Duke Lemur Center

Get a close up look at lemurs, the most endangered mammals on the planet. Although the center's focus is research and biological conservation, it welcomes visitors year-round for guided tours to observe 10 species of these fascinating creatures. Outside of Madagascar, where their habitat is being destroyed or overtaken by humans, the center is home to the world’s largest and most diverse collection of lemurs.

The Lemurs Live! tour runs 60-90 minutes and is designed for ages 7 and up, however all ages are welcome. Be sure to take your camera. Tours are offered all year. September through May tours are offered at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and June-August at 9:30 a.m.,11 a.m.,1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tours are conducted seven days a week, but they tend to book one to two weeks in advance, and longer for weekends during the spring and summer months. Prices for adults are $12; children (3-12), Seniors (65+), Military with identification ID and college and university students with ID pay $9; Duke employee with identification pay $10; children – (ages 2 and younger) gain free admission. Check the center’s website for other tours that allow children, including “Painting with Lemurs” for ages 10 and up