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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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I loved watching the lemurs. The staff was all so friendly and the guide explained all the different species. The white and black ones liked being near humans.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved watching the lemurs. The staff was all so friendly and the guide explained all the different species. The white and black ones liked being near humans.

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Thank Swayberry2
Swansboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Family traveled to town for a Bulls game and discovered the Lemur center by chance. Outstanding tour that combined the history of the center and lemurs as well as the ongoing conservation efforts benefiting them. The walk through the "park" to see the lemurs was very enjoyable and our guide was superb. Must have a reservation! Small groups keep the... More 

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Thank Dennis B
Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tips: 1. BRING BUG SPRAY. we forgot ours and wished we had it. The walking tour is 95% outside and the bugs love a free breakfast. 2. Try to book your tour around a feeding time. The animals are super active. :) 3. Ask questions! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and have great information. Test them! :) Definitely set... More 

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Thank GinaMarie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience getting to see the lemurs at Duke and learn about their life!!! Lots of different animals to look at and discover their habitats!

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Thank Renee R
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my friend and her ten year old here. We all loved it! Our student guide was very knowledgeable and answered all the group's questions. The ten year old and I want to visit again and do the Walking with Lemurs tour.

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Thank Chris C
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have gone to the lemur center twice, and both times were great. It's kind of hit or miss animal-wise. You can't guarantee you'll see them all when you go. I recommend going when its warmer outside.

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Thank Sydni H
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lemurs are plentiful at the center. You can see them climb around up close. The staff is great with providing information about the lemurs.

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Thank dpoin21
Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even with very cloudy and somewhat cold weather, keeping the lemurs snuggling most of the time, the film introduction and the walking tour of the various cages was great. I enjoyed my first visit and will surely return very soon!!

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Thank JosephJ1
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love animals and was excited to meet the lemurs. The tour is about 90 minutes and you the cost is around $12. There are discounts for students and the elderly. The funds raised support the mission to save the lemurs who are endangered in Madagascar. You watch a video to learn about the lemurs and then visit some of... More 

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Thank Linda L
Marion, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lemur are so fun to watch jump and leap. We did not see any in the woods, but the caged ones were fun to watch. They are saving them from extension, and helping Drs. recognize things about aging, cardiology, and memory lose that are similar in humans and lemurs. Make sure to book well in advance of your planned... More 

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