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Morehead Planetarium

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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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Toured the free stuff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
karen p
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Peoria, Arizona
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Peoria, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great old building. Lots of interesting displays. The planetarium is very cool and they do a great job with the programs. Interesting fact that the Apollo Astronauts trained here in the 60s. You'll be glad you went.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wonderful educational experience. Shop has great science toys/projects for children. Parking can be difficult so arrive early for your show in case the lot is full. Suggest making reservations during school year since students on field trips might fill the seats. Before or after the show, tour the UNC campus. Morehead Planetarium is part of UNC, and is in downtown... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Morehead Planetarium is the oldest University planetarium in the US, but has shows that keep up with the times.

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Manassas, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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210 reviews 210 reviews
52 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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