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Morehead Planetarium

Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-962-1236
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Ranked #4 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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North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been going to the Planetarium since I was a child (I'm a senior citizen by most standards now). I feel so fortunate it is so close and I still look forward to going at least quarterly for the Starry Nights programs. I've been out to Jordan Lake for their sky watching sessions, which are also wonderful. The presenters... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great planetarium. Lie back in comfortable lounges and watch the universe fly past. It's especially fun at Christmas when UNC men and women a capello groups perform carols while you zip around the stars. It's like listening to a Christmas concert while staring at the screen on the bridge of the Enterprise. But I'd recommend it any... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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116 attraction reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

A great to literally lie back and gaze at the stars. One learns much from the shows here. The projection system is intriguing, and this is a good place to learn about constellations, astronomy and physics.

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Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Love planetariums & loved the fast-paced, fun presentation at orientation! Loved seeing the different views of the sky

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Charlotte, NC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have been to the planetarium several times in the past and enjoyed it again this weekend. The museum itself is ok, but the stage science shows are fun and the planetarium shows are great. We saw Dynamic Earth. It was beautiful and my daughter really enjoyed it. My son liked it but it was totally above his interest level.... More

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