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“A must for visitors”

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.
NC
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A must for visitors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is always a good place for adults and children to go. Don't miss out on the museum too!

Visited August 2011
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Perfect when the grandchildren visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

My grands live here in town, and we visit the Morehead Planetarium 4-6 times a year. The shows are great - time after time! Take Chapel Hill Transit: the bus is free, parking at the Planetarium or anywhere on Franklin Street is not. Once the kids are 8 or older, check out the SkyWatching monthly events.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fabulous place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

This is an interesting place to go for all ages. The Christmas show is special.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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142 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Star of Bethlehem is a childhood memory!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Scout troops, Sunday School classes and youth groups make field trips to the planetarium. It's educational, it's interesting, it's fun, and there's not a planetarium oin every corner, so be sure to check it out when you're in Chapel Hill, NC. Oh, grown-ups love it too! ;-)

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Carolina, USA
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Celestial Navigation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is the place the early astronauts took their celestial navigation training. Nice to know... But more important, is that the daily shows here are always informative and enjoyable. A rare treat!!!

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