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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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Address: 250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
Phone Number: +1 919-962-1236
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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
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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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I first visited Morehead Planetarium back in 1987. a little known fact: The Astronauts trained for their lunar missions here. They have shows for all ages and interests are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cary, NC
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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I first visited Morehead Planetarium back in 1987. a little known fact: The Astronauts trained for their lunar missions here. They have shows for all ages and interests are scientifically stimulating and a good price for the shows. I took all 4 of my children and when guests visit it is always on our list of things to do.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in the area this is a wonderful experience for kids or adults. Great 360 degree movies in the dome. A lot of interesting information on space and other things related to the earth.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Morehead Planetarium & Science Center is located on the campus of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They have wonderful shows given by very knowledgeable staff.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the cool inside with my 2 teenage boys. Saw wild weather in solar system. Friendly employees. Very few other exhibits.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Had the worst experience with the Director of the Science in the Summer Program. The Director failed to send out emails, has poorly trained staff, unclear policies, and is extremely rude and argumentative. Very POOR choice of leadership for someone in this position. So disappointed with this program.

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

As a stargazer myself I could not wait to take my children when they were young to the planetarium and now I am taking my grandchildren. It is amazing and educational at the same time. It is one of most favorite places to go. I have gone on so many occasions.

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Thank Spiderlaw
Pittsburg, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

What a lovely way to spend an hour or two on a hot afternoon. Bring a sweater--the air conditioning is cold! The planetarium shows are all excellent.

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Haguenau, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I love the planetarium. This is the first thing I became a member of when I came to Chapel Hill. They have great shows, great people. This building and the vicinity have so much history too! The free exhibitions are very nice but the setup is odd. The Science Center should be developed a bit to become a full blown... More 

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North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I love planetariums. When I go, I enjoy looking at displays, learning about the cosmos, and watching a presentation on the planetarium dome that discusses the mysteries of the universe. While the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center DOES have a planetarium dome with movies, visitors need to be aware that this is just about ALL they have. Putting the movies... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The Morehead Planetarium is a fun and educational place to visit whether you do so as a family trip, school or scout trip or on a date night to do some skywatching or see one of the laser light shows. The facility has a rich history dating back to the late 1940s and is one of the oldest and largest... More 

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