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Address: Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone Number: 919-962-1236
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10:00 am - 3:30 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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Cheap and educational!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Hotchkiss
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26 reviews
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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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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 23 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was a great family experience to learn about navigating the solar system over the Carolina Sky. I enjoyed this show because there was interaction between host and audience.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

beautiful historical campus structure housing the facilities for astronaut training in the past. the center draws large groups of school children for education and scientific fun and entertainment. it is a good day trip for the family to include the university visit and local restaurants for a lunch break. children will always remember the visit. the educational programs are continuing... More 

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Additional Information about Morehead Planetarium

Address: 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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