A must see if you're in Durham (reservations required). We learned a lot about lemurs from our knowledgeable guide, and got to see several outdoors and heard them howl at each other. There is also an indoor room for the nocturnal Aye-Aye that looks bat-like. The gift store is also worth a visit - you can buy a painting made by a lemur!
May 28, 2019
Did our second Walking with Lemurs tour here this past weekend...had to come back for more! We visited with three types of lemurs, red ruffed, ringtail and sifaka. It is an amazing up close and personal tour that allows for great pictures and videos! Our guide Megan and lemur keeper Matt were awesome...so knowledgeable and friendly. For the lemur-obsessed, this trip is a must!
Mar 26, 2019
What a great experience! While the center itself may be a bit awkward to find, my GPS was accurate. If you drive yourself, there is ample parking. Make sure you come property dressed for the weather. If it's raining, you might get wet and muddy. The tours were prompt and informative. Everyone that worked there was friendly and knowledgeable. They have a plethora of lemurs which is a true treat in North America! A definite must-stop if you're in the area.
May 25, 2019
Amazing place to learn about lemurs and the wonderful research being done to help them.
Mar 2, 2019
My family had a wonderful time! The tour guide was knowledgeable and the tour was interesting.Regarding some of the negative reviews:This is not a zoo, it is a research facility that offers tours to the public.
Mar 4, 2019
Had a phenomenal experience. They make you feel at home, and most importantly it was fun!
Jun 30, 2019
The tour and guides were great. The gift shop cashier was not polite with me and my family. Overall, the experience was great and I'm disappointed in the interaction with this one individual.
Oct 13, 2019
The lemur center is one of my favorite places to go to, even as an adult! The lemurs are always so curious and interested in their surroundings, it's quite entertaining! I would recommend going during the summer during their open house periods on the weekends. Each exhibit has a volunteer that tells you everything there is to know about the lemurs they are with that day. It is quite impressive! Make sure you call for reservations first though!
Oct 5, 2019
Like no other place on Earth. Educational, immersive, and furry. Lemurs come in far more species and sizes than I ever knew about. Come visit and support endangered species as you learn about these unique mammals from Madagascar.
Jul 20, 2019
It’s not a great experience for the 12 dollar tour. You need to remember this is not a zoo, so the animals are not on display like in a zoo. The cages make it difficult to see the lemurs and you can just forget about taking photos, unless you have 100-300 dollars per person and get on a waiting list for the photo tour your just going to be out of luck. It’s a great cause and the lemurs are awesome.
Jul 12, 2019
We went in April (had to get on a waiting list for reservations, so book early). Most of the lemurs were in the inside enclosures, due to the temperature, however, if you go in the summer, you get a completely different experience! The inside enclosures were a bit difficult to continue to look at, as there is a chain link fence and sometimes that makes your eyes go wonky.
Aug 24, 2019
Great place to see and learn about fascinating lemurs. Remember to book a tour in advance.
Nov 24, 2019
We enjoyed our general tour today with our two teenagers. We’ve been wanting to do the tour for a while and it was fun and educational.
We got a glimpse into what Duke Lemur Center is doing to help this endangered species. They have the largest number of lemurs outside of Madagascar. The bush babies (which are not lemurs) were a cool bonus to get to see too. Thanks Duke Lemur Center!
Nov 26, 2019
The Lemur Center is such an interesting place to visit. Highly recommend!
Feb 26, 2020
The Duke Lemur Center is a great place to learn and engage with old world primates. They perform ground breaking research on prosimian species here and we are fortunate to have a glimpse into their beautiful facility. Would highly recommend expanding your knowledge of primatology.