TAKE A TOUR: On the Lemurs Live! tour, learn about the animals and the center’s research and conservation efforts. This 60- to 90-minute tour is available seven days a week, year-round. Appointments are required; calling a week in advance is recommended: 919-401-7240. Tours are $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 or younger.
DUKE IT OUT(SIDE): Duke Forest, which surrounds the Lemur Center, is 7,060 acres of land managed by the university. Visitors are free to explore parts of the forest, which is primarily used as an outdoor
laboratory for ecosystem studies, on foot, bike or horseback.
GO TO CAMP: Familiarize yourself with tree species native to the Piedmont region of North Carolina at Tree Camp. Adults and high school students can join a three-hour camp session at various locations for $20 or a five-hour session for $30.
THREE’S COMPANY: One bonus about the three cities that form Research
Triangle Park is having three science museums within less than an hour of each other. Walk through one of the world’s largest butterfly conservatories at Durham’s Museum of Life and Science. See stars at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill. And, meet a scientist at Raleigh’s Nature Research Center, the newest wing of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.