Tour Duke Lemur Center & Ponder Animal Antiquities Duke Lemur Center
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Tour Duke Lemur Center & Ponder Animal Antiquities Duke Lemur Center
Tour Duke Lemur Center & Ponder Animal Antiquities +226 fire icon
$12  .  Today, 9:00a - 4:00p

Tour Duke Lemur Center & Ponder Animal Antiquities +226 fire icon

$12  .  Today, 9:00a - 4:00p

Be amazed by over 10 different species of lemurs. Come out with your friends and be sure to bring a camera on your private tour. Don't forget you have to call ahead to reserve your spot!

The Duke Lemur Center is the world's largest and most diverse collection of lemurs (the world's most endangered group of mammals) outside of Madagascar, and it's right here in Durham. This 85-acre sanctuary was founded to protect and research the remaining species while raising awareness for endangered animals.


The Lemur Center offers one of the coolest experiences in Durham with its guided tours—and they're usually booked weeks in advance, so hop to it! Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $9 for children and free for kids 2 and under. Don't miss a few marquee lemur species (there are over a dozen species in all). One is the aye-aye, a nocturnal, funky looking cross between a rat, a lemur, and Dobby from Harry Potter. Legend has it if one points its middle finger at you, you are cursed forever. The other, also nocturnal, is the slender loris, also known as the "banana on stilts" due to their small size and long legs. They're a blast!

Duke Lemur Center
3705 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705
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9:00a - 4:00p

Sunday 9:00a - 4:00p
Monday 9:00a - 4:00p
Tuesday 9:00a - 4:00p
Wednesday 9:00a - 4:00p
Thursday 9:00a - 4:00p
Friday 9:00a - 4:00p
Saturday 9:00a - 4:00p
$12
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