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“Entertaining”

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Ranked #6 of 42 things to do in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Educational and entertaining programs for all ages that teach and explore the science of the universe.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Entertaining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

Such a great overall experience and so well put together. Check their website for the different events first and see which ones you and your family will like the most. The staff really does a great job making each show entertaining. The gift shop is really cool too. Definitely something to see with your kids but great for grownups too!

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North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“expand the mind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Fabulous spot for the whole family on a rainy day. small gift shop and extras to see besides the planitarium.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A One-Of-A-Kind Experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

History oozes from the very pores of this magnificent building. Once upon a time astronaut arrived on the sly to study the stars in preparation for orbital flights. Today thousands of school children arrive throughout the school year to look into the heavens within its planetarium and dream of worlds yet to be seen and of adventures only limited by the imagination. Stop in a see photos taken from those early years and visit their fabulous gift shop for a unique gift. One of my favorite places!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Some good shows, expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

I've visited twice now, and both times enjoyed myself, but was underwhelmed by the performances for how much I paid at the time. I've been told there can be discounts, but there weren't whenever I was there, or they didn't deign to tell me.

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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A BIG wow!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

This was awesome to see how our milkyway fits into the greater galaxy. New technology they use make to presentation so much more realistic.

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