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Address: Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone Number: 919-962-1236
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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore...
Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
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Nice Time Indoors while Sight Seeing

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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 the 3 boys LOVED the Grossology room with body function information galore. But even with... More 

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Hotchkiss
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a great way to spend a hot, humid summer afternoon while in the Durham area. Their basic exhibits are loaded with amazing photographs and educational facts. The water exhibit is hands-on which children and adults like. The Gross Lab addresses gross things in a humorous and hands-on way. $8.25 for a non-member adult gets you into the gallery... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I grew up going to the Hayden in NYC...this show was great! I was so excited at the end, tears rolled down my cheeks. The kids' exhibits downstairs are interactive and the Apollo space craft training exhibits are a hoot! We've come a long way, baby. The narrator was really cute in her presentation - well rehearsed, but natural. We... More 

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Durham, NC
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We came here with my 9 year old nephew and he really enjoyed it, especially the hands on germ section. The show was extra but the presentation on Carolina skies was excellent and the presenter did a fantastic job. Well worth a visit if you're in the Chapel Hill area.

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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196 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We accompanied our daughter, son-in-law and three I/2 year old granddaughter to a special Sesame Street planetarium show and found the display cases very interesting, the show child-friendly and the gift shop well-stocked with science themed items. A very enjoyable visit!

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Boone, North Carolina
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74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We got a very nice presentation there last year when we visited the UNC campus. Very comfortable, very interesting. If they do public shows I would recommend it!

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Peoria, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We walked through the upper and lower level of the planetarium which are free. It was an interesting hour. We did not stay for the show which you do have to pay for, but I heard it was great.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a great time there watching puppeteers projected onto the global milky way of stars. The music was wonderful and the story fun. We took our eight year old granddaughter who enjoyed it all!

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a special evening event at the Planetarium and enjoyed the really enthusiastic presentation by the guide- couldn't help nut be captivated by his interest!

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Additional Information about Morehead Planetarium

Address: Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone Number: 919-962-1236
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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