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Duke Lemur Center

Duke Lemur Center

The Lemur Center is home to approximately 260 prosimians (primates that evolved before monkeys and apes), including lemurs of Madagascar, the lorises and galagos of Asia and Africa, and the tarsiers of certain East Asian islands. Since 1968, the has been dedicated to preservation, propagation and study of these endangered prosimians; it maintains the world's largest captive collection of prosimians.

The Lemur Center houses both diurnal(day-time active) in natural habitat enclosures outdoors and nocturnal(night-time active) prosimians indoors. Tours for individuals or groups can be arranged in advance only. As the majority of the tour is outside and along gravel paths, it is recommended that visitors wear comfortable walking shoes.

October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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