5 Things You Need To Do In Durham

The Museum of Life and Science

The ‘Explore the Wild’ exhibit at this museum takes you on a fascinating journey down a 750-foot boardwalk where you can see lemurs, red wolves and black bears in a preserved natural setting. There are plenty of opportunities to look closely into this dynamic natural landscape through the many natural observation areas, outdoor microscopes, field cameras and cutting edge technology.

The Duke Lemur Center

A research and study center is home to the 260 lemurs, the largest population of these pro-simians outside of their native Madagascar. You need to make an appointment in advance to enter.

Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve

Ramble around the unique rock formations and the fascinating wildflowers at Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, an 84-acre peninsula that is formed by the Eno River.

Rollingview State Recreation Area

Along the shores of Falls Lake lets you enjoy nature at its best with plenty of bird-watching, fishing, boating & sailing, water surfing, swimming and water skiing as well as hiking and camping. For kayaking and canoeing enthusiasts the Frog Hollow Canoe & Kayak Service offers guided individual as well as group tours.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Visit the colorful 55-acre Sarah P. Duke Gardens. With over 200 species of exotic flowers it’s no wonder it is often called the “Crown Jewel of Duke