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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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Fantastic Show, Very Entertaining Afternoon!

A hidden gem tucked away in Chapel Hill. Very nice facility, fantastic show. Our guide was very... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
Michael H
Burlington, United States
The Unniverse Comes to You!

If you like seeing the stars and learning about the universe this is the place to be. The... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Holly A
Knightdale, North Carolina
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Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

A hidden gem tucked away in Chapel Hill. Very nice facility, fantastic show. Our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable! Shows vary so you can choose an age appropriate show if you have kids. This is a "don't miss" outing for Chapel Hill!!

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you like seeing the stars and learning about the universe this is the place to be. The employees are REALLY smart and the shows are always a lot of fun!

Thank Holly A
Reviewed 8 September 2015

My wife and I made it to the last showing of the day: Star Family. It was in itself rather interesting filled with somethings I learned in elementary but with a different twist to it and it was great to relearn these. I also thoroughly...More

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Great to bring children.. There is also an incredible garden that surrounds the Planetarium. Really beautiful Spot.

Thank J B
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Who would have thought that we have a world class planetarium right here in Chapel Hill? Great for young and old, scholars and novices...

1  Thank Miriamlabbok
Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank Steve G
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
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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.