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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Fun free side exhibits

Sweet place to catch Big Bird in the dome theatre. The NASA exhibits downstairs are a bit dated... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
Steve G
Fort Collins, Colorado
A real treat!

This is a wonderful experience for people of all ages. The shows are professional and interesting... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Victoria K
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“great shows” (4 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Sweet place to catch Big Bird in the dome theatre. The NASA exhibits downstairs are a bit dated, but neat. We really enjoyed a special exhibit on the human body, germs, and mucus. They even had a little machine that you fed different ping pong...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a wonderful experience for people of all ages. The shows are professional and interesting. There are excellent shows for young children. I would particularly recommend the Carolina Skies program, which is an interactive show lead by knowledgeable "tour guides". Lucky to have a...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 19 August 2015

During the UNC Summer Session we visited the planetarium twice - once for Carolina skies and once for a talk from Tim Rice about Pluto. The staff are so willing to answer any and all questions, which are in fact encouraged during the presentations that...More

Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Don't miss it!!! You can visit the GSK Fulldome Theater for a movie from space and actually feel like you are on space!! :D Also we went to the skywatching session at Jordan Lake and it was incredible to see Saturn and the meteor shower!!!!...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Whether you've got a few minutes or a few hours, the Morehead Planetarium offers excitement for anyone interest in the skies and its heavenly bodies; and it's affordable.

Thank Clarence W
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Part of Univertity Campus. Good parking right at entrance. Excellent programs throughout the year and great activities after the show for children of all ages. Good educational programs. Inexpensive shop in building with beautiful gifts.

Thank sandra s
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Love the stars and when you can catch one of their Solstice evening shows, it is a must see! Day shows are mostly for the kiddies, but I caught a summer solstice show in the planetarium and it was wonderful, it detailed what you would...More

Thank Lindsey R
Reviewed 13 August 2015

One of the crown jewels of downtown Chapel Hill. An excellent planetarium with lots of programs. School kids from around the state come here on field trips during the school year. Programs change fairly regularly. Very educational and visually stunning.

Thank onebaker1
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Kids enjoyed the Magic Treehouse Space show, more so than they anticipated. The gift shop was very cool also, lots of fun affordable souvenirs.

Thank wheninroam05
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We visited the Morehead Planetarium with our 3 grandsons - ages 13, 11 & 9 - and all of us were impressed with the exhibits and information we found. There were 2 special exhibits - one on water facts and the other called Grossology. Naturally...More

Thank SharonKern
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20 July 2016|
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Response from BryndisR | Reviewed this property |
BUT... since you are bringing a group, you should email planetarium Guest Relations at: mhplanet@unc.edu and get the group rate with a reservation.