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Duke Lemur Center

  • 3705 Erwin Rd at NC Hwy 751
  • Durham, NC 27705
  • Primary: (919) 401-7240
  • Fax: (919) 490-5394
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Lemurs are native only to Madagascar, where they evolved in isolation from other primates. But luckily for Durham locals and visitors, you don’t have to travel to the Indian Ocean to find a lemur: just head to the Duke Lemur Center (DLC) where there are 250 individuals from 21 different species – the largest collection of lemurs anywhere in the world outside of Madagascar.

A non-invasive research, education, and conservation facility, DLC studies behavior, genomics, physiology, paleontology, and more. That means that not only can you tour the center to see lemurs up close in one of the tours offered by appointment, but you can also join a research session to see how the scientists teach lemurs, shadow a lemur keeper for a day, or even paint with lemurs!

  • Business Hours: M-Su, 9:30am-4pm. Must call to schedule a tour.
  • Miles to VIC: 5.30
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  • Avg. Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Group Rates: Lemurs Live Tour – Children (3-12), Seniors and Student
  • Scheduling Policy: By Appointment Only
  • Tour Type: Guided
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Lemurpalooza – Sold Out

Meet the unique primates of Madagascar! This will be a special evening experience that allows families to stroll and view the animals at their own pace, rather than their usual guided tours. …

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
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