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Morehead Planetarium

Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observatories/ Planetariums
Description: Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
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Manassas, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I liked having a place to park. The new exhibit that opened, Gross Labs, was interesting a place most kids would love.

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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191 reviews 191 reviews
51 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I took our grandchildren to the planetarium to celebrate our granddaughters 7th birthday. We enjoyed the few exhibits they had prior to the show. Wish there had been more hands on interaction for the children other than a water exhibit room. The Magic Treehouse show was interesting, definately sit near the back of the room to get... More

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I grew up in the area so went here with school groups and enjoyed the visits then. Have continued to go to exhibits as an adult and still enjoy my time here. Interesting exhibits even though some of the hallways seem a bit run-down over the last few years. Still has some well-done planetarium presentations. Can usually find a coupon... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Love taking my kids to the various astronomy exhibits over the years. "The Magic Treehouse" movie & gift shop are always enjoyable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My first trip to the Morehead Planetarium was great! It was a little confusing figuring out how to enter as you need to enter through the gift shop. Tickets are $8.25. The shows run on the hour and last about 45 minutes. The seating has the backs tilted back a little farher than a typical movie theater but that helps... More

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North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I bought a membership last year and took full advantage, taking my kids to shows regularly. There isn't a huge variety, so we've seen most at least a couple of times. Same deal with the live science shows. But it's a lot of fun, educational, and my kids love it. They have a nice gift shop to browse between shows... More

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

It was my first time when i have visited Planetarium, but i am happy that i have done it here. It was renovated in spring 2011. The show which i had a pleasure to visit was about seeking planets in the Universe similar to the Earth. The film costs 20$ and duration was around 30 min. Your brain keeps amazing... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Your children will never tire of the magic of the planetarium. Puts us all in perspective. A fun great way to bring some balance into our lives and realign our focus on the big picture of our universe.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This was our first time visiting the Planetarium and we are definitely going to return. We got there a little late in the day so we weren't able to do any of the star gazing sessions but we walked around the exhibits and they were fantastic. If you want to go to any of the shows, you have to pay... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Shows at the Morehead Planetarium are consistently good value for a family. I'm 71 years old now, and have been enjoying this Planetarium my entire life. Take my grandchildren now, to events at the Planetarium, and to Jordan Lake for the Skywatching sessions.

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