Sanctuaries make it possible for people to see how animals interact with their environments and for animals to see how people interact with their weird, hairless babies. Witness the wonders of nature with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for a 60–90-minute Lemurs Live! tour for two ($24 value)
- $55 for a 60-minute Walking with Lemurs tour for one on Monday–Friday ($95 value)
- $65 for a 60-minute Walking with Lemurs tour for one on a Saturday or Sunday ($95 value)
See descriptions of each tour here. Lemurs Live! is geared toward guests aged 7 and older, but younger children are welcome to attend. The Walking With Lemurs experience, in which there are no barriers between guests and the animals, is for ages 10 and up.
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn't reflect student, senior, or military discounts. Children aged 2 and under are admitted free to Lemurs Live!
Duke Lemur Center
Some 233 lemurs have traveled from the island of Madagascar to call the Duke Lemur Center in Durham home. Here, at one of the world’s largest sanctuaries for rare and endangered prosimian primates, they find protection and able tennis partners in their caretakers. The Lemur Center looks to promote research and understanding of these interesting creatures—ancient relatives of monkeys, apes, and humans—while further sustaining global biodiversity.
Not ones to keep these creatures all to themselves, the scientists at the Duke Lemur Center offer an array of tours that let visitors get up close. During Lemurs Live!, a knowledgeable guide introduces them to about 10 different species and explains what makes them some of the most interesting animals on the planet.