lemurs here than in Madagascar where their habitat has declined dramatically.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We took a 10:30 tour and it was cold out - there was ice on the path - so the Lemurs were all inside. We did get to see most of them inside but some of the views were so-so since its through a door and down an aisle way. I found the ringtails curious and actually played a bit... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We did the lemurs live tour. Very informative and interesting. Make sure you visit when it's above 41 degrees you will be able to see them much better. Cute and curious creatures.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderful experience! The place is clean and well-kept. The staff are very knowledgeable and provide a wonderful educational tour.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You need to plan ahead most of the time to get tickets. But once you're in, it's a fascinating tour. You get to see lots of different lemurs with all kinds of personalities. The tour guides are quite knowledgeable and keep things moving at a pace that keeps everybody engaged.

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16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had wanted to visit the Duke Lemur Center for quite a while. We found an offer on Groupon for tour tickets, made our reservations, which you should make via phone well in advance of your desired tour date, since they book up early. There are multiple types of tours offered, and some can be quite pricey. However, we chose... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The volunteer led tour was really informative. The guide knew lots of interesting facts that really made the trip worthwhile. We visited in the fall, so the lemurs were in the indoor facilities. This wasn't bad, though- since the lemurs were still really active (and vocal at times). We definitely want to go back during the summer so we can... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Well worth a trip to see the animals and the work that Duke are doing for conservation. I think visiting when the animals are outside would be a better experience.

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