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Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Great place to take kids and grown-ups

We nearly always visit Morehead Planetarium when we visit my folks in Chapel Hill. When the kids... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Curtis N
kid friendly

The our grand children ages 14-9 6 of them, love this museum. The color show was fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louise K
Wyoming, Michigan
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Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“solar system” (5 reviews)
“great shows” (4 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
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250 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3618
+1 919-962-1236
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nearly always visit Morehead Planetarium when we visit my folks in Chapel Hill. When the kids were little, they loved to museum upstairs, especially the slime exhibit, and now are more interested in the planetarium shows themselves. We almost always find some cool gadget...More

Thank Curtis N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The our grand children ages 14-9 6 of them, love this museum. The color show was fascinating, many different rooms to explore. hands on experience, spent over two hours could have spent more time. Would love to go back

Thank Louise K
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

Went to see a wonderful presentation about colors and the planets with 2 sisters, a daughter and 3 grandchildren, ages 6, 11 and 13. The program was really good, and the staff, friendly, courteous and helpful. The price for tickets was very reasonable. The disappointing...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed May 23, 2017

After 13 years of residence in Chapel Hill, my wife and I finally got around to visiting the Planetarium about which we've heard so many positive comments. Reclining in a very comfortable chair, viewing the universe overhead and listening to an accomplished speaker explain how...More

2  Thank bob k
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at about 11:45 on Wednesday and missed the last planetarium show of the day (11:30). The rest of the museum is free to explore. Thank goodness! There is nothing to see. The kids were not impressed. We probably spent less than 15 minutes...More

Thank Megan M
Reviewed May 6, 2017

I don't know a lot about planetariums, but this one is pretty cool in my book - astronauts trained here and they have lots of great shows - a hidden gem!

Thank lizlindq
Reviewed April 16, 2017

This place is really for all ages-- okay, you may think "kids" first... but there is a lot for even those of use who are not REMOTELY interested in science... it can grab ya!! Take yourself, go with a friend, bring another generation along, but...More

Thank Jill H
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Fascinating! Our ten year old grandson was enthralled . We were as well. The way the information and graphics were presented made it feel as if we were looking up at the sky on a starry night. The staff was very knowledgeable and held an...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I recommend stopping by, especially if you have kids. This is not your typical planetarium due to its size, history, and kids programs. Stop by and learn more.

Thank TNorla
Reviewed March 5, 2017

The building (in my opinion) is just as cool as the exhibitions. This is a small museum. We went to see two shows for my 5 and 8 yr olds. We saw a planetarium show which was awesome. The woman working there even talked to...More

1  Thank annehinds
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July 20, 2016|
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Response from BryndisR | Reviewed this property |
BUT... since you are bringing a group, you should email planetarium Guest Relations at: mhplanet@unc.edu and get the group rate with a reservation.